Jyoti, Kapur make the cut as Jeev misses out in Munich golf

June 21st, 2008 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS  

Munich, June 21 (IANS) Jeev Milkha Singh was the lone Indian casualty as he missed the cut by one shot at the BMW International at the Golf Club Munchen Eichenried. Jeev, who won the Austrian Open earlier this month, shot a second round 74 to go with his first round 70 and finished at even par for two rounds, as the cut came at one-under 143 here Friday.

However, Jyoti Randhawa, who had missed four cuts in last five starts and Shiv Kapur who missed six in last eight starts, had better fortune by making the weekend rounds.

In the second round, Randhawa shot five birdies, three of them in a space of five holes on his second stretch, during his fine round of three-under 69 to rise to tied 27th from 48th. Randhawa’s first round score was a one-under 71.

Kapur fell with an even par 72 on second day to be placed tied 57th.

Randhawa started on tenth and birdied the 12th and 14th and dropped a shot on 16th. He then bogeyed the first to fall to even par, but then three birdies on third, sixth and seventh saw him card 69.

Jeev, also starting on tenth, had two birdies on 18th and sixth, but dropped shots on 14th, a double on third and another bogey on fifth.

Kapur was without a birdie for 16 holes before finding one on 17th. He also had a bogey on fifth.

At the top, the German crowd rejoiced as Martin Kaymer, playing with the legendary Bernhard Langer, shot a breathtaking nine under par 63 to move into a five stroke lead at the halfway stage. Kaymer was at 13 under par.

Kaymer moved into in pole position courtesy of four birdies in the first seven holes. A hat-trick of birdies around the turn saw him move into a clear lead and he picked up further shots at the 16th and 18th to take control.

England’s Benn Barham and Frenchman Francois Delamontagne finished five behind on eight under par after rounds of 68 and 66 respectively with five players a further shot back. The group comprised another German in Tino Schuster, 2006 BMW International Open Champion Henrik Stenson and double winner this season, Richard Finch and fellow Englishman Graeme Storm along with Singapore’s Mardan Mamat.

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