Randhawa, Ghei tied 11th in Malaysian Open
Jyoti Randhawa and Gaurav Ghei shot a four-under 68 each to be tied 11th on the opening day of the Maybank Malaysian Open.india Updated: Feb 17, 2006 11:44 IST
Jyoti Randhawa and Gaurav Ghei shot a four-under 68 each to be tied 11th on the opening day of the Maybank Malaysian Open here on Thursday.
The two were trailing Miguel Angel Jimenez, who was eight under after 17 holes, when play was suspended till tomorrow morning.
Jimenez, who still had the par-5 18th to play was flawless with six birdies and an eagle. Thaworn Wiratchant who shot a sizzling seven-under 65 was the clubhouse leader.
He led by one stroke from Italy's Francesco Molinari, Welshman Garry Houston, Richard Finch of England and Ireland's Gary Murphy, who all completed rounds of 66 before play was suspended in mid-afternoon for two hours and 45 minutes due to a lightning storm.
Randhawa, runner-up behind Thongchai last year, blasted six birdies but a lapse of concentration proved costly as he dropped bogeys on the sixth and 15th holes.
But he was pleased to have played without any ill effects of the injury he sustained in a motorbike accident some weeks ago.
"The way I hit the ball today, I thought I could make 66 or better. But I made two silly mistakes for bogeys. It's the first round though, so I'll take a 68," said Randhawa, who was grouped with Thaworn and Harrington.
Randhawa had six birdies and two bogeys for his 68, as did Ghei. Randhawa shot a 34 each for front and back nines, while Ghei opened with four birdies in first five holes. His two bogeys on 12th and 14th spoilt a fine day, as he also birdied 16th and 17th.