Lee takes third-round lead at GS Caltex Maekyung Open

 07 May 2016 - 13:32

Lee takes third-round lead at GS Caltex Maekyung Open
 Lee Soo-Min


Seoul: South Korea's Lee Soo-Min surged to a third-round 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-Jun.

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.

Leading third-round scores (South Koreans unless stated): 

210 - Lee Soo-Min

211- Lee Sang-Hee

212 - Lee Chang-Woo, Kim Kyung-Tae, Kim Bio, Moon Kyong-Jun, Park Sang-Hyun

213 - Mark Baldwin(USA), Kim Hyung-Sung, Michael Sim (AUS)

AFP