Shubhankar Sharma's performance in Paris has continued to lag

Denmarks Rasmus Hjgaard takes two-shot lead in France . Denmarks Rasmus Hjgaard equates course record with nine under par 62 .

PARIS (AFP) On the first day of the Cazoo Open de France at Le Golf National, Indian golfer Shubhankar Sharma shot four bogeys and a double bogey to card a disappointing 3-over 74.Sharmas bogeys and a double bogey came on a day when Denmarks Rasmus Hjgaard took a two-shot lead by equating the course record with a nine under par first round 62, including ten birdies.Sharma, who had three birdies, had started 2022 with a solid Tied-second place in the Abu Dhabi Championships, but has missed seven cuts in the last eight starts.Hjgaard, 21, already has three DP World Tour titles to his name, but he has yet to win in the 2022 season.

Sweden's Alexander Bjrk came in second place after signing for a seven under 64, while France's Paul Barjon, who has forged his professional career in the United States, was a shot further back on six under.It's not that simple, Hjgaard said, but today was very good.To be fair, I didnt feel like I was that good off the tee, but I felt like my approach play today was great, and I holed a few long putts with a good putter, which is what you need to do to shoot nine under.