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Randhawa, Gangjee tied 13th at Russian Open golf

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Indian golfers Jyoti Randhawa and Rahil Gangjee shared the 13th spot after carding matching three-under 68s in the first round of the one million euro ($1.12 million) Russian Open at the Kolkovo Golf Club here on Thursday.

While Gangjee scored birdies on the first, third, 12th, 15th holes against a bogey on the par-five fifth, former Asian Tour champion Randhawa dropped two shots and birdied the third, sixth, 12th and 13th for a 68.

Other Indians in the fray, experienced S.S.P. Chawrasia scored one-over 72 to be joint 70th, while Khalin Joshi got a 74 to be tied 99th.

Gaganjeet Bhullar had a horrible start in the European Tour event as the Kapurthala golfer scored nine-over 80 to be tied 132nd.

Scott Jamieson and Australian Daniel Gaunt shared the top spot with six-under 65s, taking a one-shot lead over englishman Lee Slattery and Welshman Bradley Dredge.

(IANS)