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Since 1st March, 1999
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Digvijay in 2nd spot

Shah Alam (Malaysia): South African Craig Kamps fired an eagle to grab a one-stroke lead Thursday in the region’s season-ending Volvo Masters of Asia at the Kota Permai golf and country club. Kamps finished with a sizzling six-under 66, just ahead of India’s Digvijay Singh.

Kamps, 37, landed the eagle on the 480-metre 12th hole with the help of a driver, three-wood and a sensational 15-foot putt.

India’s Arjun Atwal, ranked No. 3 in Asia, shared third place with eight others on four-under 68. The current Asian Order of Merit leader, Jyoti Randhawa, birdied the last hole for a three-under 69, remaining well in contention.

Both Randhawa and Atwal are seeking good results to finish the season as the Asian number one. “A three-under is not too far off the lead. I’m pretty happy with my score,” Randhawa said. “I dropped a shot on the 17th but made up for it with a birdie on the last hole.”

Thai ace Thongchai Jaidee overcame a double-bogey on the 15th to end with a one-under 71.

Jaidee is aiming to be the first player in the eight-year history of the asian pga to complete back-to-back order of merit title.

Randhawa and Atwal are also looking for a place in the history books, since no Indian golfer has won the Asian title.

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