User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto Racing
Horses
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools

 
Lee leads by 1 shot at Asia-Pacific Amateur

New Sportsbook.com customers: Make your 1st bet, get your 2nd bet free, 100%, winnings paid in cash.
Join Now

Already have an account? Click here to view new Exclusive Rewards!

   

LONGKOU CITY, China (AP) - Lee Chang-woo of South Korea is one round away from playing in the Masters.

Advertisement
Lee pieced together a 2-under 69 on Saturday at Nanshan International Golf Club to take a one-shot lead over Dou Zecheng of China and Shohei Hasegawa of Japan going into the final round of the Asia-Pacific Amateur.

The winner gets an invitation to the Masters in April, along with a spot in the final stage of qualifying for the British Open.

The top 10 players from six countries were separated by seven shots going into Sunday. Among them was 15-year-old Guan Tianlang of China, the defending champion who had a 68 and was just five shots behind in his quest to return to Augusta National. Earlier this year, Guan made the cut at the Masters.

Lee was at 2-under 211 as only two players remained under par. The conditions have been harsh this week, with cold and wind, though they relented slightly on Saturday and allowed for some better scoring.

Last week, Lee joined two-time major champion Rory McIlroy in a tie for second in the Korea Open. He would love to join McIlroy next April at Augusta.

''I'm trying not to feel too much pressure because all my shots are going pretty well at the moment,'' Lee said. ''Tomorrow I'm just going to try and repeat my performance over the first three rounds.''

Dou also has the Masters on his mind. The 16-year-old from China had two birdies on the last four holes for a 69 that put him in the final group Sunday.

''After I made the two birdies, there were a few nerves,'' Dou said. ''I was thinking about tomorrow and going to Augusta. I'll try and not to do that in the final round.''

The biggest move came from Guan, who opened with two 74s. In more pleasant conditions, he ran off five birdies on the front nine to at least give himself a chance on Sunday. He was five shots behind, along with U.S. Amateur runner-up Oliver Goss of Australia, who had a 71.

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2014
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

  
HEADLINES
Sportsbook: Rose made Big Easy favorite
Daly: Paulina Gretzky and Golf Digest
Horschel looks to win again at Zurich
Norman, Buck to call US Open for FOX
Hoylake to have Open's 1st horseshoe
Dawson to retire as executive of R&A
Woods has a new event - for amateurs
Florida coach retiring after 27 seasons
Hanson, forgotten pioneer in women's golf
MORE HEADLINES
 
VegasInsider.com Gold Membership
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!