Karlberg slips in Russia

Sun 28 Jul 2013

Karlberg slips in Russia

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July 28: Two-time Asian Tour winner Rikard Karlberg of Sweden will be looking to overturn a five-shot deficit as he makes his final charge at the M2M Russian Open.
The 26-year-old Swede, who held the overnight lead, had to overcome four early dropped shots on the second, fifth and sixth holes before signing for an even-par 72 on Saturday.
Karlberg will be eyeing a strong comeback in his last 18 holes as he trails Northern Ireland's Michael Hoey in second place alongside England's Matthew Nixon on nine-under-par 207 total at the Tseleevo Golf & Polo Club.
2007 Asian Tour Order of Merit winner Liang Wen-chong of China, who started his campaign encouraging by taking a share of the first round lead, signed for a 75 to slip to a share of 16th place while Australia's Scott Hend posted a 74 to take tied-22nd.
Honorary member Jeev Milkha Singh of India returned with a 72 for a share of 25th place while compatriot S.S.P. Chowrasia posted another 72 take tied-38th alongside Gagangeet Bhullar on 216 total.
At the British Senior Open, Filipino veteran Frankie Minoza, who had earlier opened with a 68 for a tied second place, shot a 72 for a share of 46th place, 17 shots behind German leader, Bernhard Langer.
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