Shiv Kapur the lone Indian at the US Open got off to a tidy start on the first nine of the opening round as he made the turn in a very creditable even par on Thursday.
Starting in the morning session, Kapur had one birdie, one bogey and seven pars in a display of steady golf.Kapur teed off from the tenth and had three pars before finding his first birdie. On the par-4 13th playing to 391 yards, Kapur drove with a 3-Iron and followed that up with a superb second shot with 9-Iron to landed within six feet.
He duly holed it for his first birdie. Following up that birdie with four more pars, he came to the ninth, where he missed the green in regulation.
Kapur paid with a bogey and turned in even par in tied 12th place at that stage.
The early leader was Matt Kuchar at three-under through 13, while Korean-American Kevin Na was second at two-under through 14 holes. Jordan Spieth, tied second at Masters, was one-under through 11 as were Henrik Stenson (through 13), Phil Mickelson and Graeme McDowell, through 12 each.