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Randhawa tied 10th, Jeev tied 37th

india Updated: Jul 14, 2006 17:23 IST

Jyoti Randhawa was placed at a commendable tied tenth after playing some terrific golf to card three-under 68 in the first round of Barclay's Scottish Open.

Randhawa's show gave the few Indian fans, who turned up at this lovely but remotely located Loch Lomond Golf Club, something to feel good on a lovely sunny day.

The other two Indians had a mixed day with Jeev Milkha Singh suffering a mid-round lapse with three successive bogeys to finish at one-under and in tied 37th place.

He was two-under with birdies on 13th and 14th before hitting a putting-block as it were and dropped three shots in a row before recovering with two birdies on his second nine.

Shiv Kapur, one of the only three Indians to have assured himself a start in next week's prestigious British Open, looked fine at two-under after 15th before finishing with bogeys on 16th and 18th and an over-par card at one-over 72 at the par-71 course.

There is still hope of a British Open berth for Randhawa and Jeev as one place is yet to be decided. The top non-exempt finisher gets a berth into the Open next week.

Jeev has twice missed the berth narrowly this season, once at Mizuno Open in Japan and then last week in European Open, where he was tied fourth and needed a birdie on last hole to make it, but made only a par.

"Never mind, I still have a chance," said Jeev, who won Volvo China Open in April.