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Finishing troubles cause Jeev to slip

other Updated: Mar 14, 2009 23:43 IST

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India's top golfer Jeev Milkha Singh ran into problems over the finish, dropping three shots in the last holes, including a double bogey on the 18th, as he slipped from tied first to eighth at the halfway stage of the $8.5 million WGC-CA Championships at the Doral Golf Resort in Florida.

Jeev was lying at eight-under 136, while world No. 3 Phil Mickelson moved into sole lead with a second round of six-under 66 that carried him to 13-under after the second round Friday. "I putted well enough, but made a couple of errors and that included a double on 18th, but there're still two more days to go and I am feeling good," said Jeev.

Jeev was lying within striking distance of Mickelson with two holes to go. He was at 11-under with five birdies and no bogeys after the 12th, before the round became topsy-turvy.

He dropped shots on 13th and 14th and then picked a birdie on 16th. But a bogey on 17th and a double on the 18th put him back to 71 for the day with six birdies, three bogeys and a double bogey. Tiger Woods was tied 35th after a second round 70 and is now three-under for 36 holes.

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