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Jeev slips to tied 24th after Rd3

On a day when only four players managed to break par,Jeev Milkha Singh found the going tough and stuttered to a four-over 74 in the third round to slip to tied 24th at the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament here.

Written by Agencies | Orlando |
March 30, 2009 3:00:07 am

On a day when only four players managed to break par,Jeev Milkha Singh found the going tough and stuttered to a four-over 74 in the third round to slip to tied 24th at the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament here. The seasoned Indian’s total stood at three-over 213 after yet another tough and windy day at the USD 5.8 million event. Off to a disastrous start with a double bogey on the par-four first hole,Jeev managed just one birdie in his front nine,on the third,before dropping strokes on the fourth and seventh to make the turn three-over. The back-nine was no better as he dropped three bogeys against a couple of birdies to end the day over-par.

American Sean O’Hair stretched his lead to five shots in Saturday’s third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando,despite limping home with three bogeys in the last four holes. On a brutal day at Bay Hill where thick rough and gusting winds posed continual problems for the players,O’Hair carded a one-over-par 71 to tighten his grip on the tournament. The slim 26-year-old returned five bogeys and four birdies for a seven-under total of 203,with five-times champion Tiger Woods lurking ominously in second place after a matching 71.

Woods closed to within four of the lead after making two consecutive birdies from the 12th but the world number one slipped back with bogeys on 16 and at the 18.

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