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Jeev makes cut, Randhawa crashes out of US Open

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Mamaroneck, New York, June 17 (UNI) Jeev Milkha Singh survived a shaky start to squeeze through the halfway mark but compatriot Jyoti Randhawa was a casualty, as was the illustrious Tiger Woods, after the second round of the US Open here.

Jeev, cheered by family members and making his second appearance in the Open, carded a second round of six-over 76 to be tied for 53rd with a two-day total of nine-over 149 at the challenging Winged Foot Golf Club.

The 34-year-old had a nervy start with back-to-back bogeys at the second and third holes. But the Asian Tour's UBS Order of Merit leader regained his footing through birdies at the fourth and fifth holes before dropping a shot at the sixth hole. He suffered a double bogey on the par-four ninth and ended his round with three more bogeys on the 15th, 17th and 18th holes.

Randhawa, however, did not have a dream debut at the trecherous course and his round of 75 could not see him through. Five bogeys in his front nine put paid to his hopes of making the cut and he ended with a total of 152 as the door was slammed on him.

Meanwhile, it maybe nine weeks since his father passed away but Tiger Woods is yet to recover from the trauma and he missed his first ever cut at a major as a professional.

Woods carded his second successive round of 76 for a two-day total of 152, same as Randhawa's.

Only the top 60 and anyone within 10 shots of the lead qualify for the third round.

At the top of the table, American Steve Stricker (139) grabbed the lead with a round of 69 while Colin Montgomerie trailed by a stroke after carding 71.

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