BMW PGA: Kapur sizzles in third place

Updated: 26 May 2007 06:44 IST

A brilliant run on the back nine with four birdies saw Shiv Kapur opened the BMW PGA Championships of Europe in style with a superb five-under 67.

BMW PGA: Kapur sizzles in third place

Wentworth:

A brilliant run on the back nine with four birdies saw Shiv Kapur opened the BMW PGA Championships of Europe in style with a superb five-under 67 that put him in tied third place after the first round.

The 25-year-old Kapur played in the afternoon session, while earlier in the day, Jyoti Randhawa shot a four-under 68 that gave him a share of the seventh place at the West Course at Wentworth Club.

Things were however not so good for Jeev Milkha Singh, who stumbled to a 77.

England's Justin Rose stole a march in the world-class field as he shared lead with fellow Englishman Paul Broadhurst after a great first round.

The pair shot 66 each to take the lead, but were closely followed by another Englishman, Simon Khan, Australian Marcus Fraser, India's Kapur, who finished late in the day with three birdies in the last four holes, and Francesco Molinari of Italy.

Kapur, who finished way down the order last week in Irish Open is recovering from a strained back. His driving was in top condition as he found 13 of the 14 fairways and reached 14 greens in regulation.

He started with a bogey on second, but fought back with birdies on fourth and sixth. Then came a double bogey on seventh that threatened to derail his ambitions.

However, the tenacious Kapur struck birdies on eighth and ninth and turned in one-under. On the back stretch he birdied the 11th and then found three more in a row. He needed 27 putts for the round.



Topics : Golf
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