Jeev lying 19th at Nippon Series JT Cup

Jeev Milkha Singh added a second successive one-over 71 to be two-over 142 at the midway stage of the Golf Nippon Series JT Cup, on Friday. Jeev is tied 19th in the tournament that has only 26 starters and there is no cut. Jeev had two birdies and three bogeys, including one on the 18th and last hole.

Hiroyuki Fujita, who has a insurmountable lead in the race for the Money List honours, looked set to win the tournament for a third successive time.

Fujita, who won the tournament in 2010 and 2011 is now five shots ahead of the nearest rival. Fujita, who opened with a 61 in the first round shot 66 in the second round to move to 13-under, five shots ahead of American Han Lee (70-62).

Ryo Ishikawa (67-66) was lying third in a tie with Kyung Tae Kim (66) and Toshinori Muto (69).

Jeev is a two-time former champion at the event having won in 2006 and 2008.

Jeev qualified for the tournament on the basis of his win in Scottish Open and by virtue of being a member of the Japan Tour. All Japan Tour members winning on recognised Tours around the world are eligible for this season-ending tournament.

Chadha tied second

Chandigarh's Abhijit Chadha finished tied second along with M Dharma of Bangalore and Mukesh Kumar of Mhow at the end of the penultimate round of the MCLeod Russel Tour Championship golf tournament at Kolkata on Friday. They all were locked at six-under-201. Abhijit Singh Chadha's (74-67-69) round of 69 helped him climb from overnight tied third to joint second. His round featured five birdies and two bogeys.

Meanwhile, Delhi's Shamim Khan emerged as the title favourite after he opened up a three-stroke lead. Shamim's score of three-under 69 took his total to nine-under 207 as he went three shots clear of the rest of the field.

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