White Sulphur Spring: Indian golfer Arjun Atwal made a disappointing start, carding a two-over 72 in the opening round to lie tied 95th in the Greenbrier Classic on the PGA Tour.

The Indian pro, who started on the 10th, saw all the action on the second stretch.

Atwal, scheduled to play the WGC and the PGA Championships next month, would need a good second round to stay over for the weekend.

Atwal bogeyed the 10th, but parred the next nine holes. He bogeyed the second, seventh and eighth but also birdied the fourth and ninth, his closing hole.

Former Masters champion South African Trevor Immelman coming back from a wrist surgery shot the best card of the year to take the first round lead.

He carded a six-under 64, one better than five others, Gary Woodland, Billy Mayfair, Derek Lamely, Webb Simpson and Steven Bowditch of Australia.

(Agencies)