Wentworth (UK): Shiv Kapur and Anirban Lahiri fought back hard in the closing stages to finish their first round respectably as the Indians made a modest start to their campaign at the BMW PGA Championships.
Shiv Kapur tees off during Day 1 of the BMW PGA Championship
Kapur was the only Indian under par at two-under 70 while Lahiri and Jeev Milkha Singh shot even par 72 and the fourth Indian in the field, SSP Chawrasia had a bumpy back nine as he ended at one-over 73.
Kapur was tied 13th while Lahiri and Jeev were tied 34th and Chawrasia was tied 62nd.
World No 1 and defending champion Rory McIlroy shot one-under 71 with four birdies and three bogeys.
Sweden's Robert Karlsson (67) had two birdies in last three holes to take sole lead at five-under while evergreen Miguel Angel Jimenez, Jorge Campillo, Chris Wood and Korea's YE Yang were tied second with rounds of four-under 68 each.