Nagoya (Japan): Jeev Milkha Singh had one of the worst days in the season with a card of eight-over 80 in the third round to be placed tied 52nd in the Coca Cola Tokai Classic at the Miyoshi Country Club here on Saturday.

The Indian pro, who loves playing in Japan where he has won four times, is now seven-over 223 to be placed tied 52nd from overnight 26th.

Jeev, who shot 73 and 70 in his first two rounds, once again had a super start with two birdies in first two holes.

Then he parred the next five holes. The eighth and ninth saw him drop bogeys and he turned in even par.

The back nine was a nightmare with three double bogeys on 12th, 15th and 18th. He also bogeyed the 13th and 17th and no birdies.

Korea's Bae Sang-moon (72) stayed in lead but this time he was all alone at eight-under 208. He was one ahead of Hiroyuki Fujita (68) and Kim Hyung-Sung (71) at seven-under.

Tadahiro Takayma (70) and Tetsuji Hiratsuka (71) were tied for fourth at six-under 210.

(Agencies)