Jeev takes one-shot lead at Andalucia

 Despite dropping a bogey on his closing hole, Jeev Milkha Singh easily made the weekend action as he finished the second round with a three-under 69 to claim one shot lead at the halfway stage of the Open de Andalucia Costa del Sol.

Jeev, who had an even par 72 in the first round earlier, is now three-under 141 and tied for 31st.

However, Jeev’s compatriot SSP Chowrasia had two bogeys on his second nine and missed the cut by two.

Chowrasia (75) finished at two-over following his first round 71. The cut came at even par and Chowrasia was two shots off the mark.

Jeev starting on the tenth, birdied the 10th and 12th holes before bogeying 13th. He quickly picked two more birdies on 14th and 16th and turned in three-under, which improved with a birdie on first.

However, bogeys on fourth and ninth ruined his card despite a birdie on fifth. Chowrasia, who had just one birdie on 14th and four bogeys, crashed out.

Meanwhile, 29-year-old Eduardo de la Riva birdied the difficult final hole at Aloha Golf Club to take a one shot lead at the halfway stage.

Cheema finishes eighth

It was a rollercoaster even-par 72 for Angad Cheema on the third and final day as he ended eighth overall in the Faldo Series Asia Grand final at the Mission Hills golf course.
Cheema had three birdies, an eagle and a bogey, but the heartbreaker came in the form of a quadruple bogey on the par-four 11th, without which he may well have ended in top-five. At two-over 218 he was fourth in Under-21 section and eighth in the overall standings.

The costly quadruple bogey ruined his chances of finishing in top-three in his section as the winner was Cahyo Adhimtomo of Indonesia at 209 and the second place went to Gavin Samuels of England at 215.

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