Gallacher and Suri share Indian Open lead

Stephen Gallacher and Julian Suri hold a share of the lead after the first round of the Indian Open.

Gallacher secured a top-10 finish at the DLF Golf and Country Club last year and made a promising start with a five-under 67 on Thursday.

The Scot drained a long eagle putt from off the green at the 18th to move into the lead following a double-bogey at 14 in a round that included six birdies.

Suri finished with a seventh birdie of his opening round in New Delhi to join Gallacher at the top of the leaderboard.

The American missed the cut in this tournament 12 months ago, but a magnificent bunker shot at the final hole left him sitting pretty.

Robert Karlsson, Pablo Larrazabal, Prom Meesawat and Christiaan Bezuidenhout are just a shot off the pace. 

Edoardo Molinari and home hope Shubhankar Sharma are among nine players well poised on three under.