Lee leads by 1 shot at Asia-Pacific Amateur

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Associated Press

Posted on October 26, 2013 at 5:02 AM

Updated Saturday, Oct 26 at 5:05 AM

LONGKOU CITY, China (AP) — Lee Chang-woo of South Korea is one round away from playing in the Masters.

Lee pieced together a 2-under 69 on Saturday at Nanshan International Golf Club to take a one-shot lead over Dou Zecheng of China and Shohei Hasegawa of Japan going into the final round of the Asia-Pacific Amateur.

The winner gets an invitation to the Masters in April, along with a spot in the final stage of qualifying for the British Open.

The top 10 players from six countries were separated by seven shots going into Sunday. Among them was 15-year-old Guan Tianlang of China, the defending champion who had a 67 and was just five shots behind in his quest to return to Augusta National. Earlier this year, Guan made the cut at the Masters.

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