TEXAS: Anirban Lahiri shot 3-under 68 in the opening round of the AT&T Byron Nelson Championships, as he continues his four-week stretch to repair a season that has not gone too well for him. Lahiri with five birdies against two bogeys was lying T-44th at the end of 18 holes.
Daniel Chopra shot 3-over 74 and will need a very low number to make the cut. Meanwhile, the leader was Australian Marc Leishman, who has one of the best scoring averages in tournament history, but the old venue, began well at the new one, the Trinity Forest course, as he opened with a 10-under 61 round.
Baisoya misses putts
Honey Baisoya slipped down the leaderboard on the second day as his putter failed at the US$300,000 Asia-Pacific Classic on Friday.
The 27-year-old Indian, who was Tied-2nd after the first day, added a 1-over 73 to his first round 5-under 67 and at 4-under 140, he was now T-23rd.
He was one of the two Indians who made the halfway cut, while the other two fell by wayside. S Chikkarangappa (72-71) was T-47.
However, Viraj Madappa (76-73) and Himmat Rai (78-75) missed the cut.