Denmark’s Soren Kjeldsen blazed his way to an eight-under 64 in the second round on Saturday to grab a share of first place alongside Norwegian Viktor Hovland on the celebrated English course. Lee’s fellow West Australian Jason Scrivener followed up his terrific opening 66 with a 69 to lie only three shots off the lead.
The event has been reduced to 54 holes after play on Friday was cancelled following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.
Lee put on a sizzling show by carding a 10-under round, but following his poor start with a 76 on Thursday, he’s still only on six-under for the tournament, six shots adrift of the leaders.
His 62 would have officially equalled the course record if preferred lies hadn’t been in play on Saturday.
“That’s just golf. I had a pretty tough year this year other than the majors,” Lee said. “I’m proud of that ……