4 Jul 2015

Lee one shot off the pace

1:47 pm on 4 July 2015

The New Zealand golfer Danny Lee is tied for third place after the second round of the latest PGA tour event in West Virginia.

Danny Lee at the Houston Open, 2015

Danny Lee at the Houston Open, 2015 Photo: PHOTOSPORT

After a blistering seven under par opening round 63 that featured seven birdies, Lee dropped from 2nd into 3rd after a carding a sedate second round 69.

At the midway stage, the Venezuelan Jhonattan Vegas is tied for the lead with Scott Langley of America at nine under for the tournament, one stroke ahead of Lee.

Tiger Woods is at five under par after rounds of 66 and 69.

He mixed some good shots with a couple of terrible drives in his second round a day after shooting his best score in 16 months.

The 14-times major champion made four birdies on the rain-softened course, but three bogeys on the back nine demonstrated that his swing issues have not been resolved as he looks towards this month's British Open at St. Andrews.

Woods, who four weeks ago shot the worst score of his decorated career, an 85 at the Memorial tournament, did not speak to the media.

Only seven strokes separate the 78 players who made the cut.

The New Zealanders Steven Alker and Tim Wilkinson are not amoung them.