Jeev jumps to four-shot lead in Austrian Open Golf (LEAD)

June 7th, 2008 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Closing a sensational second round with a brilliant eagle on the ninth after teeing off from the tenth India’s Jeev Milkha Singh opened up a four-shot lead after second round of the Bank Austria Golf Open. He added a brilliant eight-under 63 to his first seven-under 64 to go a whopping 15-under for two rounds and he was four clear of the nearest rival Simon Wakefield (65) who is at 11-under. Jeev, who shared the first round lead with five others has had two runner-up finishes this season and in his own words, has “been knocking on the doors of victory”.

That knocking became more insistent at the beautiful par-71 Fontana Golf Club on the outskirts of Vienna. Jeev has five birdies and eagle during the course of his flawless round.

“That sure was satisfying. I have been playing well and coming back with just one bogey in two rounds, I am very happy,” added Jeev. He found 12 of the 14 fairways in both rounds and 15 greens in regulation in both rounds for a superb and consistent performance.

Looking pleased and pumped up after a closing eagle, Jeev said, “As I said after the first round, I have been knocking on the door regularly and I am sure it will open soon.”

Things were not so great for India’s other challenger Jyoti Randhawa, who shot who went four-over 75

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