Singh keeps Open bid alive in Scotland

Sat 12 Jul 2014

Singh keeps Open bid alive in Scotland

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July 12: India's Jeev Milkha Singh battled to a level par 71 in the second round of the Scottish Open on Friday to stay within striking reach of a place at The Open Championship next week.
Double Asian Tour Order of Merit winner Singh shot three birdies against three bogeys at Royal Aberdeen for a two-day total of one-under-par 141 to lie five shots off the lead in tied 19th place.
The leading three non-exempt players who finish in the top-10 on Sunday will qualify for the Open at Royal Liverpool next week.
EurAsia Cup Team Asia captain Thongchai Jaidee shot a second straight 71 to lie a further shot back while India's Shiv Kapur stumbled to a 75 to slip back to equal 63rd position alongside compatriot Gaganjeet Bhullar on 144, which was the cut off mark.
Reigning Order of Merit champion Kiradech Aphibarnrat shot a 72 to miss the halfway cut by one shot.
KAPUR OFF TO A GOOD START ON DAY ONE
July 11: India’s Shiv Kapur enjoyed an encouraging start to his title challenge when he posted an opening two-under-par 69 to take tied-13th place at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open on Thursday.
The one-time Asian Tour winner trails former world number one, Rory McIlroy by five shots after marking his card with five birdies against three bogeys at Royal Aberdeen.
Compatriot Jeev Milkha Singh, a two-time Asian Tour Order of Merit winner, is a further shot back in equal 24th after carding a 70 while Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee signed for a 71 to share 40th place.
Asian Tour honorary member Ernie Els and reigning Order of Merit champion Kiradech Aphibarnrat are tied for 78th place after a 73.
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