MacIntyre salvaged a 70 with a birdie on the 18th at St Andrews, to conclude an up and down spherical.
After 12 holes, MacIntyre was four-shots-under par and among the many closest challengers to chief Cameron Younger, who he was enjoying alongside.
Robert MacIntyre was content material to shoot a two-under-par opening spherical on the Open Championship – no matter what might have been.
A double bogey six on the thirteenth, adopted by a bogey 5 at 17, threatened to undo a lot of his good work.
After coming good once more on the remaining gap – narrowly lacking out on an eagle – MacIntyre took satisfaction from his opening-round exhibiting.
It was a great addition for the Oban golfer, who missed the minimize ultimately weekend’s Genesis Scottish Open.
MacIntyre mentioned: “If somebody had given me two-under par earlier than I had began I might have taken it for positive. The apparent is just a few errors, a few three-putts. Total, two-under par shouldn’t be a foul begin.
“It doesn’t matter, the best way I’m enjoying. It’s The Open Championship, first spherical and I’ve shot two-under par, it’s a superb rating.
“There’s an extended approach to go earlier than I even begin excited about spherical two. I’ve obtained all afternoon to do issues I have to do.
“I’ll work on just a few issues, however general I’ll go and loosen up, spend time with the household and simply relax.”
Left-hander MacIntyre admits the again 9 posed him issues, with the troublesome thirteenth gap a key in a single day focus forward of Friday’s second spherical.
MacIntyre, who’s enjoying the opening two rounds alongside American Younger and South Korea’s Kyoung-Hoon Lee, begins at 1.25pm.
The 25-year-old added: “I’m left-handed, they usually (Younger and Lee) are right-handed. There’s wind instructions that go well with me, and there’s wind instructions that go well with them.
“The again 9 is hard for me, easy as that.
“I knew the place I might take my possibilities. I really feel like I dedicated to the sport plan very properly.