Shiv Kapur Leads Czech Open

Shiv Kapur Leads Czech Open

Shiv Kapur Leads Czech Open

Shiv Kapur of India holds the lead after the opening day of the Czech Open in Celadna meaning Indian golfer lead both the PGA Tour event and the European Event.

The Indian golfer hit six successive birdies to take the lead in the first round at the Prosper Golf Resort and finished on six under par and a card of 66.

Kapur hit birdies from the second right through to the seventh hole and as the finished the first round it looked like he would hit a very low score. The back nine started with two bogeys in a row which he countered with birdies on the 16th and 18th to finish on 66.

“I was six under through my first seven holes so it would have been nice to have added some birdies on the back nine. But golfers are never happy,” said Kapur.

Among the chasers are Peter Hanson and Tano Goya who both finished five under after rounds of 67, the big news however for Peter Hanson is the prospect of grabbing one of the automatic Ryder Cup spots.

If the Swede were to win the event then he would take the place of Paul Casey in the automatic spots and his first round shows he is firmly set on Casey’s spot. In a field where only two of the world top 50 are competing Hanson has a great opportunity to take the £270,000 prize money and the Ryder Cup spot.

The other top 50 golfer is Miguel Angel Jimenez who will be looking to improve on his opening round score of 71 and prevent Hanson from overtaking him in the Ryder Cup positions.