Jeev drops in second round, Kapur certain to miss cut

Last Updated: May 06, 2011, 22:24 PM IST

Barcelona: Jeev Milkha Singh, who opened with a 67 in the first round, dropped down with a 74 in the second at the Open de Espana here.

Jeev, who had one bogey and six birdies in the first round, started on the tenth in the second and had one each of birdie and bogey. The even par stretch saw him briefly hold the lead, but three bogeys on first, fifth and sixth saw him drop down.

His second round 74 meant he was down to tied 10th, but a fair bit of the field was yet to finish.

Scotland`s Scott Jamieson, playing just the 11th European Tour event of his career, topped the first round with a 66 and then added a 72 to be provisionally tied third.

India`s other challenger Shiv Kapur shot a 75 in first round and was six-over through nine holes in second. At nine-over for 27 holes, he was certain to miss the cut. Pablo Larrazabal, playing on his home El Prat course, and South African Thomas Aiken were quick to join Jamieson out in front when they teed off again. Larrazabal birdied the long second while Aiken, back this week from a seven-week lay-off, resumed on the back nine and picked up strokes at the tenth and 14th.

Title favourite Miguel Angel Jimenez, second to World Number One Lee Westwood of Korea on Sunday, was on the same mark but then double-bogeyed the eighth - his 17th - and had to settle for a 72 and one under aggregate.