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Jeev lies sixth at Canon Open in Japan

Jeev lies sixth at Canon Open in Japan
Indian golfer Jeev Milkha Singh stayed in contention for the title after carding a bogey-free two-under 70 in the second round to lie tied sixth at the Canon Open 2012 on the Japan Tour.

Jeev moved to six-under 138 after 36 holes. The Indian ace, who is playing his fourth successive start on Japan Tour where he has won four times, is four shots behind leader Yuta Ikeda (68) at 10-under 134.

Though he had a tough day off the tees and with his irons, as he missed far too many fairways and greens in regulations, Jeev’s putter was red hot.

He required just 23 putts for the entire round. There was not a single three-putt and he had one-putts on each of the nine holes on the back nine.

‘I putted like a dream, but my driving was off and I reached only a few greens in regulation,’ said Jeev, whose only two birdies of the day were on the 12th and 16th.


Gaganjeet Bhullar hauled himself off the danger line and moved close to making the midway cut at the CJ Invitational when play was suspended due to poor light on Friday.

Bhullar, who was lying 57th after the first day with a round of 72, was two-under through 14 holes while playing with the tournament host, KJ Choi.

Bhullar is now one-under with four more holes to play in the second round and is provisionally 33rd.
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