Lee, who is currently 61st on the Japan Tour money list in 2018, capitalised on his opening round of 69 with a round of 68 today to at least open the door for a first Japan Tour victory in what is his 4th season in Japan.
Lee has yet to win an event on a recognised tour anywhere but he is a player good enough to have finished runner-up at the 2007 Australian Open and been several times runner-up in Japan and Web.Com Tour events.
Lee needs another good week to be assured of retaining his Japan Tour status for 2019 and it appears this week offers a great opportunity for him.
Katayama leads by three over Philippine golfer Juvic Pagunsan with Lee tied alongside last week’s winner Yuta Ikeda in a share of 3rd place another shot back.
Queensland’s Japan Tour rookie Anthony Quayle is the next best of the Australians in a share of 16th place, David Bransdon is 37th, Matthew Griffin 49th and New Zealander Michael Hendry 56th.
Brendan Jones, Scott Strange and Todd Sinnott missed the cut.
RULES: TAKING LATERAL RELIEF
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