Jeev slips to tied 32nd in Open de Espana

Jeev Milkha Singh carded a disastrous four-over 76 to slid to the tied 32nd spot after the third round of Open de Espana, where golfers mourned the death of Spanish legend Seve Balllesteros.

Updated: May 08, 2011, 14:47 PM IST

Barcelona: Jeev Milkha Singh carded a
disastrous four-over 76 to slid to the tied 32nd spot after
the third round of Open de Espana, where golfers mourned the
death of Spanish legend Seve Balllesteros.

Jeev managed just 33 per cent fairways and had three
bogeys, a double bogey and just one birdie.

Earlier on Friday, Shiv Kapur missed the cut, after
completing the second round in 81 and ended at 12-over for 36
holes.

Thomas Aiken holds a two shot lead going into the final
round after a third round 72.

The day`s play was inevitably overshadowed by the death
of Ballesteros, a five-time Major Champion and three-time
winner of his national title.

Flags were at half-mast, players wore black ribbons and a
minute`s silence in mid-afternoon was followed by a round of
applause.

Jose Maria Olaz?bal, another Spanish legend finished a
round of 75 and then broke into tears.

Another Spaniard, Pablo Larraz bal, was dressed in black
as he continued his bid to put his name on a trophy that
Ballesteros last lifted in 1995 -- one that made him the only
player in European Tour history to record 50 victories.

Aiken doubled his one shot halfway lead by remaining
eight-under, but four players are now six under – Larraz’bal
(73), Dane Anders Hansen (69) and European Tour rookies Scott
Jamieson and Romain Wattel from Scotland and France. They both
shot 72.

PTI