Kolkata: Anirban Lahiri of Bangalore fired a sizzling six-under-par 66 to take the round one lead at the McLeod Russel Tour Championship, the PGTI's year-ending event, here on Thursday.
Gurgaon-based Jyoti Randhawa returned a five-under-par 67 to tail the leader in second place.
Lahiri gave a perfect start to the tournament by registering eight birdies against two bogeys in round one. Lahiri's putter was hot as he made birdie putts from 15 to 25 feet on the third, eighth and 17th holes. He also hit birdies on the ninth, tenth and 18th.