Jeev slips to tied 28th after third round
An erratic front nine over which had one double bogey and two bogeys saw Jeev Milkha Singh slide down 18 places to be tied 28th after the third round on Saturday at the Golf Tournament in Omazaeki.
Jeev shot one-over 72 to total three-under 210 after three days in Omazaeki.
The lead continued to be in the possession of Soushi Tajima, who despite a round of even par 71 was 10-under and one shot clear of the field.
Jeev had a disastrous start with a bogey on first and another on fifth. He also double bogeyed the eighth and despite birdies on fourth and seventh he was two-over for front nine. On the back stretch, he was one-under with a birdie on 13th.
Jeev has had four top-10 finishes in six starts in Japan but will need a great final round to get an another top-10.
Behind leader Tajima, there were three players, Australian Paul Sheehan (67), Thai Thammannoon Srirot (68) and the consistent SK Ho (69) all at nine-under. Five players were at eight-under and they Toru Taniguchi and Tomohiro Kondo.
Jeev will need a round of about five-under to have a shot at a top-10 finish once again.