Sandhu shoots 69, Sharma rallies in second nine for 70 at Dutch Open

India's Ajeetesh Sandhu opened with a solid 3-under 69, even as compatriot Shubhankar Sharma fought back superbly on the second nine to card 2-under 70 in the first round of the Dutch Open golf tournament.

India's Ajeetesh Sandhu opened with a solid 3-under 69 in the first round of the Dutch Open golf tournament.   -  AFP

India's Ajeetesh Sandhu opened with a solid 3-under 69, even as compatriot Shubhankar Sharma fought back superbly on the second nine to card 2-under 70 in the first round of the Dutch Open golf tournament.

Sandhu was Tied-24th, while Sharma was T-36. SSP Chawrasia had a rough day with 3-over 75 despite three birdies.

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Sandhu had four birdies against one bogey after starting from the 10th. He birdied 11th, 17th and 18th and fifth, and his only dropped shot was on Par-4 14th.

Sharma looked in deep trouble after dropping shots on the 11th, 12th and 18th and turning in three-over. However, he bounced back in the second half and landed an eagle too. He birdied fourth, fifth, eagled Par-5 seventh and birdied 8th to card 70.

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