Opening 76 Puts Uihlein’s Fairytale on Hold
By Conor Nagle under European PGA Tour

Mauve-ing on up: Uihlein will be hoping for an improvement on his opening round.

Former US Amateur champion Peter Uihlein endured a turbulent start to his professional career this morning, carding a four-over-par 76 in the first round the Challenge Tour’s Gujarat Kensville Open in Ahmedabad, India.

After bogeying his first hole as a professional (hopefully it won’t set the tone for his career), the Walker Cup star compounded his difficulties with a seven at the par-four third. It wasn’t until the 14th, a reachable par-five, that the American recorded his first, and only, birdie of the round.

Uihlein’s 76, though discouraging, wasn’t quite catastrophic. He’ll begin tomorrow second round in a tie for 77th place, eight shots behind Calcutta’s Rahil Gangjee, who competed on the Nationwide Tour last season.

Conor Nagle