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Japan Open Golf: Jeev slides to 14th place

india Updated: Oct 14, 2006 20:53 IST

Jeev Milkha Singh, who led the field after four holes in the morning, dropped three strokes in two holes and later had a triple bogey to end the day at two-over and slip to be tied 14th in Japan Open golf tournament.

The current leader is Paul Sheehan of Australia. A round of three-under 68 carried him to seven-under for three days. Sheehan is one clear of Shingo Katayama (71).

The Volvo China Open winner and leader on UBS Asian Tour Order of Merit, Jeev seemed to have recovered from his food poisoning on Wednesday night as he had a hat-trick of birdies from second to fourth and went to eight-under and to the top of the leaderboard.

He then had a bogey on fifth and a double bogey on sixth and later on 580-yard par-five. He had a birdie on first two days and later a triple bogey which ruined his day.

Jeev is two-under 211 after 54 holes and five shots behind leader Sheehan (68).

Defending champion and leader on Japan Tour, Katayama, overcame two front nine bogeys with two birdies on last four holes to finish even par and was one shot behind Sheehan. Katayama is six-under 207 for three rounds.

Takuya Taniguchi (68) is third at five-under 208.