Moscow: India's Jyoti Randhawa and Rahil Gangjee were tied 13th after carding matching three-under 68s in the first round of the USD 1.12 million Russian Open at the Kolkovo Golf Club here on Thursday.
While Gangjee scored birdies on the first, third, 12th, 15th holes against a bogey on the par-five fifth, former Asian Tour champion Randhawa dropped two shots and birdied the third, sixth, 12th and 13th for a 68.
Other Indians in the fray, SSP Chawrasia scored one-over 72 to be joint 70th, while Khalin Joshi got a 74 to be tied 99th.
Gaganjeet Bhullar had a horrible start on the European Tour event as the Kapurthala golfer scored nine-over 80 to be tied 132nd.
Scott Jamieson and Australian Daniel Gaunt shared the top spot with six-under 65s, taking a one-shot lead over englishman Lee Slattery and Welshman Bradley Dredge.