Jeev Milkha Singh carded five-under 66 to get within sniffing distance of a top-10 as he was placed tied-11th at the halfway stage of the Portugal Masters here. (Jeev Milkha Singh Finishes 12th in British Masters)

Jeev, who needs a good finish this week and next in Hong Kong to keep his European Tour card, had four birdies and an eagle against one bogey. (Jeev Milkha Singh to Lead Asia in EurAsia Cup)

Jeev, the only Indian playing in the event, birdied fourth, fifth, 10th and 11th and eagled the par-5 17th. His lone bogey came on seventh.

Andy Sullivan made hay whilst the sun shone on the second day as the Englishman opened up a commanding lead courtesy of a second successive round of 64.

With adverse weather over the weekend threatening to curtail the tournament for the second year in succession, the jovial Englishman is in pole position to claim his third European Tour title of the season after moving to 14 under par.

Sullivan’s closest challenger at Oceanico Victoria Golf Course is Belgian Thomas Pieters, who climbed to 11 under par courtesy of a round of 66.

Austrian Bernd Wiesberger, currently seventh in The Race to Dubai, shares third place on ten under par alongside Eduardo De La Riva after the duo carded respective rounds of 64 and 67.

Due to the adverse weather forecast the tournament organisers have agreed to begin the third round at 8am with a ‘shotgun start’.



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