Golf: Danny Lee makes a charge for a spot at US Masters

Kiwi golfer Danny Lee has some work to do, if he is to tee it up at this year's US Masters in Augusta next week.

Lee needs a victory at this week's Valero Texas Open to make the field for the prestigious tournament in Georgia.

He carded a third-round six-under-par 66 to sit in a tie for seventh - five shots behind the leader - with a round remaining.

Korea's Si Woo Kim sits at the top of the leaderboard, one shot ahead of Canadian Corey Conners. Both are staring down the barrel of a shot at the illustrious green jacket.

Lee's round saw the Rotorua Boys' High School old boy make six birdies, two bogeys and an eagle.

The 28-year-old hasn't qualified for the Masters since 2016, when he finished in a tie for 17th.

On the LPGA tour, Kiwi number one Lydia Ko has faded out of the picture at the first Major of the year in California.

She carded a third-round two-over-par 74 to sit in a tie for 47th at three-over-par for the tournament - 11 shots behind leader Jin Young Ko.


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