Shubhankar opens with 68 in 1st spherical of Scottish Open

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12 Jul 2018, 23:15 IST

Gullane (Scotland), Jul 12 (PTI) Shubhankar Sharma gave himself an excellent begin with 2-under 68 however SSP Chawrasia after 17 pars, had a bogey within the ultimate gap to complete the primary day at 1-over 71 after opening spherical on the ASI Scottish Open, right here at present.

Sharma, enjoying the Scottish Open for the primary time, was tied-42nd with a number of gamers nonetheless out on the course.

5 gamers had a share of the lead. American Rickie Fowler, Spain’s Scott Fernandez, Swede Jen Danthorp and Englishman Robert Rock completed at 6-under 64, and later within the night Lee Westwood joined them.

Patrick Reed, who was six-under by entrance 9 stayed there until the 15th earlier than unexpectedly dropping a shot on Par-5 16th. He had two extra holes to play.

Sharma is enjoying solely his third occasion on European soil, stated, Final week’s Irish Open was my first take a look at a Hyperlinks course and I favored it. However I didn’t play too effectively and missed the minimize. The 2 days of (additional) apply I bought appeared to assist with a 2-under card.

Sharma, who birdied each Par-5s on the course, added, I actually didn’t convert most of the putts 10-foot or thereabouts. There have been simply two I managed from that distance and I had a lip out however I additionally a chip-in.

Fowler, winner right here in 2015 on the similar course, had 5 birdies, one bogey and an eagle in his spherical. At 5-under by after which 7-under by 12, he appeared set to interrupt the course report of 63.

He had three birdies in a row from 2nd to 4th and and eagle-2 on Par-Four sixth to be 5-under by. He additionally birdied the 11th and 12th bought him to get to 7-under, however then dropped a shot on 13th and had no birdies for a spherical of 64.

Fowler’s final title was the Hero World Problem in December and he additionally gained the 2015 Scottish Open, however is but to win a Main.

Rock had no bogeys in his 64, whereas Fernandez had six birdies, an eagle and two bogeys, whereas Danthorp was additionally flawless with 4 birdies and an eagle on sixth.

9 gamers have been at 5-under and of them England’s Matthew Southgate, South African Richard Sterne, Scotland’s Peter Whiteford and France’s Julien Guerrier, had completed. Nevertheless, Reed, Dylan Fritelli, Luke Record and Robert Karlsson have been nonetheless on the course

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