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Jeev soars to tied second, Gangjee slumps at Volvo China Open

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Beijing, Apr 15 (UNI) Jeev Milkha Singh carded an impressive five-under 67 on a windy day to leap to the tied second spot while Rahil Gangjee came up with his worst show of the week with a 10-over 82 to slump to the tied 63rd spot after the third round of the 1.8 million dollar Volvo China Open here today.

Jeev (208) braved a mini twister and maintained focus despite witnessing a TV tower being blown away by 40 kph winds in the next greens. The 34-year-old is a shot shy off the leader David Lynn of England, who had a level-par round.

''It was like a twister or mini-tornado which knocked this tower down,'' he later said adding, ''I thought the players behind us would get thrown into the water as these guys were just holding their hats and pushing themselves down.'' His only disappointment of the day was a bogey in the sixth hole as he jumped 19 places up the leaderboard. Jeev fired two successive birdies on the second and third hole and followed this up with two more in the fifth and seventh.

Jeev had a flawless back-nine firing two birdies on the 11th and the 16th hole Meanwhile, compatriot Rahil Gangjee (220) started on a positive note with a birdie on the second hole. However his joy was shortlived as his form dwindled from bad to worse and he went on to drop nine bogeys on the next 14 holes. As if this was not enough he shot a triple bogey on the 17th before signing off with a par shot.

Amandeep Johl (217) with a level-par round finished tied 45th and Harmeet Kahlon (218) carded a three-over 75, ending the day at tied 49th.

UNI XC PM/DH PM1518

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