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Late recovery saw Jeev finish tied 21st at Fujisankei Classic

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Ito, Japan, Aug 31 (UNI) After a not-so-successful stint at the US PGA Tour, Jeev Milkha Singh failed to sparkle at his happy hunting ground -- the Japan Golf Tour -- and thanks to a late recovery, carded a modest one-under 70 opening round for a tied 21st position at the 150 million yen Fujisankei Classic 2006 here today.

The highest ranked Indian featured in two events in the US but failed to make the cut in both.

Jeev had an ominous start at the scenic Fujizakura Country Club and the Asian Tour leader dropped a bogey on the 10th hole. Another drop shot on the 13th was followed by two consecutive birdies on the 14th and 15th.

However, Jeev erred again and dropped another bogey on the next as he finished his eventful back nine one-over.

The Indian opened his front nine account with a bogey on the fourth hole. Just when things appeared to be slipping out of hands, he found his putting touch and gained two strokes on the next two before signing off with a birdie on the ninth hole.

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