Jeev tied 59th in weather-hit Rd1 of PGA tourney

Verona: Indian golfer Jeev Milkha Singh
turned in a modest one-under 71 to lie tied 59th in the
still-to-be-completed weather-hit opening round of the Turning
Stone Resort Championship here.

Twenty four golfers were yet to finish their rounds when
darkness led to suspension of play on a day in which close to
three hours of play were lost due to "dangerous weather

The gloomy conditions notwithstanding, Jeev started
rather brightly with back-to-back birdies on the fourth and
fifth holes. But a bogey on the ninth left him one-under at
the turn.

On his way back, Jeev dropped a shot on the 13th before
signing off with a birdie on the 18th on the opening day of
the USD four million event being played at the Atunyote Golf
Club at Turning Stone Resort.

There was a two-way tie for the lead at the top of the
leaderboard after American Omar Uresti and South African Rory
Sabbatini returned cards of seven-under 65 each.


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