Jeev rises to tied 31st, Randhawa slips to tied 36th

Updated: 24 January 2009 14:18 IST

Jeev Milkha Singh brought home his second sub-par card of the week, a two-under 70, to jump to tied 31st spot in the Qatar Masters on Saturday.

Jeev rises to tied 31st, Randhawa slips to tied 36th

Doha:

Jeev Milkha Singh brought home his second sub-par card of the week, a two-under 70, to jump to tied 31st spot after the penultimate round but compatriot Jyoti Randhawa slid to tied 36th following his rollercoaster even-par round in the Qatar Masters on Saturday.

Jeev birdied the second hole but bogeys on the fifth and ninth had him at one-over at the turn.

Jeev made amends with a birdie-birdie start to his back nine and picked up one more shot on the 16th, keeping this stretch bogey-free all along to aggregate four-under 212 and join four others at the 31st place.

In contrast, Randhawa (213) showed tremendous resilience to eventually finish with a level-par card even though it could easily have been worse.

The first hole bogey didn't give any inkling of the troubles ahead and Randhawa bogeyed the third and sixth holes before dropping a couple on the par-five ninth to take the turn at three-over.

He showed marked improvement on his back nine, blasting four birdies to go one-under before the final hole bogey denied him a positive signing-off.

At the top, Alvaro Quiros (200) blasted 64 to push overnight leader Louis Oosthuizen (69) of South Africa who now trail the Spaniard by just one shot.

Topics : Golf
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