The 26-year-old finished tied 10th at the star-studded Maybank Malaysian Open and he was also part of Team Asia, where he contributed two points, to tie with Europe in the inaugural EurAsia Cup here last month.
     
Lahiri won three of his Asian Tour titles on home soil and his results in recent weeks have given him added motivation to win his first title outside.
     
"It has been a while since I've been playing well. I feel like I'm playing well enough to win. I just need to be patient and relaxed. I can't get too far ahead of myself. That's what I've learnt from last week," said Lahiri.
     
Lahiri enjoyed a fine run at the Maybank Malaysian Open after ending the event on eight-under 280, thanks largely to a superb performance during the weekend after even-par rounds in the opening two days.
     
"All in all, it was a solid week but I can't help but feel that I left a lot out there. I've been hitting it really good. I hit 16 greens but didn't make the putts which I needed to. I gave myself a lot of opportunities but couldn't hole the birdies," he explained.
     
"I was a little anxious to do well (at the start of last week). I was feeling good about my game. I really wanted to contend badly. I tried a bit too hard and forced the issue. I didn't focus on what I needed to do. It got better on the weekend and it is good that I'm playing consistently," Lahiri added.

 (Agencies)

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