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Atwal slips to tied 55th position

Cromwell: Arjun Atwal slipped to tied 55th spot after returning a topsy-turvy card of four-over 74 in the penultimate round of the Travelers Championship on US Tour.

Atwal stumbled to five bogeys, a double bogey against three birdies to total three-over 213 after three rounds.

Atwal, who made his first cut in last six starts on US Tour, opened with a birdie but a double bogey on the fourth followed by a bogey on fifth left him struggling.

Two more bogeys on the 10th and 11th saw him balloon to four over. He had two more each of birdies and bogeys to end at 74 on a rain-delayed day. Asian tour player Kevin Na of Korea continued his rise after a 69 in tied 12th place. His 206 was seven strokes behind leader Jay Williamson.

David Toms, who has five top-10 finishes this year, shares the lead at eight-under with Williamson (66). Williamson shot a second straight 66 while playing only his second PGA Tour event of the year.

Playing on a sponsor’s exemption Williamson had missed the cut in his only other Tour appearance this year at the Honda Classic in March

Good day for Jeev

At Munich, Jeev Milkha Singh set himself for a top-10 finish after climbing to the tied 16th spot with a card of two-under 70 in the penultimate round of the BMW International Open here.

Jeev needed a mere 25 putts in the round, which was one of only 12 sub-par efforts in the day. He took his three-round total to five-under 211, to be six shots off the lead.

Compatriots Jyoti Randhawa (73) and Shiv Kapur (73) also moved up. Randhawa climbed to tied 21st, up two places from his overnight position, and Kapur was tied 39th, an improvement from 52nd spot.

The lead was shared by Niclas Fasth and Jose-Filipe Lima at 11-under 205, followed by Frenchman Thomas Levet (72), Nick Dougherty (71) and David Frost (70) at nine-under 207. — PTI

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