Gaganjeet Bhullar, who partnered Anirban Lahiri and finished tied 10 at the World Cup in Melbourne last week, opened with a three-under 68 that put him in tied 10th place in the Australian PGA Championship.
Australian Dimitrios Papadatos and Korean Eom Jaewoong were tied-third with 67 each, while European Tour Members Adrian Otaegui and Jason Scrivener were among the five players at 68 and Tied-fifth alongside World Number 21 Marc Leishman, Mathew Goggin and Douglas Klein.
Bhullar, starting from the tenth, had a terrible bogey-bogey start, but he quickly made up with four birdies in a span of five holes from 12th to the 16th to turn in two-under.
On the second nine, he birdied sixth and ninth, but dropped a shot on eighth in his card of 68.
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