Jeev Milkha Singh, SSP Chawrasia Make Steady Start at Wentworth

Updated: 27 May 2016 13:48 IST

SSP Chawrasia had three birdies against one bogey, while Jeev Milkha Singh struck an eagle, a birdie and two bogeys in the first round of the BMW PGA Championship

Jeev Milkha Singh, SSP Chawrasia Make Steady Start at Wentworth
Jeev Milkha Singh struck an eagle, a birdie and two bogeys, one of them on his first hole, to finish tied 33rd after the first round at BMW PGA Championship. © AFP

Wentworth:

Indian golfers SSP Chawrasia and Jeev Milkha Singh got off to a steady start by carding identical one-under 71s to be tied 33rd after the first round of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, United Kingdom.

Chawrasia had three birdies against one bogey, while Jeev struck an eagle, a birdie and two bogeys, one of them on his first hole.

Danny Willett, in his first appearance on home soil since his victory at Augusta National, lived up to his top billing with a sparkling six-under 66 in the first round.

The 28-year-old Englishman, the highest ranked player in the field, was the only player not to drop a shot at Wentworth Club and sits one stroke behind the trio of Australian Scott Hend, Dutchman Joost Luiten and Korean Y.E Yang.

Australian Scott Hend and Y.E Yang of Korea fired matching seven-under 65s to share the opening round lead as Asian tour players had a great start. The duo shared the lead with Dutchman Joost Luiten.

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Highlights
  • Chawrasia, Jeev ended round one in tied 33rd
  • The Indian golfers carded identical one-under 71s
  • Scott Hend and Y.E Yang lead the field following the opening round
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