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Atwal, Chopra disappoint; tied 114th at Deutsche Bank Championship

Written by: Staff

Norton, Massachusetts, Sep 2 (UNI) Arjun Atwal and Daniel Chopra put up disappointing birdie-less performances to card similar four-over 75 scores for the tied 114th spot after the opening round of the 5.5 million dollar Deutsche Bank Championship here.

Both the Indian-born Swede and Atwal were woefully out of form at the par-71 Tournament Players Club of Boston and are in danger of missing the cut after their poor show in the first round.

Atwal stumbled to two bogeys and a double-bogey in his round and Chopra also dropped four shots to match the Orlando-based Indian's disastrous performance.

Both Atwal and Chopra, playing his back nine first, opened with bogeys and continued to slide throughout as they failed to find their touch.

Atwal was one-over at the halfway mark after his bogey on the first and ended up dropping a bogey on the 13th before hitting a double-bogey on the 16th to end a disappointing day.

Chopra was no better and after dropping a shot on the 10th ended up with another bogey on the 16th to make the turn at two-over, His fortunes did not improve much in his front nine and he dropped two more shots on the third and fifth.

Meanwhile, Tiger Woods sank in six birdies against a lone bogey on the 13th to take the sole lead with a five-under 66. Fellow Americans Bob May and Joe Ogilvie, Brit Justin Rose and Australians Nathan Green and Aaron Baddeley were all tied for second spot after carding a four-under 67 in their opening rounds.


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