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Danny Lee shares second at Scottish Open

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 8/07/2016

Danny Lee tees off at the 6th hole during day two of the 2016 AAM Scottish Open at Castle Stuart Golf Links, Inverness © Kenny Smith/PA Wire Danny Lee tees off at the 6th hole during day two of the 2016 AAM Scottish Open at Castle Stuart Golf Links, Inverness New Zealand No.1 Danny Lee revelled in the calmer conditions as he surged into a share of second place at the Scottish Open in Aberdeen.

Lee carded the equal-low round of the day, a six-under 66, at a more gentle Castle Stuart Golf Links to be seven-under, one stroke behind Swedish leader Alex Noren.

The US PGA Tour regular shot four of his six birdies on the front nine in a flawless round that lifted him from his overnight share of 11th.

In a rare outing on the European Tour, he sits level with England's Eddie Pepperell and a shot clear of four other players.

World No.48 Lee was relieved the howling winds of the first day had dissipated on Friday.

"There were a lot of birdie opportunities out there. A lot of the short holes were very reachable," he said.

"A lot of the into-the-wind holes were a lot easier. It was probably five clubs easier."

Lee is using the tournament to prepare for next week's Open Championship at Royal Troon.

He is delighted to be making an apparently seamless transition to links golf.

"I hope so. It looks like I'm heading in the right direction."

Lee's form will also provide a financial boost to the people affected by devastating floods which forced the PGA Tour to cancel this week's Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia.

Denied the chance to defend his title, Lee is donating money to relief efforts for every birdie and eagle he sinks in Scotland.

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