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Atwal moves up to 26th in Miami golf


Miami : Indian golfer Arjun Atwal dropped a last hole bogey, but still improved more than 10 places, as his second round 70 carried him to tied 26th place at the midway stage of Miccosukee Championship.

Atwal is now even par 142 on the par-71 course. A relaxed Atwal, who secured his PGA Card with a win last week on Nationwide is 15th on the Money List from where top 25 qualify for 2009 PGA Tour.

Marc Leishman (66) shared the lead with Rickey Barnes (64) at the Miccosukee Golf and Country Club. They are one ahead of Josh Broadway (68), who is alone at third. Broadaway plays right-handed with a unique grip, where his left hand is below his right.

Six players are tied for fourth at 4-under 138.