Defending champion Siddikur Rahman and three-time runner-up Shiv Chowrasia each shot 6-under 65 Thursday to take a share of the lead with three others in the first round of the Indian Open.

Richard Lee, Chapchai Nirat and Joakim Lagergren were also at the top of the leaderboard in the European and Asian Tour co-sanctioned event.

Mithun Perera and Kalem Richardson were two strokes behind.

Also, Miguel Angel Jimenez shot a 1-under 70 and is tied for 23rd.