Jeev powers into sole lead

Golf : Indian produces bogey-free round to stay one shot ahead
Last Updated 19 November 2016, 19:07 IST

Jeev Milkha Singh produced a bogey-free round of 66 to take an outright lead into the final round of the Bank BRI-JCB Indonesia Open on Saturday.

Jeev, whose last international win came at the 2012 Scottish Open, is looking for his first title in four years.

Jeev, who turns 45 next month, moved to 13-under 203 after the penultimate round.
One shot adrift is Gaganjeet Bhullar, who last month ended a winless three-year streak in Korea. Bhullar was actually one shot ahead of Jeev coming to the 18th hole, but while the younger man bogeyed the 18th, Jeev birdied the par-5 and the lead changed hands.

Among other Indians, first round co-leader Khalin Joshi struggled to two-over through 17 holes and he will return on Sunday morning to complete the third round. He was seven-under and tied-13th.

Lahiri shines

India’s Anirban Lahiri looked all set to go low as he went three-under through the front nine at the RSM Classic golf tournament in St Simons Island, US.

Lahiri, four-under for the first day, must have been looking for a really low score to get somewhere closer to upper part of the leader board in a tournament that has produced very good scoring.

But on the back nine, the birdies dried up and the next one did not come till the very last hole, the 18th, at the Sea Island Resort’s Seaside course.

In between he dropped a bogey on 13th. So, he ended at 69 and is now seven-under 135 and in tied-36th place, which was still five spots above where he was after first day.

Meanwhile, Mackenzie Hughes, who is just five events into his rookie season on the PGA, took the 36-hole lead.

(Published 19 November 2016, 19:07 IST)

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