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Randhawa narrows gap with Jeev, Shiv soars to 164th in golf rankin

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New Delhi, Sep 11 (UNI) Jeev Milkha Singh hang on to the 143rd place to remain the highest ranked Indian but Jyoti Randhawa, thanks to his tied eighth finish in Singapore Open, bridged the gap and is placed 146th in the latest World Golf Rankings issues today.

Jeev finished tied 25th in Singapore and the UBS Asian Tour Order of Merit leaderhas 1.16 average points in his kitty, according to information received here today.

Randhawa(1.14), who lost the highest ranked Indian golfer's status to Jeev, jumped nine rungs to the 146th place, thus breathing down Jeev's neck.

Shiv Kapur (1.00), who came up with the best finishing by an Indian in Singapore with an outright fifth place, made a huge jump of 35 moves and leapfrogged to the 164th place.

Arjun Atwal (.79) , however, failed to arrest the slide and slipped six more places to finish 213th after the Orlando-based Indian failed to make the cut at the Canadian Open.

Meanwhile, American Jim Furyk moved up to number two in the world, the highest ranking of his career, after his victory at the Canadian Open.

Furyk toppled compatriot Phil Mickelson in the rankings after capturing his second PGA Tour title of the season yesterday. He trails number one Tiger Woods by 13.81 average points.

Top 10: 1. Tiger Woods, US (22.80) 2. Jim Furyk, US (8.99) 3. Phil Mickelson, US (8.70) 4.Vijay Singh, Fiji (7.33) 5. Adam Scott, Aus (6.82) 6. Retief Goosen, SAf (6.56) 7. Ernie Els, SAf (6.25) 8.

Sergio Garcia, Spain (5.89) 9. Geoff Ogilvy, Aus (5.68) 10. Luke Donald, Britain (5.56).

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