Lee takes third-round lead at GS Cal­tex Maekyung Open

Pakistan Observer - - SPORTS -

SEOUL—South Korea’s Lee Soo-Min surged to a thir­dround lead af­ter shoot­ing a one-un­der-par 71 for 210 in the GS Cal­tex Maekyung Open in Seoul Satur­day.

One off the lead in sec­ond place was his coun­try­man Lee Sang-Hee who came in with a 67 at Nam­seoul Coun­try Club.

Two shots off the lead and tied for third were five South Kore­ans in­clud­ing de­fend­ing cham­pion Moon Kyung-June

Moon had started the day in front but bo­geyed three times in the first nine and double-bo­geyed the last slip back for a 77.

Lee, ranked sev­enth on last year’s OneAsia Or­der of Merit, recorded break­through vic­tory at the Shen­zhen International last month.

The 22-year-old showed his po­ten­tial on OneAsia last year with a run­ner-up fin­ish at the SK Tele­com Open and he tied for 13th spot here at the GS Cal­tex Maekyung Open.

His wire-to-wire vic­tory in the Shen­zhen International ban­ished the me­mory of the May­bank Cham­pi­onship Malaysia in Fe­bru­ary where he came into the fi­nal round with a three-stroke lead but made two double-bo­geys in his last three holes to fin­ish in a share of sec­ond.

Mean­while, PGA Tour golfer Zac Blair has been dis­qual­i­fied from the Wells Fargo Cham­pi­onship af­ter hit­ting him­self in the head with his put­ter — and then us­ing the bent club to fin­ish out the hole.

Blair smacked the put­ter against his head Fri­day af­ter miss­ing a birdie putt on the fifth hole.

He could have fin­ished the round by us­ing a dif­fer­ent club

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