Jeev slips to tied 24th; Lee in lead

Sizzling Kapur in title contention

The affable Chandigarh pro, who had opened his campaign with a strong two-under 70 at the picturesque Earth course of the Jumeirah Golf Estates, looked set for another sub-par card after an impressive front nine. Englishman Lee Westwood tops the chart at nine-under after firing a three-under 69.

Meanwhile, Lee Westwood took advantage of a couple of putting errors by money-list rival Rory McIlroy to grab a two-shot lead. Westwood birdied the 18th, a tough par-five, to shoot a three-under 69 for a nine-under tally of 135.  Fellow Briton McIlroy (69) shared second spot on 137 with overnight leader Robert Allenby of Australia (72), Colombian Camilo Villegas (71), South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen (66), Briton Ross McGowan (66) and Ireland's Padraig Harrington (69).

Kapur cards five-under

Indian pro Shiv Kapur jumped into title contention after a sparking second round card of five-under 67 that not only sent him soaring to second spot in Johnnie Walker Cambodian Open but also brightened his chances of salvaging an Asian Tour card for next season.
Gunning for his maiden Asian Tour title, Welshman Craig Smith fired six-under 66 to total nine-under 135 and open up a two-stroke lead over Shiv Kapurin the second spot.

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