Evansville: Rahil Gangjee opened with a strong round of two-under 70 in the first round to be placed at tied 16th in the United Leasing Championships on the newly christened Webdotcom Tour, formerly known as the Nationwide.
Gangjee, who is five behind the leader Omar Uresti (65), may well have been two shots better but for his solitary mistake of the day.
Daniel Chopra had an eventful round with five birdies, two bogeys and one double bogey in his round of 71, which placed him tied 34th.
Gangjee's steady round was hit by a single costly mistake on the par-3 11th hole, which he double bogeyed at Victoria National Golf Club.
He had four other birdies, one on the front nine and three on the back nine in his card of two-under 70. He birdied the ninth, 10th and then 14th and 15th.
While he had 83 per cent greens in regulation, he needed 30 putts for the round, setting him back a good deal.
Uresti chalked up seven birdies en route to a bogey-free 7-under 65.
Three other players, including two-time US Open champion Lee Janzen, Martin Piller and David Lingmerth were tied for second at 67 each.
Australia's Alistair Presnell and Tag Ridings are next on the list at 4-under 68.