New Delhi, Jul 12 : India star golfers S S P Chawrasia, Shubhankar Sharma and Gaganjeet Bhullar were off to a slow start on Day 1 of Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish open 2019.
S S P Chawrasia ended tied at 93rd with score of 70 (-1) under par. Among other Indians Shubhankar Sharma and Gaganjeet Bhullar ended tied at 119th with a par score and 154th with (+6) over par respectively.
S S P Chawrasia was the best Indian performer on the day as he scored 3 birdies on the 2nd, 5th and 16th and two bogeys to end at T-93.Shubhankar Sharma had a hard start as bogeys on the 2nd, 8th and 9th holes made his progress difficult. There was some salience in the form of three birdies on the 5th, 7th and 16th holes but it could only help him in ending the day with a par score at T-119.
Gaganjeet who notched up some impressive performances before the Irish Open where he failed to make the cut, had a bad day on the course. Bhullar who had early bogeys on the 2nd and 3rd holes was further pulled back when a triple bogey on the 7th hole dampened his progress further. Though, Bhullar notched two birdies on the 14th and 15th but wasn’t enough and he ended at T-154.
Frenchman Romain Wattel with other three Matt Kuchar, Nino Bertasio and Edoardo Molinari finished at the top of the leader board with (-8) under par and a score of 63.Wattel scored 9 birdies but a bogey on the 15th hole stopped him from becoming the lone leader on Day 1. (UNI)