• Jeev faltered on the 16th, which has been his nemesis this week
  • Chopra has seven more holes to make enough birdies to make the weekend rounds

    Hokkaido (Japan): Jeev Milkha Singh continued to have problems on the back stretch of the Otaru Country Golf Course as he returned a card of two-over 74 in the third round to slip from overnight tied third to tied eighth in the Sun Chlorella classic golf tournament.

    Tetsuji Hiratsuka of Japan, who carded a four-under 68 and moved to six-under on a tough course in hot conditions, is in the lead. He is one clear of Hideto Tanihara (67) and Mitsuhiro Tateyama (71).

    Jeev, playing in the lead group with overnight leaders Tateyama and Masaya Tomido (76), started the day at three-under. He opened with a birdie, but gave it back on the third before going through the next 12 holes with pars. However, Jeev faltered on the 16th, which has been his nemesis this week. He is now four-over for the 16th in three days.

    Chopra in danger

    At Grand Blanc (U.S.A.), a three-over par first nine put Daniel Chopra in danger of missing the cut at the Buick Open.

    The Swede of Indian origin had played 11 holes and was two-over for the second round, one-over for the tournament, when darkness suspended play early. The cut is likely to come at two or three-under, while Brett Quigley and Tiger Woods share the lead.

    While Quigley has completed his second round of six-under 65 to be 13-under for 36 holes, Woods is seven-under after 15 holes to be level with Quigley.

    Randhawa fails

    In Malmo (Sweden), Jyoti Randhawa squandered the early advantage as he failed to make the cut after carding a poor one-over 73 in the second round of the $2.4 million EnterCard Scandinavian Masters.

    Randhawa struggled for the second day in a row as he came up with a successive over-par card to finish with a four-day total of four-over 148.

    The Indian was left tied 111th.

    Meanwhile Englishman Mark Roe's spectacular second round score of seven-under 65 propelled him to the tied first spot with a two-day total of 10-under 134. Belgium's Nicolas Colsaerts joined Roe at the top after carding a five-under 67. Agencies

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