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Rain washes out third round, Wie frustrated

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Incheon, May 6 (UNI) Torrential rain lashed the Sky 72 Golf Club and washed out the third round of the 600,000 dollar SK Telecom Open, which was truncated to a 54-hole affair here today.

This is the second event on the Asian Tour, after Maybank Malaysian Open, to be reduced to 54 holes due to poor weather.

Jeev Milkha Singh, at 10-under 134, is breathing down the neck of joint leaders Prom Meesawat (133) of Thailand and Iain Steel of Malaysia, would give it his best when he tees off for his last round tomorrow.

Winner of Volvo China Open last month, Jeev looks in top form as he fired a sizzling seven birdies against a lone bogey to a two-day total of 10-under 134 yesterday.

Compatriot Harmeet Kahlon fired a three-under 69 to join, among others, Michelle Wie at tied 17th while Amandeep Johl (144) is tied for 64th.

Today's cancellation means that American teenage sensation Michelle Wie, who made history by becoming the first woman golfer to make the cut on the Asian Tour, will have only one more crack at improving her tied 17th position.

''I will try to play another good solid round. I will try my hardest like what I've been doing. If I play well, that's great. If I don't win that's okay. We'll see what happens,'' said the 16-year-old Hawaiian, who is six shots behind the leaders.

''The fact that I played better in the second round than the first day is a good achievement for me personally. I played solid and I am set to do that again,'' she said.

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