Choi tied for second

Updated: June 28, 2003, 11:28 PM ET
Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea -- Corey Pavin closed with three straight birdies in a round of 4-under-par 68 Saturday and was three strokes off the lead heading into the final round of the rain-shortened SK Telecom Open.

Pavin, the 1995 U.S. Open champion, is at 9-under 135, tied for fifth behind Shin Yong-jin of South Korea, who moved to 12-under 132 with a second-round 64.

South Korea's K.J. Choi, a two-time winner on the PGA Tour last year, fired a 3-under 69 and was tied for second place, one stroke behind Shin.

Friday's second round was canceled due to heavy rain.


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