Jeev stays in contention in Japan

Updated: 30 July 2008 16:28 IST

Jeev Milkha Singh put himself in contention for a top-five finish at the Sega Sammy Cup after carding a four-under 68 that propelled him to tied 4th spot.

Hokkaido (Japan):

Jeev Milkha Singh put himself in contention for a top-five finish at the Sega Sammy Cup after carding a four-under 68 that propelled him to tied fourth spot in the Japan Golf Tour event here on Saturday.

The 2006 Asian Tour Order of Merit winner, now has a total of seven-under 209 and shares the fourth spot with three other professionals.

Jeev had a flawless front nine studded with birdies on the second, third and eighth holes.

His back nine was also going smoothly with birdies on the 11th and 16th before a 17th-hole bogey denied him a share of the second spot.

Sushi Ishigaki (69) leads the field at 11-under 205. Dinesh Chand (69) and Koumei Oda (69) share the second spot at eight-under 208.

Topics : Golf
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