Danny Lee shares lead at Pebble Beach
US PGA Tour | 2012 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am | Round One | 10 Feb 2012
New Zealand No.1 Danny Lee shares the round one lead at the AT & T Pebble Beach National Pro Am after his best score on the PGA Tour a superb nine under par 63.
Lee, who has made the cut from one of four events in 2012, made five birdies and two eagles, including a hole out on the par four 11th from 106 yards, to share the lead at one of the PGA Tour’s iconic venues.
South Korean Charlie Wi and American Dustin Johnson, a two time winner of the event, matched that number for a three way tie at the top of the leaderboard.
The course record of Pebble Beach is 62 held by American’s Tom Kite in 1983 and matched by David Duval in 1997 when “lift, clean and place” was in effect.
Lee equaled the low round at the tournament with no placing.
The former World No.1 amateur began his round on the 10th, made eagle on 11 before back to back birdies on 16 and 17 to make the turn in four under 32.
He kept up his momentum through the turn as he made a birdie at one, an eagle at two and then added birdies on five and seven, one of the signature holes at Pebble Beach, to come home in 31 and post a 63.
It could have been even better as the former US Amateur Champion lipped out for birdie on the 8th his penultimate hole and left his birdie short on his last to finish at nine under.
It is a standout highlight for the 21-year-old so far on the PGA Tour after he made name for himself by making a hole in one in his second event at the Humana Challenge in California two weeks ago.
Lee is the first New Zealand golfer to play on the PGA Tour since Tim Wilkinson in 2009.
Source: NZ PGA
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