Date: March 05, 2013
Author: Golf Australia

Aussie Barr hoping to avenge ghost of Delhi

A fired-up Scott Barr of Australia tees up at the SAIL-SBI Open on Wednesday with the aim of laying to rest the ghost of Delhi Golf Club. Barr came agonizingly close to a maiden Asian Tour title at last year s event when he led by one shot with two holes remaining but his hopes ran aground with a costly triple bogey six on the penultimate par three hole. The Singapore-based Australian eventually ended one shot shy of the play-off duo of Anirban Lahiri of India and Thailand s Prom Meesawat. Lahiri subsequently won the title in extra time and will defend at the venerable Delhi course against a top line-up from the Asian Tour. Barr is determined to take another crack at the title. I played really well at the SAIL-SBI Open last year. Obviously, I m going there again with the intention to play to my best ability, which I hope is good enough to put me in contention, said Barr, who finished 21st on the Merit list last season. The Aussie knows the tree-lined Delhi course will punish the slightest of errant shots, as he discovered with such agony last year. I played pretty good the whole week but hit only one loose shot. We all know the Delhi Golf Club can tear you to pieces if you hit your ball a bit off line. Unfortunately that happened to me. I just hit one bad shot and was out of contention, recalled the 40-year-old Barr. I changed quite a bit in my game this season the way I m swinging it, the putting style and the putter. I ve been putting in quite an effort so hopefully it starts to pay off.