Shiv Kapur (72) and SSP Chowrasia (72) were further down in tied 87th on the opening day. Jeev, starting on the back stretch, had two birdies and a bogey on either side of the turn.
Kapur had four birdies, two bogeys and a double bogey, while Chowrasia, winner of the Avantha Masters this year, made three birdies against an equal number of bogeys.
Meanwhile, Lee Westwood, who could be back as World No. 1 with a win here, shared the lead with Chilean Mark Tullo at the new Castle Stuart Golf Links. The 38-year-old carded a seven under 65 at on the back of an eagle and six birdies.
World No. 232 Tullo, 33, is a graduate from last season's Challenge Tour. He still has to qualify for The Open Championship, for which one spot is available for the leading non-exempt player this Sunday providing he finishes in the top five.
Westwood and Tullo were a stroke ahead of Swede Peter Hanson, South African George Coetzee and Dane Thorbjorn Olesen, joint runner-up in the Alstom Open de France on Sunday.
Luke Donald, currently No. 1 in the world, shot a 67.
Padraig Harrington, last year's US Open Championship winner, Graeme McDowell and Justin Rose all had 69s, while twice champion Ernie Els shot a 68.