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Article Posted: 20th April 2015
Lee took a stop off at Bali for an Audemars Piguet day, prior to travelling to Jakarta for the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters presented by Enjoy Jakarta Golf (part of the Asian Tour and PGA Tour of Indonesia) which tees off on Thursday 23rd April.
Lee who won the inaugural event in 2011 and again won the Indonesian Masters at Royal Jakarta GC in 2012, said "I don’t really know the reason why I do so well here (Asia). It’s a mystery to me but I’ve always felt comfortable here as the golf courses are very good and I’ve certainly improved over the years".
"We’re playing against a high quality field and you know that anybody on his day can contend for this championship. So you really have to concentrate on your own game, keep up your level of fitness and try to play as good as you can".
Lee had a 12.05 tee-time with Y.E. Yang and Arjun Atwal for the first round on Thursday (GMT +7), carding a 3-under 69 and ending the day in T7th place. 6-under par is leading.
Birthday boy, Lee, had a 7.20 start from the 10th on Friday and is three shots off the lead, in 7th place, despite being 2-over for the day (74) with 3 birdies and 5 bogeys. Only 7 players were even or under for the round due to extreme windy weather.
Lee joined Y.E. Yang and Paul Peterson for the third round and took a five shot lead ahead of the chasing pack, thanks to a lengthy eagle putt at 12 and a string of birdies at the following five holes (65). He was one of only two players to be 7-under for the day. "I was plodding along even par for my round through 11 but still only two behind. Good runs like that can separate you from the field a bit and it was nice to do that", he said later.
Y.E Yang and Thomas Bjorn are in the final group with Lee on Sunday, with a 9.10 start.
Lee won a play-off to secure his third CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters title.
With a five shot lead going into the final round, Lee bogeyed holes 4 and 7 but made birdie at 10, 11 and 13 before dropping shots at 16 and 17 to finish with a 73. This brought him level with clubhouse leader Chapchai Nirat on 7-under par, leading to a play-off.
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