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Jeev expects low score, hopes to be consistent

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Seoul, May 3 (UNI) Michelle Wie continues to hog the limelight but away from the drooling over the Hawaiian sensation, seasoned Indian Jeev Milkha Singh prepares silently, hoping for good golf with an element of consistency over the next four days as the 600,000 dollar SK Telecom Open gets underway in Incheon near here tomorrow.

With his title-drought coming to an end in the Volvo China Open last month, Jeev, the Asian Tour's UBS Order of Merit leader, is high on confidence and had a thorough look at the Sky 72 Golf Club in Incheon.

''The course has a great layout and the scoring is going to be low,'' he predicted.

On his personal strategy, Jeev said, ''I'm going to focus on my game and am looking forward as I have worked slightly on my swing.

My main focus here is to play four good rounds so I hope to achieve consistency.'' Meanwhile, 16-year-old Wie will be gunning to prove that she was not merely a hype as she bids to make the halfway cut against the men for the first time in her eight attempts.

The Hawaiian high school student, who turned pro last year, is playing her second event in Korea after competing in the LPGA event on the Jeju Island three years ago.

''I really wish to play well and if I manage to give it my best and at the same time try to have fun, I think I will be satisfied,'' said Wie.

''It is windy in Incheon and it is not a problem as it is also windy in Hawaii. The only difference is that it is warm and windy in Hawaii but here it is cold and windy,'' she said.

Wie will tee off together with local talent Kim Dae-sub, last year's KPGA Championship winner, and Australia's Terry Pilkadaris.

''I have never played with Wie before and there is slight pressure being on the same flight as her with all the attention from the media, but I will go out there and try my best,'' said Kim, a two-time Korean Open winner.

Pilkadaris, on the other hand, is hoping to continue his good show after his impressive form in China.

''I feel good about my game especially after finishing with a 65 in the final round during the BMW Asian Open last week. It's a good setting with good company, so I will go out there and enjoy myself tomorrow,'' he said.

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