Chowrasia shoots 67 in first round at Joburg Open

Three birdies in last five holes helped SSP Chowrasia fare much better in the second leg of South African journey on the European Tour.

Last Updated: Jan 14, 2011, 20:17 PM IST

Johannesburg: Three birdies in last five holes helped SSP Chowrasia fare much better in the second leg of South African journey on the European Tour as he shot a four-under 67 to lie 27th after first round of the Joburg
Open.

Chowrasia, who missed the cut last week in East London, had birdies on the second, sixth, 14th, 15th and 18th against one bogey on the third.
Locals Martin Maritz and Tyrone Mordt shot identical nine-under 62 to share the lead while two other South Africans Grace Branden (63) and Thomas Aiken (64) were behind them.

The top non-South African was Alexandre Kalenka of France (64) in tied fourth.

PTI