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Randhawa, Jeev still in hunt at UBS Hong Kong Open

The Indian golfers continue their brilliant run on the leaderboard at the midway stage of the USD 2 million golf tournament.

india Updated: Nov 17, 2006 18:46 IST

Jyoti Randhawa and Jeev Milkha Singh continued their brilliant run as they ensured a strong Indian presence on the leaderboard at tied sixth place, three shots off the lead, at the midway stage of the USD 2 million UBS Hong Kong Open golf tournament.

At the Fanling Golf Course in Hong Kong Country Club, overnight joint leader Randhawa shot an under-69 and Jeev a three-under 67. They were both seven-under 133 for 36 holes, and three shots behind Spaniard Jose Manuel Lara (66), who was at 10-under for two days.

In the second place was little-known Frenchman Gregory Bourdy (66) and Australian Andrew Buckle (65) was tied third with Filipino rookie Juvic Pangunsan (65) and Chinese veteran Zhang Lian-wei, who scorched the course with the day's best of seven-under 63. They were all tied eight-under 132 for two days.

Two other Indians, Rahil Gangjee (70) and Gaurav Ghei (70), also made the cut and were tied 53rd at even par on the cut line. Indo-Swede Daniel Chopra climbed from tied 102nd to tied 44th with a four-under 67 and a total of one-under 138.

However, Harmeet Kahlon (70) and SSP Chowrasia (72) missed the cut.

Three big names missing the cut included Retief Goosen (71), Simon Dyson (70) and Johan Edfors (71). They all ended at one-over 141, one shot off the cut.

First Published: Nov 17, 2006 18:46 IST