Golf: Atwal jumps up 140 ranks

The Indian, who won the Malaysian Open last week, moves from 343 to 203. He's still far behind Jyoti Randhawa, 75, and Jeev Milkha Singh, 90.

updated: March 11, 2008 18:03 IST
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New Delhi:

Arjun Atwal's sensational Malaysian Open triumph help him leapfrog 140 places up the ranking ladder even though compatriots Jyoti Randhawa and Jeev Milkha Singh slid.

Atwal, who was ranked a lowly 343 last week, is now at 203 even though the Orlando-based Indian still remains way behind compatriots Randhawa, who remains India's highest ranked golfer at 75.

Randhawa, who was the joint halfway leader in Kuala Lumpur this weekend before eventually finishing tied sixth, was ranked 72nd in the previous chart.

Jeev, at 90, remains the only other Indian in top 100 even after slipping four places in the latest rankings.

Indian Masters winner SSP Chowrasia managed to improve his standing by a rung and is placed 165th.