Jeev at tied 7, Randhawa misses the cut in US PGA Championship

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Aug 9 (UNI) Ace Indian pro Jeev Milkha Singh slipped from his overnight pole position to tied seventh place with a four over 74 in the second round of the US PGA Championship here.

Jeev's total now stands at two over 142 and he trails the leader, J B Holmes of America by three strokes.

India's Jyoti Randhawa (77, 75) missed the cut by four strokes as he totalled 12 over 152 for the first two rounds.

Jeev, a 10th tee starter, began with bogey-birdie-birdie-bogey.

His eventful back nine included three more bogeys on the 15th, 17th and 18th.

The Indian ace then came up with five consecutive pars from the first to the fifth before picking up a birdie on the sixth.

Two more bogeys followed on the seventh and ninth.

''It was tough out there. I think the key was to stay patient, and I did. I let it go on the back nine that was my front nine. I kept going, kept grinding it out. Not too bad. I'm three shots off the lead right now and we've got two more days. We'll see what happens,'' Jeev said.

''The foot is not too good I think after my drive on my 10th hole, I tried to hit a big one and it kind of came back. I'll ice it and take it from there,'' he added.

Meanwhile, another Indian Jyoti Randhawa missed the cut after firing five over 75 in round two.

Randhawa dropped bogeys on the first, second, fourth, ninth and 11th.

Daniel Chopra (74, 76) missed the cut by two strokes. He ended the tournament with an overall score of 10 over 150. Chopra knocked down two birdies, four bogeys and two double bogeys.


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