Jeev moves up, Kapur slips down at Nordea Masters

PTI| Updated: Jun 01, 2014, 17:56 PM IST

Malmo (Sweden): Jeev Milkha Singh dropped just one bogey on the back nine against three birdies on the front for a card of 70 in third round, which saw him rise to tied 46th at the Nordea Masters here today.

He had made the cut on the line. Shiv Kapur endured a painful triple bogey on par-4 ninth, where he had a double on first day, as he struggled to a 72 that saw him drop to tied 53rd, down from tied 43rd. Kapur had four birdies, one bogey and one triple.

Sweden`s Henrik Stenson gave the home fans a lot to cheer about with a brilliant third round of 64 to join Englishman Eddie Pepperell in a share of the lead going into the final round. World number 2 Stenson posted seven birdies and a spectacular eagle at the par four seventh hole, where he holed his eight iron approach shot from 155 yards.

After dropping his only shot of the day on the 15th, Stenson birdied the closing two holes at PGA Sweden National to set the clubhouse target of 13 under par, which was matched moments later by the overnight co-leader Pepperell, who signed for a 65.

Scotland`s Stephen Gallacher and Spaniard Alvaro Quiros are one shot behind the leading pair after rounds of 65 and 66 respectively, while Frenchman Victor Dubuisson is a further stroke adrift on 11 under par following a 67.