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Jeev overtakes Atwal, now 2nd highest ranked Indian after Randhawa

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New Delhi, July 3 (UNI) Jeev Milkha Singh's joint ninth finish in the UBS Japan Golf Tour Championship helped him replace Arjun Atwal as the second highest ranked Indian while Jyoti Randhawa, despite slipping four rungs, remains the table topper among his compatriots at 154.

The latest Official World Golf Rankings saw Randhawa slipping from his last week's 150th place even though he manages to remain the highest ranked Indian golfer with 1.04 average points against his name.

UBS Asian Tour Order of Merit leader Jeev Milkha Singh (1.00), meanwhile, continues to be upward mobile and his eighth top-10 placing of the year at the Japan Golf Tour Championship this weekend helped him replace Atwal from the second place among the Indians.

Orlando-based Atwal (.94) slid six notches to 168, while Shiv Kapur (.92) came down four places to 172.

At the top of the table, Phil Mickelson is now 6.03 points behind fellow American Tiger Woods, according to information received here today.

Meanwhile, Britain's John Bickerton climbed 100 places to 89th after winning the French Open, while American JJ Henry rose 48 places to 68th after his triumph at the Buick Championship title.

Top 10: 1. Tiger Woods, US (16.28) 2. Phil Mickelson, US (10.25) 3. Vijay Singh, Fiji (8.33) 4. Retief Goosen, South Africa (7.27) 5. Jim Furyk, US (7.02) 6. Adam Scott, Australia (6.02) 7. Ernie Els, South Africa (5.73) 8. Geoff Ogilvy, Australia (5.69) 9. Sergio Garcia, Spain (5.27) 10. David Howell, Britain (5.04).

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