Flawless five-under sees Jeev finish tied 16th at DohaJanuary 25th, 2009 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Doha, Jan 25 (IANS) Jeev Milkha struck an eagle on the back nine as he compiled a flawless five-under 67 for a tied 16th at the end of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters Sunday. He finished at nine-under 279.Alvaro Quiros birdied five of the back nine to claim a three shot win and held off a spirited challenge from former winner Henrik Stenson and last week’s runner-up in Abu Dhabi Louis Oosthuizen to be victorious at Doha Golf Club.
Jeev, who was hitting irons brilliantly all week was once again frustrated by his putting, needing 29 for the round despite finding 15 greens.
“I am happy with most aspects of my game, but with a little bit better putting the same rounds can result in lower scores,” said Jeev, who moved up 15 places from tied 31st. Jeev took Euros 24,485 to add to his tally of Euros 107,218 and is now 24th in Order of Merit.
“However this is only the second week and I am not going to force things,” Jeev added as he leaves for the Dubai Classic next week.
Jyoti Randhawa went one-over 73 and finished at two-under 286 in tied 50th place. Shiv Kapur and S.S.P.Chowrasia had earlier missed the cut.
Jeev opened with a birdie and then despite missing a couple of birdie putts, kept his cool and added a second birdie on ninth to turn in two-under. On the back nine, parred four holes from 10th to 13th and birdied the 14th and then came the stunning eagle two on the short par-4 307-yard hole. On the last two holes, he failed to find any more birdies including on the par-5 18th.
Randhawa had three birdies and four bogeys in his 73.
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