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Jeev tied fourth at Hong Kong Open

November 22, 2008 20:09 IST

Jeev Milkha Singh remained in the hunt for a second successive Asian Tour title after a solid four-under 66 left the seasoned Indian three strokes off the pace at the end of the penultimate round of UBS Hong Kong Open on Saturday.

The Indian, who won the Singapore Open last week, has a total of 10-under 200 and is tied for the fourth spot with Englishman Oliver Wilson (65) leading the pack.

Jeev sank in five birdies against a lone dropped shot in yet another steady show.

"I'm comfortable with the way I'm playing and I'm confident and looking forward to tomorrow, see what comes my way. This tournament has a lot of history and the set up is fantastic. It's great to be here," he said.

"Anybody from eight under can take this. It's going to be a great day tomorrow. Everyone will be fired up. I will keep doing what I'm doing and that's where I get those 62s and 63s, but I think it will all come down to putting," added the 2006 Asian Tour Order of Merit winner.

Meanwhile, Jyoti Randhawa also carded a 66 and was tied for the 25th spot with a total of five-under 205. The Delhi-pro managed six birdies against a couple of bogeys.

Veteran Gaurav Ghei was further down at the tied 42nd spot after a third-round 67 left him three-under overall. Ghei shot a stunning eagle on the par-five 13th hole and stroked in four birdies against three bogeys.

Leading third round scores:

197 - Oliver Wilson (ENG) 66-66-65; 198 - Lin Wen-tang (TPE) 65-69-64; 199 - Bernhard Langer (GER) 69-67-63; 200 - Pablo Larrazabal (ESP) 69-67-64, Jeev Milkha Singh (IND) 71-63-66, Rory Mcilroy (NIR) 70-64-66, Francesco Molinari (ITA) 66-67-67; 201 - Colin Montgomerie (SCO) 68-65-68.

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