Glasgow:Jeev Milkha Singh brought home an even-par 71 to lie tied 79th but compatriots Shiv Kapur and Jyoti Randhawa risk missing the cut in the Barclays Scottish Open golf tournament after their poor identical opening rounds of 75.
SSP Chowrasia, the other Indian in the fray, was two-over 73 to lie tied 112th and the Kolkata pro too will have to come up with something special in the second round to hang around for weekend action.
Left-handed Australian Richard Green leads the pack after a seven under par 64 with compatriot Adam Scott trailing him from two shots behind at Loch Lomond.
Playing his back nine first, Jeev birdied the 14th and 15th holes to go two-under before a bogey-bogey finish to the stretch undid the good work.
His front nine was a sedate affair with the third hole birdie reigniting his hopes for a sub- par card before the dampener came in the form of the bogey on the very next hole.
Chowrasia, on his part, was going one-under after 15 holes before things went awry for the Kolkata pro in the last three holes as he double bogeyed the 16th an signed off with a bogey to settle for a round of 73.
Worse was the case with Shiv Kapur who neither had a good start nor a decent finish to his opening round campaign. Going three-over after the back nine, the 10th tee starter birdied the fifth but a double bogey greeted him on his final hole to throw his campaign in complete disarray.
Randhawa's round looked doomed in the front nine itself with three bogeys and a triple bogey and even though the lanky pro fired an eagle and a birdie on his back nine, he picked up two more bogeys in the process to join Chowrasia at tied 136th.