An eventful front-nine left Jeev Milkha Singh with a card of three-over 75 and the seasoned Indian slipped 25 rungs to tied 42nd after the penultimate round of the Reno-Tahoe Open golf tournament on Sunday.
The Chandigarh pro slotted just one birdie against a couple of bogeys and a double bogey to take his total to even-par 216 in three days.
Jeev was off to a steady start but soon went one-over after dropping a stroke on the third hole.
He quickly made amends with his only birdie of the day on the fourth hole but let it slip with a double bogey on the seventh and a bogey on the ninth. The back-nine was a subdued affair as Jeev made pars on all the nine holes.
At the top, American Scott McCarron (67) grabbed the sole lead with a total of 10-under 206, followed a stroke adrift by his compatriot John Mallinger.