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Jeev slips to tied 36th after Rd2 of WGC Invitational

A poor back-nine marred Jeev Milka Singh's card as he turned in a one-over 71 to slip to the tied 36th spot after the second round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational Akron, Ohio.

other Updated: Aug 08, 2009 15:12 IST

A poor back-nine marred Jeev Milka Singh's card as he turned in a one-over 71 to slip to the tied 36th spot after the second round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational Akron, Ohio.

The seasoned Indian pro, playing his first tournament after being laid low by a rib injury for three weeks, has total of one-over 141 after two rounds at the Firestone Country Club.

A 10th tee starter, Jeev parred five holes on the trot before stumbling to a triple-bogey on the 16th. He managed a birdie on the next hole but dropped a stroke on the 18th to make the turn three-over.

His front nine was markedly better as he picked up two birdies on the first and fifth and didn't drop a single bogey to make some amends for the back-nine slump.

At the top, Irishman Padraig Harrington held on for a one-stroke lead after returning a 69 in the second round. Harrington totalled seven-under 133.

South African Tim Clark (68) occupied the second spot.