Danny Lee makes the cut at Wyndham
BY Anthony Powter | US PGA Tour | 2008 Wyndham Championship | Round Two | 16 Aug 2008
Danny Lee fired opening rounds of 68 and 66 to make the 36 hole cut by three strokes at the PGA Tour Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club, North Carolina.
The world number one amateur received a sponsor’s invitation following a string of stellar amateur performances in the US with Lee winning the recent Western Amateur and the William C.Campbell Award. A prize given to the player who records the low aggregate score in the Northeast Amateur, Players Amateur and Porter Cup – all three major US amateur events.
The day after winning the Western Amateur, Lee was then the medallist in the US Amateur Qualifier at Piper Glen Golf Club in Springfield, Illinois.
Lee at 18-years-old joins a select number of teenagers to make a cut at a PGA Tour event. The youngest player ever to make a cut was Bob Panasik at 15 during the 1957 Canadian Open, whilst Ty Tryon at 16 made it through at the 2001 Honda Classic.
“I was really nervous during the opening round,” said Lee after his second round.
“It’s been wonderful playing here this week and I’ve enjoyed every aspect of the experience as it’s so different to what I’m used to.”
Lee, who is also competing in the US Amateur, which begins on Monday at Pinehurst, also in North Carolina, carded six birdies during his second round 4-under-par 66. Back-to-back bogeys on the 15th and 16th holes were his only blemishes.
“I was a little too aggressive on the 15th, which is an easy par-5 and hit my second into the water. Overall I’m playing really well and looking forward to the weekend before playing in the US Amateur next week.”