Jeev finishes tied seventh

Jeev finishes tied seventh

Randhawa, Kapur miss cut at Alfred Dunhill Links

It was Jeev’s best card of the week as he sank in an eagle and six birdies to end the tournament with an aggregate of 14-under 274 and share the seventh place with four others.

Arjun Atwal also brought home an improved three-under 69 to finish tied 49th with a total of seven-under 281.

After parring the first two holes, Jeev birdied the third before knocking down an eagle on the next. The Chandigarh-golfer picked up a couple of more shots at the seventh and ninth to take the turn five-under.

He continued the brilliant run in the back nine, sinking in birdies on the 10th, 13th and 14th hole to finish the day on a high.

At the top, Matt Kuchar won the on the sixth hole of a sudden-death playoff after fellow American Vaughn Taylor hit his tee shot at the par-four 13th into the water.  Kuchar made par on the 439-yard hole, while Taylor took a double-bogey, to win a $1.08 million top prize.

Kuchar and Taylor, who tied on 17 under par through 72 holes of regulation, played two sudden-death holes on Sunday before failing light forced a suspension of play.

Both golfers had opportunities to win after returning to the Atunyote course on a windy, cold and damp morning in upstate New York. The 31-year-old Kuchar bounced back to stay in the playoff by sinking a 23-foot putt for birdie on the next hole that forced Taylor to drain his six-footer to stay alive.

Taylor left a 20-foot birdie putt inches short of the cup that would have won it for him on the fifth playoff hole.

Randhawa, Kapur falter

Jyoti Randhawa and Shiv Kapur missed the cut after returning over-par cards in the third round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Golf Championship.

While Randhawa carded a two-over 74, Kapur was even worse at four-over 76 in the penultimate round, finishing the rain-hit event outside the top-60 and ties. At the top, Luke Donald turned in the lowest round of his European Tour career, carding an eight-under 64 to take the lead at 14-under.