Jeev rises, Atwal slips after Rd2 of Byron Nelson C`ship

Irving: Jeev Milkha Singh fired an
improved three-under 67 to rise to tied 44th but Arjun Atwal
slipped to tied 59th after returning a one-over 71 in the
second round of the Byron Nelson Golf Championship.

Jeev`s two-day total stands at one-under 139 with Atwal a
stroke adrift at a total of 140.

Jeev struck a couple of birdies against a lone bogey in
the front nine to make the turn one-under.

His backward journey turned out be better as he picked up
birdies on the 13th, 15th and 16th holes before dropping a
shot on the 17th hole.

Atwal, on the other hand, was left to rue a late slump.
The Orlando-based golfer found a lone birdie in the front nine
to be one-under at the turn.

On his way back, Atwal picked up back-to-back strokes in
the 10th and 11th holes before stumbling to a double bogey on
the 14th.

Successive bogeys on the 17th and 18th only compounded
his woes as he just about managed to remain inside the
cut-line, which was set at at even-par.

At the top of the leader-board, American Cameron Backman
(61) and Blake Adams (64) shared the lead at 10-under 130.
Australian Jason day (65) followed them a stroke behind at the
third spot.