Columbus: Indian-born Swede golfer Daniel Chopra shot a three-under 68 but Rahil Gangjee disappointed with a five-over 76 in the first round of the Nationwide Tour's Children's Hospital Invitational here.

Chopra was tied for the 14th spot after five birdies and two bogeys in his round.

Chopra, who lost his card on the PGA Tour and decided to play on the Nationwide, has already won a tournament.

He is currently ninth on the Money List for Nationwide, from where the top-25 qualify for the PGA tour next year.

Gangjee, playing his rookie year, had a forgettable round with six bogeys and just one birdie in a 76 that would make it difficult to make the cut.

Amateur John Peterson carded a seven-under 64 to take a one-shot lead after the first round, while Aaron Watkins had a 65. Harris English and Brian Smock were tied third at 66 each.

(Agencies)