Atwal zooms to tied seventh, Jeev rises to 23rd

May 23rd, 2010 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS  

Irving (Texas), May 23 (IANS) Arjun Atwal turned his best round of the year with a flawless six-under 64 that rocketed from tied 59th to seventh at the end of the third round in the Byron Nelson Championship.
Also making a smart move up the leaderboard was Jeev Milkha Singh trying to make a comeback from his injury lay-off. Jeev shot a two-under 68 that took him from overnight tied 44th to tied 23rd.

This is only the fourth start for Atwal in this year’s PGA Tour. He is playing on a medical exemption with limited starts. He has made two cuts with tied 17th at Texas Open last being the best. He was tied 43rd at Zurich Classic of New Orleans and missed the cut at Farmers Insurance Open.

Atwal Saturday had three birdies on either side of the course for the day’s best round in the field. He had three in a row from fifth to seventh and then three more on 12th, 14th and 15th holes.

At six-under 204, he is six shots behind the leader Jason Day, who had a three-under 67 in his third round. Jason Day is at 12-under 198, Blake Adams (70) is second at 10-under 200. Atwal shares the seventh place with five others.

Jeev was going great guns with two birdies on third and fourth and he added a third on 10th. He however had a bogey on 17th to finish at 68. He is three-under 207 in tied 23rd place.

Jeev in his six starts has made money in three, including a tied ninth at WGC Matchplay and missed three cuts.

Another Asian star, Yang Yong-eun is one shot behind at two-under 208 after a third round 69.

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