Lahiri: I need more confidence

India's Anirban Lahiri revealed that he will be aiming for more confidence as he chases Marcus Fraser's lead on the final day of the Thailand Golf Championship.

Fraser, from Australia, finished the final day just one shot ahead of the Lahiri after the Indian carded 68.

He said: "I started out pretty good on the front nine. I made a lot of birdies and chipped and putted good. I’m just a little disappointed to throw it away because I didn’t finish well. I'm happy to put myself in position."

"Starting on Thursday, this is exactly what I wanted to do. I just need to go out tomorrow and play like what I did today but with more confidence and be a little bit more aggressive."

Lahiri also talked about his experiences last year, and how they have influenced his tactics.

He said: "It was a learning experience for me last year (playing in the last group). I didn't come close to playing my best golf. Once I go out there tomorrow I need to focus a little bit more on what I need to do instead of looking at how everyone else around me is playing.

"It was good to have that experience. It won't feel like a new experience for me. I will feel more comfortable and the last 12 months that has passed since that round, I've done a lot of good things and played much better golf. I think I've grown in those 12 months. Come tomorrow, it will be an improved Anirban."

Lahiri also discussed his dreams of playing in The Open in 2015.

He said: "I think it is fantastic to have an event like this where you have the opportunity to qualify for The Open. If you wanted to play in The Open Qualifying Series before, you have to be a world ranked golfer to play in it. But now it gives any player an opportunity to try and qualify for a Major. I think it is fantastic.

"It is everyone kids dream to play the Holy Grail at the Holy Grail. I have 18 holes left and I really need to focus and play well."

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