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Jeev, Jyoti struggle, India tied 10th

November 28, 2008 17:20 IST

Ill at ease in the fearsome foursome format, the Indian duo of Jeev Milkha Singh and Jyoti Randhawa brought home a level-par card to lie tied 10th in the Omega Mission Hills World Cup Dongguan (China) on Friday.

Day I: India tied 12th

Both Jeev and Jyoti had predicted that going would be tough in this alternate shot format and with the Mumbai mayhem playing on their mind, the focus was not really there.

The duo, in fact, were under pressure after a poor start which saw them two-over before birdies on the seventh and ninth helped them go even-par.

The 11th hole birdie put them, for the first time, one-under but dropping a bogey on the 15th meant it was back to square one again as they fell 10 shots off the lead.

India's two-day total of 139 has them at the 10th place which they share with the Philippines and with the fourball format returning for the third round tomorrow, both Jeev and Jyoti want to make amends to raise some sporting cheers back home.

"We feel bad what's happened out there.  Obviously we have been watching the news quite a bit," said Jeev, who has captured the Asian Tour's Order of Merit title this year.

Jyoti was equally upset with the terror strikes and said, "I did feel for the people that for no rhyme or reason got injured. It does affect us a little bit. But what can you do? You're here to play and try to do the best you can."

Meanwhile, Spain opened up a four-stroke lead at the halfway stage of the $ 2.5 million, 28-nation event after a breathtaking foursomes display by Miguel Angel Jiminez and Pablo Larrazabal who blasted a sensational 63.

Scores after second round:

127: Spain
131: Germany, Australia
132: Sweden
133: Ireland, USA
134: Japan
135: Canada
138: Korea
139: Finland, Philippines, India
140: South Africa, Portugal, Denmark, New Zealand
141: Scotland
142: Thailand
143: Italy, England, Chinese Taipei, France, Chile, Mexico
144: China
145: Venezuela, Guatemala.
146: Wales.

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