Min Woo Lee almost made a bunker shot in Saudi Arabia last night. Image: Getty
In just his fifth round as a professional golfer, the Australian Min Woo Lee has given a strong indication of his talent with a 63 in the Saudi International of the European Tour.
Lee, 20, shot seven-under at Royal Greens Country Club to go to a tie for sixth place in general through two rounds. On eight-under-measure he is eight shots from the lead in the last round.
The Royal Fremantle member and the younger brother of LPGA star Minjee Lee play his second tournament during the European Tour on sponsor invitations that have recently become professional
"I played really well," he said afterwards. "I think the bad part of today was a pair of wedges, I had zones with a green light but I missed the green, but I made up and down almost all the holes I missed the green and I made some birdies when I was on the greens ended up.
"I kept myself going, I knew I was doing a good job." & # 39;
Lee, a former American junior champion who was one of the best amateurs in the world, said that his missed cut in Abu Dhabi had re-directed him last week.
"It's great … to do it on this stage is also great," he said. "Abu Dhabi was a very big learning curve, it was good to get in the mindset that I missed the cutbacks, I had to work hard, what I did in Dubai before I came here, I'm happy to see the result." ; & # 39;
Queenslander Scott Hend is also sixth in Saudi Arabia.
Lee has a limited status on the Web.com Tour this year and after this event has been booked to fly to Panama to participate in an event during that tour.
Meanwhile Cameron Smith in Scottsdale, Arizona is the leading Australian in the waste management open