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Atwal begins with 2-under 69 at PGA

Press Trust of India  |  Silivis (US) 

Indian made a fine recovery on the back nine to bring home a card of two-under 69 and lie tied 56th after the first round of the Classic here.

In only this third start this season, Atwal, who got a late entry into the Classic, was two-over for the front nine, before four birdies pulled him back to two-under at the TPC Deere Run here.

He had missed the cut at and Corales Puntacana earlier in the season.

His playing partner and friend, Daniel Chopra, shot one-over 72 with three birdies and four bogeys.

Steve Wheatcroft, who is way down in the FedExCup standings at beyond 200, was three-under through first 12 holes and then ran off six straight birdies to finish his opening-round at nine-under 62.

He was one shot clear of (63) while and were among four players at 64 each as and also shot 64 in the tougher afternoon conditions.

Early starters had a soft course, and almost no wind.

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 13:40 IST