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Jeev misses cut in South Africa

March 03, 2013 19:42 IST

Five dropped shots in a matter of three holes saw Jeev Milkha Singh plummet from being a contender to missing the cut in the second round of the Tshwane Open at the Copperleaf Golf & Country Estate in Centurion, on Sunday.

Jeev, who had a five-under 67 in first round, went to four-over 76 and missed the cut by one shot as the cut fell at two-under.

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Jeev had four pars for a start before running into a horrible patch with a back to back bogeys followed by a triple bogey from fifth to seventh holes.

He ended with a round of 76 and crashed out.

Jeev Milkha SinghMeanwhile Darren Fichardt signed off with a trio of closing birdies to join a four-way tie for the lead after three rounds.

The South African picked up eight shots on Saturday to post a third round 64 and finish 16 under par alongside 36 hole leader Charl Coetzee, compatriot Dawie Van der Walt and Chile's Mark Tullo as storms once again affected play.

However, the almost two-hour delay could not put a stop to Fichardt's fine form as he surged back to the top of the leaderboard, having led after round one.

As for Van der Walt and Tullo, neither has made a bogey in their first 54 holes as both look to pick up their first European Tour win.

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