Chopra tied 31 after opening round in US Open

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San Diego, Jun 13 (UNI) India-born Swede Daniel Chopra carded a two-over 73 in the opening round to tied 31st in the US Open here.

A former Asian Tour winner, Chopra, who in his only previous appearance at the US Open finished 24th at Shinnecock Hills in 2004, yesterday opened with a double bogey and another bogey to be three-over after seven holes.

However, he started his recovery as he found his first birdie on the par-five ninth hole. He again dropped bogeys on par-fours 12th and 15th, but also landed birdies on par-fives on the 13th and 18th for a creditable 73.

Chopra was five shots behind co-leaders, Kevin Streelman and Justin Hicks, both little-known journeyman golfers, who shot three-under 68 each.

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