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Jeev, Johl shine; Randhawa misses cut in TCL Classic

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Beijing, Mar 17 (UNI) Jeev Milkha Singh struck a purple patch for his blemish-free nine-under 63, a round replicated by compatriot Amandeep Johl, even though fellow Indian Jyoti Randhawa and Harmeet Kahlon missed the cut in the one million dollar TCL Classic on Hainan island near here today.

Jeev kicked off with a birdie and reeled off six in his front nine -- including four in a row -- to complete his halfway journey. On his way back, Jeev was good enough to avert any setback, while managing three more birdies that took his two-day tally to 12-under 132 for the tied seventh place.

Amandeep Johl, on the other hand, had an eventful round as he kicked off with an eagle and signed off with a double bogey, squeezing in nine birdies in between for his round of 63 and with an aggregate of 11-under 133, Johl is placed tied 13th.

Rahil Gangjee's sedate three-under 69, saw him finishing tied 24th at nine-under 135, one stroke ahead of compatriot Gaurav Ghei, who carded an identical round today.

Shiv Kapur raised his form well in time and carded four-under 68 to reach the next stage at five-under 139.

Jyoti Randhawa, on the other hand, looked a pale shadow of himself and he managed one-under 71 to total two-over 146 that slammed the door on the highest ranked Indian golfer.

Harmeet Kahlon fell by the wayside after his rounds of 70 and 73.

England's David Howell (17-under 127) shot to the top spot with a round of nine-under 63, that included 11 birdies and a couple of bogeys at the par-72 Yalong Bay Golf Club.

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