Australian Open Champion Cameron Davis didn’t get the chance to recover from a poor third round when the final day of the Tour’s North Mississippi Classic was washed out.

Cameron DavisPlaying on a sponsor’s invitation, Davis was sharing third place through 36 holes before struggling to a 3-over 75 on Saturday to drop to a share of 17th.

After opening with scores of 69-68 at the Country Club of Oxford, the 23-year-old would have loved nothing more than a chance to go low on Sunday but it never came with persistent rain forcing the cancellation of play.

The tournament result was declared on the 54-hole standings leaving Davis the leading Australian but ultimately rueing nine poor holes on Saturday.

A double and a triple bogey in the space of four holes ruined what had been an otherwise impressive week for the talented Sydneysider who was one of only three Australasians to qualify for the weekend.

He wasn’t the only one of the three to find the going tough in the third round, however, New Zealand’s Tim Wilkinson T60 after a Saturday 74 with Brett Drewitt 71st following a 9-over 81.

Rhein Gibson and Stuart Appleby both missed the even par cut by a stroke while Steve Alker, Jamie Arnold and Curtis Luck also failed to advance to the weekend.