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Leader Derksen slams 'unfair' conditions

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  • Robert-Jan Derksen keeps two-shot lead at Ballantine's Championship
  • Dutchman highly critical of conditions after third round at Jeju Island
  • Three-time major winner Ernie Els in tie for sixth but five shots behind
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(CNN) -- Robert-Jan Derksen retained his two-shot lead at the Ballantine's Championship after a controversial third round on Jeju Island with the Dutchman describing conditions as "unplayable and unfair."

Derksen shares a joke with his caddie at a windswept Pinx Golf Club.

Derksen shares a joke with his caddie at a windswept Pinx Golf Club.

Ferocious winds lashed the exposed par-72 Pinx Golf Club with only one man in the 74-strong field breaking par.

Derksen carded a three-over 75 for a six-under total of 210. Spain's Pablo Martin is his closest challenger.

Fog saw plans to start the third round early due to the conditions shelved, leaving players to battle 60 km per hour plus winds which often saw the ball moving on the greens.

Many asked for play to be called off, including Derksen who gave his verdict.

"Unfair and unplayable," he told Press Association.

"The ball moved. It was rolling away from you on the greens. Now normally when that happens they call it off.

"Today it happened about five or six times, but they didn't call off the round. If they didn't do it today then why have they in the past, and why will they again in the future?"

Meanwhile, Martin's round of 74 was enough to move him into second place as he chases his second European Tour win, the first as an amateur at the Portugal Open in Estoril in 2007.

Two shots behind Martin come Thongchai Jaidee (77) and Kang Wook-soon (77), along with Kang Kyung-nam (75).

Three-time major winner Ernie Els is in a three-way tie for sixth, five behind the leader, but world number nine Henrik Stenson fell right away with a nine-over 81.

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