Bhullar tied 14th after round of 70, Jeev shoots 71 in Austria

Gaganjeet Bhullar opened with a modest two-under 70 that placed him tied 14th and as the best Indian in the Lyoness Open here.

Bhullar had four birdies against three bogeys in his round, while Jeev Milkha Singh carded one-under 71 to be tied 21st and SSP Chowrasia, making one of his appearances in Europe since losing his card last year, shot three-over 75 and was 70th.

Jeev, a past winner in Austria, when the tournament was called by another name, has dropped from a career high world ranking of inside top-30 to a current ranking of 618.

He had three birdies in first four holes, but also dropped two bogeys on the front nine as he turned in one-under. On back nine he had one birdie and one bogey on 18th.

Mikael Lundberg claimed a share of the first round lead at the Lyoness Open powered by Greenfinity as the Swede seeks a first European Tour title for six years.

Lundberg, a winner of the Russian Open in 2005 and 2008, has had to come through Qualifying School in each of the last three seasons but fired a five under par 67 to join Adam Gee at the top of the leaderboard.

The Swede posted six birdies against a single bogey at Diamond Country Club, while Gee eagled the 13th hole before adding four gains including a tap-in birdie at the last.

Wales Rhys Davies and the English pair of Matthew Baldwin and Richard Finch are a shot further back, with home favourite Bernd Wiesberger one under and defending champion Joost Luiten level par.

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