Min Woo Lee Dominates Macao Open with Stellar Golf Performance
Australia’s Min Woo Lee takes a commanding lead at the Macao Open with a remarkable seven-under-par round, marked by 15 birdies and an eagle.
At the prestigious Macao Open golf tournament, Australia’s Min Woo Lee, ranked World No. 46, once again showcased his golf prowess, seamlessly blending power and precision on the course. Lee’s exceptional performance included a seven-under-par 64, which, when combined with his opening round of 62, secured him a commanding three-shot lead.
Lee’s impressive 16-under-par total at the Macao Golf and Country Club stands as the lowest two-round total in the tournament’s history. This remarkable achievement was driven by an astounding 15 birdies and an eagle, with Lee’s stellar display commencing on Thursday, as reported by Xinhua.
Expressing his satisfaction, Lee commented, “Today, I played flawless golf. I performed exceptionally well. These past two days have perhaps been the best two days of golf I’ve ever played. It’s been an enjoyable journey.”
Following closely in second place is Thailand’s Poom Saksansin, whose exceptional form persisted as he carded an impressive 62. South Korea’s Eom Jaewoong, also demonstrating a strong run of form, secured the third spot, trailing the leader by four strokes, following his round of 65. Eom’s compatriot Meenwhee Kim, who shot a 66, is also in contention.
Poom Saksansin remarked, “I hit nearly every fairway, and my iron shots were on point. I managed to sink most of my putts.”
Eom Jaewoong, who previously tied for second place in the International Series Singapore, one of his best finishes on the Asian Tour, stated, “I set a goal of achieving six-under-par before I began, and I am thankful that I achieved it.”
Chinese Taipei’s Lee Chieh-po and Indian Kartik Sharma each returned scores of 65, placing them in a tie for fifth place. They share this position with New Zealand’s Ben Campbell, who carded a round of 68.
Scottish golfer David Drysdale posted a score of 71 and is positioned at nine-under-par, sharing 12th place. Defending champion Gaganjeet Bhullar from India recorded a 70, placing him at six-under-par and in a group that includes China’s Liang Wenchong, the Asian Tour’s number one player in 2007, who, now at 45, delivered a second round of 68.