Golf: Craig Lee moves into lead in Madeira

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SCOTLAND’S Craig Lee moved into a one-shot lead at the Madeira Islands Open yesterday courtesy of a four under par second round of 68, on a weather-affected day when former US Amateur Champion Peter Uihlein threatened the magic number 59.

Lee was forced to come off the course for an hour and 20 minutes early on in his round after fog fell over the Clube de Golf do Santo da Serra course, where the second round was later suspended due to darkness.

But that didn’t faze the Scot as he made light of the windy morning conditions to card five birdies and just a single bogey, moving him into the driving seat for a maiden European Tour victory.

Later in the day Uihlein carded eight birdies and an eagle to move to ten under par through 12 holes but he bogeyed the 15th and 16th to eventually card a 64 and finish the day in tied second, one shot off the pace.

Lloyd Saltman was the next best Scot, four shots adrift of Lee after firing a 75 yesterday.