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LONGKOU CITY, China – 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.