ABU DHABI HSBC CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTED BY EGA
Lee has spent some time practising in Abu Dhabi prior to the event commencing on Wednesday. The usual Thursday date has been changed to accomodate football's 2019 Asian Cup.
The Championship takes place at Abu Dhabi Golf Club in the UAE. Lee missed the cut last year. however his best finish was T2nd in 2008.
He joins Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Rafa Cabrera Bello at 12.05 from the 1st for the first round and 7.40 from the 10th on Thursday.
He got off to a good start carding a 6-under 66 to lie in 6th place, 4 shots adrift of leader, Shane Lowry's 10 under par. On Thursday, he moved up to 4th place, following a bogey free round of 4-under (68). Now 10-under he lies just two strokes off the lead.
Lee had a 12.41 Friday tee time with Richard Sterne carding a 1-over 73 and now on 9-under par. Adding a final round of par 72, Lee finished in T16th place, earning €78,351 in prize money.
Shane Lowry won the title.