Three birdies in the last five holes saw Jeev Milkha Singh squeeze into the top-10 for the first time in 2011 at the Volvo China Open, an event he won in 2006.
Jeev, who after being second at the end of two rounds struggled through the third and it continued for the front nine of the final round before finding three birdies on the back nine.
He shot 68 in the final round to end tied 10th with a total of 17-under 271 for the week at the Luxehills International Country Club. Shiv Kapur shot a two-under 70 with five birdies and three bogeys to finish at eight-under 276 to tie for 59th.
Jeev was one-under for the first nine and 14-under for the week at that stage in a low-scoring tournament. But then birdies on 14th, 16th and 18th saw him get into top-10. It was his first top-10 since his tied seventh at the Hong Kong Open in November last year.
“I think I played well this week. The birdies not falling in the third round made the difference, but I am being patient because the game is coming around,” said Jeev.
Atwal slips to 36th
Hilton Head (South Carolina): Arjun Atwal slipped to tied 36 following a one-over 72 third round at the Heritage golf tournament here on Saturday.
The first Indian winner of a PGA Tour event, Atwal is now three-under 210 for 54 holes. He was tied second after first round and tied 19th after second.
Bhullar tied 20th
Jakarta: Gaganjeet Bhullar shot a modest even par 72 in the final round to finish tied 20th in the Indonesian Masters on Sunday.
Bhullar finished with a four-day total of five-under 283.