Jeev, Jyoti affected by Mumbai attacks

November 28th, 2008 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS  

Shenzhen, Nov 28 (IANS) Jeev Milkha Singh and Jyoti Randhawa virtually teared themselves away from their TV screens to come over to the Mission Hills Club for the second round of the Omega World Cup Friday.The Indian duo, who played a second round of even par 72 in the foursomes to make a marginal move up from overnight 12th to 10th at the midway stage, admitted their minds were on the situation back home in Mumbai.

“We feel bad what’s happened out there. Obviously, we have been following the attacks in Mumbai closely,” said Jeev, who has captured the Asian Tour’s Order of Merit title this year

“It is difficult to concentrate on golf when you have something like this happening in our country. All our wishes are with the people of Mumbai and all who have their loved one in that city.”

Randhawa added: “I felt so bad. People are being killed or injured for no reason. It does affect us. But what can you do? we are here to play and try to do the best you can.”

Meanwhile, the Spaniards moved into a four-shot lead at the midway stage. Spain’s Miguel Angel Jimenez and Pablo Larrazabal shot a stunning 63 to open up a four-shot lead from Germany and Australia with their two-day total of 17-under-par 127, the Asians know they must make up ground when the format resumes to fourball Saturday.

Team Japan and Korea kept up the Asian challenge with battling second rounds and insisted it was not an impossible mission to catch the leader, Spain.

Japan, represented by Ryuji Imada and Toru Taniguchi, carded a four-under-par 68 in the foursomes for seventh place, seven shots off the lead, while Korean duo Bae Sang-moon and Kim Kyung-tae enjoyed a superb back nine 32 for a 70 to lie in ninth position.

Jeev and Randhawa battled to a 72 for a share of 10th place on 139 with the Philippines, where Angelo Que and Mars Pucay failed to capitalise on their fast start with three birdies in four holes and settled for a 72.

Second round scores
127: Spain (Miguel Angel Jimenez, Pablo Larrazabal) 64-63
131: Germany (Martin Kaymer, Alex Cejka) 62-69, Australia (Richard Green, Brendan Jones) 63-68
132: Sweden (Henrik Stenson, Robert Karlsson) 65-67
133: Ireland (Graeme McDowell, Paul McGinley) 65-68, USA (Ben Curtis, Brandt Snedeker) 64-69
134: Japan (Ryuji Imada, Toru Taniguchi) 66-68
135: Canada (Graham Delaet, Wes Heffernan) 64-71
138: Korea (Bae Sang-moon, Kim Hyung-tae) 68-70
139: Finland (Roope Kakko, Mikko Korhonen) 69-70, Philippines (Angelo Que, Mars Pucay) 67-72, India (Jeev Mikha Singh, Jyoti Randhawa) 67-72
140: South Africa (Rory Sabbatini, Richard Sterne) 70-70, Portugal (Tiago Cruz, Ricardo Santos) 67-73, Denmark (Soren Hansen, Anders Hansen) 65-75, New Zealand (Mark Brown, David Smail) 65-75
141: Scotland (Alastair Forsyth, Colin Montgomerie) 68-73
142: Thailand (Prayad Marksaeng, Thongchai Jaidee) 69-73
143: Italy (Francesco Molinari, Edoardo Molinari) 70-73, England (Ian Poulter, Ross Fisher) 69-74, Chinese Taipei (Lin Wen-tang, Lu Wen-teh) 68-75, France (Gregory Havret , Gregory Bourdy) 68-75, Chile (Felipe Aguilar, Mark Tullo) 67-76, Mexico (Daniel De Leon, Osca Serna) 66-77
144: China (Liang Wen-chong, Zhang Lian-wei) 69-75
145: Venezuela (Miguel Martinez, Rual Sanz) 71-74, Guatemala (Pablo Acuna, Alejandro Villavicencio) 69-76
146: Wales (Bradley Dredge, Richard Johnson) 69-77

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