CAIRO-12 November 2022: Canadian Richard T. Lee looks like a man on a mission at this week’s International Series Egypt after he moved into the lead on day two, bidding to make amends for letting victory slip from his grasp last Sunday.
Lee shot a five-under-par 65 at Madinaty Golf Club to go to 11 under for the US$1.5 million event to lead by one from American Andy Ogletree, who carded a 64.
American Sihwan Kim is a shot further back following a 66 – in a ground-breaking tournament that marks the first time the Asian Tour has visited Egypt. Two-time Japan Tour winner Jinichiro Kozuma from Japan is tied with Kim after shooting 64.
“I feel like it is more comfortable to my eyes on the front nine, the back nine is a bit harder for me, I feel like I can’t putt as well as the front nine, yesterday and today,” said Lee, a two-time winner on the Asian Tour. “My game is solid right now, mentally I am also feeling confident.
Moroccan Ayoub Lguirati continued to impress by carding a second-round 67, the same score as Bernd Wiesberger from Austria, an eight-time winner on the DP World Tour. The pair are in a group of players tied for ninth on seven under.
Three other regional golfers will play the weekend after a promising two days for the Arab golfing contingent: Lguirati’s amateur compatriots Adam Bresnu (-2) and El Mehdi Fakori (-2) will be joined by Jordan’s Shergo Al Kurdi (-1-) after the cut was set at one over par.