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Chopra soars high but Jeev misses the cut

Swede-born Daniel Chopra carded a superb five under 67 to soar to the tied 18th spot.

india Updated: Aug 26, 2006 17:33 IST
United News of India
United News of India

Swede-born Daniel Chopra carded a superb five under 67 to soar to the tied 18th spot whereas Arjun Atwal had a near miss before a last hole birdie enabled him to make the cut in the the three million dollar Reno-Tahoe Open in Nevada.

Compatriot Jeev Milkha Singh had a better outing yesterday with three under 69 rpt 69 but that proved too little too late as the Asian Tour leader fell by the wayside after aggregating four over 148 in two rounds.

On the halfway mark, Daniel Chopra aggregates six under 138 and is nine shots of the leader American Bob Estes who fired seven under 65 to displace fellow Will MacKenzie from the top.

Putting behind his disappointing performance in the round one, Chopra seemed in good nick today and banged in three birdies on his blemish free back nine.

He gained another shot on second hole after making the turn and then fired three consecutive birdies between the fouth and sixth hole. However, he fumbled towards the end and dropped two strokes on the seventh and the ninth.

Atwal, meanwhile, continued to live on the edge and seemed on his way out after he hit a bogey on the second hole. The birdie on the 13th was evened out by another bogeyn the 16 before the Orlando-based Indian pulled off a bridie out of nowhere on the last hole. The level par 72 saw Atwal advancing with an aggregate of one under 143 in two rounds.

First Published: Aug 26, 2006 17:33 IST