Canizares and Whiteford each had seven birdies and one bogey in the round. They have a one-stroke lead over Federico Colombo, who didn't have a bogey Thursday en route to a 5-under 67.
Canizares opened on the second nine of the DLF Golf and Country Club and used birdies at 11 and 15 in making the turn at 2-under. He had four birdies in his first six holes on the front side before a bogey at the seventh hole. A closing birdie at the par-5 ninth gave him a share of the lead.
Whiteford was 1-under after birdies at 2 and 6 and a bogey 5 at the fifth hole. He posted four consecutive birdies over Nos. 10-13 and made birdie at the 17th to get to 6-under.