World No. 1779 Richard H. Lee twirled a bogey-free, 6-under-par 32-33=65 in today's final round of the Barbasol Championship to reach 15-under 269, up 11 places into a four-way T4, good for his first top 10 since T4 at the 2014 Puerto Rico Open and a top-10 exemption into next week's RBC Canadian Open.
The University of Washington alum is playing this season on a Non-exempt Medical Extension. He missed eight months at the end of 2014 into June following surgery on his left thumb. The 29-year-old had 11 events to earn 458.00 FedExCup points or $742,470, and entered the week with three remaining after missing all eight of his cuts in 2015-16. His last made cut was a T52 at the 2014 John Deere. Lee, making his tourney debut, began the final round on 9-under (T15), seven off the pace but just two shy of the overnight top 10. He circled six birdies on 12 greens in regulation, posting 1.583 putts per GIR, with his 65 matching a career low on TOUR (245th round), which he has shot six other times, most recently at the 2014 Pebble Beach/R1. The Chicago native was bogey-free over his final 39 holes. Jul 17 - 6:17 PM