Jeev leads charge,four Indians among top 5 in Asian Order of Merit

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New Delhi, Mar 24 (UNI) Ace pro Jeev Milkha Singh, runners up at tournaments in Korea and Indonesia, leads the charge of Indian golfers as four of them figure among the top five in the Asian Tour Order of Merit.

Jeev, who last week missed out the Ballentines Championship title in Korea, heads the Indians with USD 516,429 earning so far, USD 40,000 behind the leader, New Zealand's Mark Brown (USD 556,233).

Indian Master's winner SSP Chowrasia (USD 426,260), Malaysian Open champion Arjun Atwal (USD 419,387) and Jyoti Randhawa (USD 256,643) are the other three leading earners in Asia.

Three others- Digvijay Singh (USD 124,616), Shiv Kapur (110,254) and Gaurav Ghei (97,474) are placed at 10th, 12th and 15th respectively. So seven Indians find place in the top-15 earners' list.

Top-15 Earners: 1. Mark Brown (NZ) USD 556,233 2. Jeev Milkha Singh, 516,429 3.

SSP Chowrasia 426,260 4. Arjun Atwal 419,387 5. Jyoti Randhawa 256,643 6. Kane Webber (AUS) 219,954 7. Scott Strange (AUS) 216,185 8. Taichiro Kiyota (JPN) 202,418 9. Prayad Marksaeng (THA) 126,512 10. Digvijay Singh 124,616.25 11. Lin Wen-tang (TPE) 113,282 12.

Shiv Kapur 110,254 13. Scott Barr (AUS) 108,841 14. Prom Meesawat (THA) USD 97,686 15. Gaurav Ghei 97,474.

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