Jeev crashes out, Chopra makes cut at Memorial
Jeev Milkha Singh fell by the wayside after a roller-coaster second round even though Indian-born Swede Daniel Chopra made the cut.other Updated: Jun 02, 2007 11:59 IST
Jeev Milkha Singh fell by the wayside after a roller-coaster second round even though Indian-born Swede Daniel Chopra made the cut to hang on for the weekend action at the Memorial Tournament presented by Stanley Morgan.
Jeev stuttered to his second successive round of 76 for a two-day total of 152 and crashed out.
In contrast, Chopra's even-par 72 took his tally to 143, which was enough to finish on the right side of the cut line.
At the top of the table, Australian golfers dominating the leaderboard with Adam Scott (132) shooting a sizzling 62 to lead the event at 12-under, one stroke ahead of fellow Aussie Rod Pampling (68).
Jeev had a very up and down round. Starting with bogeys on the first and third holes, he birdied the eighth but dropped a shot again on 10th. He then eagled the 11th to come to par but the joy was short-lived as he bogeyed the 12th. The lone birdie of the disastrous back nine came on the 14th before Jeev dropped four shots over the last three holes -- bogeys on 16th, 17th and a double on 18th.
Chopra, 73rd on Money List this season, opened with a bogey-bogey start but quickly recovered with back-to-back birdies on the fourth and fifth holes. Another birdie on eighth brought him under par but a bogey on 10th undid the good work.
Chopra then came up with a string of eight pars to finish at one-under 143 and a tied 41st place, a slight improvement on
Among Asian players Korea's Choi Kyung-ju (70) stayed on track for another good finish in America to be tied 12th at the halfway stage.