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Shiv climbs 20 spots; Himmat falls behind

St Andrews (UK), October 6, 2012, PTI:

Shiv Kapur did well to jump 20 places to 56th with a two-under 70 in the second round while fellow Indian Himmat Rai (74) was way behind in 154th place in a field of 168 professionals at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championships. Leading the field at the top was Branden Grace followed his European Tour record-equaling 60 with a 67 to take a five shot lead.

Jeev slips


Jeev Milkha Singh suffered a big setback as he managed only a two-over 74 and slipped from overnight tied sixth to 20th after the third round of the Canon Open in Yokohama.

Jeev is now four-under 212, while leader Yuta Ikeda took his lead to two shots.

Atwal misses cut


Arjun Atwal turned in an improved one-under 71 but it was not enough as he crashed out of the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas. Atwal finished at 146, while the cut came at 138.

Gangjee exits

Rahil Gangjee managed just one birdie over two days as crashed out of the Web.com's Neediest Kids Championship in Potomac. Gangjee, who shot a 79 on the first day, added a three-over 73 to total 152 and finish the week early.

Sharmila misses out

Braving acute pain, Sharmila Nicollet shot a superb round of 72 but it came a bit late as she crashed out of the Lacoste Ladies Open de France in Saint Jean de Luz.

Aditi shares lead

Aditi Ashok turned in an even-par 71 to jointly top the leaderboard after the second round of the Usha Eastern India Ladies Golf Championships in Jamshedpur.Aditi shares the lead with overnight leader Amandeep Drall (74) at 148.

Bhullar makes cut

Gaganjeet Bhullar, who had to play four remaining holes from the second round this morning slipped down after 16 holes in the third round as play was suspended in the CJ Invitational Hosted by KJ Choi in Yeoju (Korea). Bhullar was one-over through 16 holes in third round and was one-over for the tournament at this stage.

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