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Jeev tied 2nd in Tokyo
September 16, 2005 22:12 IST
Jeev Milkha Singh birdied the last two holes to complete the second round in two-under 70 and be in tied second place at the midway stage of the 200 million Yen ANA Open, on the Japan Golf Tour, in Tokyo on Friday.
Jeev shares the second place with seven others at the par-72 course in Sapporo Golf Club Wattsu Course.
Jeev, who had a first round of 67 is now seven-under and three shots off the leader Keiichiro Fukabori, whose 10-under 62 helped him to a total of 10-under for two days after a first round of par 72.
Jeev starting on the tenth, bogeyed the 11th, but then pared the rest of the holes on the back nine. He birdied the first with a chip-in but then bogeyed the next.
Then on the fifth, he landed his second eagle in as many days. He again dropped a shot on the sixth to be par with three holes to go. He birdied the last two and finished well at 70.
Jeev missed just four fairways and hit the ball well, but needed 31 putts as he missed quite a few birdie putts after getting to the greens in regulation.
Fukabori had eight birdies and one eagle and no bogeys on an excellent day. He missed just two fairways as he hit clean and straight and took just 24 putts.
Defending champion Chawalit Plaphol moved up to tied 15th with a five-under 67 and a total of six-under for two days.