At one point Shubhankar Sharma was co-leading the opening round of the Hero Indian Open today at the DLF Golf and Country Club. Later he signed for a 3-under 69 today to finish T-7 for the day, two-shot behind the co-leaders Stephen Gallacher of Scotland and Julian Suri of United States.
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Sharma, who was five-under through 14 holes, fell with bogeys on sixth and seventh. The highlight of the day was an eagle on par-5 fourth, which was his 13th hole of the day. At that stage, he was five-under, before slipping with back-to-back bogeys.
Sharma, who holds the course record of 64, said, “The greens are a lot softer compared to last year. Three-under-par is a good score to start out the tournament especially on this golf course; you need to have a good start to keep the momentum going the next few days so I am pretty happy with how I did.”
Rahil Gangjee was the next best ranked Indian today in the field with 2-under 70 for a T-16 on the board along with 11 others. Om Prakash Chouhan remained T-28, Gaganjeet Bhullar T-46, Tapy Ghai and Gaurav Pratap Singh stood T-58 for the day.