Jeev shoots 67, lies sixth in Bahrain golf

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Bahrain, Jan 27 (PTI) Jeev Milkha Singh sank fourbirdies over the last seven holes and moved into tied sixthplace at the end of the first round of the Volvo Championsgolf tournament at the Riffa Golf Club in Bahrain.

The Indian ace, who is trying to come back from aninjury and last week missed the cut in Abu Dhabi shot afive-under 67 and was one of the eight players in shared sixthplace, and three behind the leader Johan Edfors.

Edfors, 35, and recently got married, carded a courserecord eight-under 64 with nine birdies and one bogey to takea two-shot lead over four players sharing the second place.

Spaniard Pablo Larrazabal, Swede Peter Hanson, ItalianFrancesco Molinari and England�s Graeme Storm were all at 66in second place.

Jeev, the lone Indian in the field, opened on thetenth and immediately went two-under after four holes.

A dropped shot on 16th and two pars saw him turn in amodest one-under.

On the second stretch, he birdied third and fifth andthen closed birdie-birdie on eighth and ninth for a 67.

"It felt good as the birdies dropped nicely," saidJeev, who found eight of the 14 fairways and reached 13 greensin regulation.

He needed 27 putts to go through his round.

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