Choi makes move while Singh slips

Sat 21 Jun 2014

Choi makes move while Singh slips

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June 21: Asian Tour honorary member K.J. Choi of Korea fired another impressive five-under-par 65 to stay one shot off the pace at the Travelers Championship on the PGA Tour on Friday.
The Korean, a six-time Asian Tour winner, started the day in tied-ninth but made his move quickly after trading six birdies against a lone bogey to take a share of second place with Americans Michael Putnam and Harris English after a two-day total of 10-under-par 130.
They trail second round leader Scott Langley of the United States by one shot going into the weekend rounds.
"I'm enjoying myself here. My short game went very well this week. I was a little disappointed with my tee shots especially those to the right as it was windy but overall it was still a good round," said Choi.
Over in Ireland, India's Jeev Milkha Singh slipped down the leaderboard after managing only a 71 at the Irish Open.
The six-time Asian Tour winner opened his campaign impressively with a 68 but after marking his card with one bogey, a double-bogey and a birdie on the second day, Singh slipped 38 places down to a share of 47th place the Fota Island Resort.
The Indian will head into the weekend rounds nine shots back of Finland's Mikko Ilonen, who leads on 132.
The top three players this week will earn a spot at next month's Open Championship which is the year's third Major.
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