Chopra 10th, Gangjee 66th in Nationwide Tour event

Texas (USA): Indian golfer Rahil Gangjee carded a modest two-under 70 in the opening round to be placed tied 66th at the WNB Golf Classic on the Nationwide Tour.

The Indian, playing in his rookie year, needs a few good finishes to have a shot at finishing in top-25 to get a PGA Tour card for 2012.

Indian-origin Swede golfer Daniel Chopra, however, had a superb start with a five-under 67 to be placed 10th.

Chopra, who already has one win this season and needs to stay in top-25 to get back to PGA next year, had five birdies against two bogeys till the 15th.

Then he had an eagle on the par-four 17th that gave him a great finish. Chopra is currently 24th on Nationwide Money List.

Currently lying 87th on the Money List, Gangjee had a birdie-birdie start but a bogey on fifth set him back. When two more birdies on 12th and 15th followed, he seemed set for a good day before a disappointing bogey on the par-four 17th.

BJ Staten carded a nine-under 63 to take the opening round lead ahead of Bubba Dickerson and Danny Lee, who had 64 each.

PTI

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. You can find out more by clicking this link

Close