SEOUL (Reuters) – New Zealander Danny Lee hurled himself into title contention in the country of his birth as he capitalized on Justin Thomas’s final hole error to join the American in the lead heading into the final round of the CJ Cup on Saturday.
Thomas hit his approach shot into the hazard and bogeyed the par-five 18th in his round of two-under 70 for a 54-hole aggregate of 15-under 201.
“I just didn’t hit a lot of good putts that burned the edges and didn’t quite go in,” the 2017 winner said after his round, which included five birdies and three bogeys.
“If a couple of those putts fall, I don’t make a bad bogey on 18 and the other two bogeys I made.
“Today easily could have been a 65 or 66, but to not really get anything out of it and still have a share of the lead going into Sunday is a good thing. It’s not too frustrating since I’m tied for the lead.”
Incheon-born Lee sank a long eagle putt on the 18th in his 68 to grab his share of the lead at Nine…
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