Jeev on tied sixth; Atwal falters

Jeev on tied sixth; Atwal falters

The Indian ace shot a five-under 67 and was one of the eight players to share the sixth place, and three behind leader Johan Edfors.

Jeev, the lone Indian in the field, opened on the tenth and immediately went two-under after four holes. A bogey on the 16th and two pars saw him take the turn at one-under.

On the second stretch, he birdied the third and fifth and then closed birdie-birdie on eighth and ninth for a 67.

Meanwhile, Arjun Atwal could not hold on to a good start and ended with a one-over 73 in
the opening round of the Farmer’s Insurance Open played over two courses in Torrey Pines at San Diego, California. The Indian now lies at 97th.

The field was led by a 24-year-old South Korean rookie, Sunghoon Kang. Tiger Woods opened his 2011 campaign with a three-under 69 with no bogeys and no birdies, normally a prelude his string of low scores.