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Danny Lee shared the top spot at the CJ Cup 2019

Danny Lee shared the top spot at the CJ Cup 2019

The eagle point of hole 18 helped Danny Lee to keep the leading position with world No. 7 golfer Justin Thomas, after the third round at -15.

* Some leading positions: Justin Thomas (-15), Danny Lee (-15), Cameron Smith (-12), Wyndham Clark (-11), Jordan Spieth (-11), Byeong Hun An (-10) .

On the day of the penultimate competition, Thomas took the lead at -13 with a two-stroke difference from T2. Through 16 holes, he recorded five birdies, two bogeys. At the end of hole 17, he was still in this position but with a three-stroke gap and seemed to monopolize the top of the table in search of a second championship in three years. However, Danny Lee has become a "troublemaker". At the last hole, 29-year-old Australian-born Australian golfer scored an eagle by putting the long ball to end the round after 68 strokes. Meanwhile, Thomas Bogey is in this hole, and it's the third bogey of the 2017 FedEx Cup champion in the 70-sticks scorecard today.

Lee became a professional in 2009 and was once crowned at the PGA Tour. In contrast, at age 26, Thomas owns 10 titles - including the major PGA Championship 2017 and won the title of "Golfer excellent" two years ago.

Hitting 68 strokes, Cameron Smith kept third with -12. At the same age as Thomas, this golfer had the same feat as his compatriot Lee but had professional seniority of only six years.

The owners of three major titles Jordan Spieth and Wyndham Clark belong to the T4 group, four strokes below the top. An Byeong Hun held the sixth position with -10 points.

Runner-up Gary Woodland and Colin Morikawa are both taking 65 strokes to get the best score in the round. As a result, both of them jumped 26 steps, to T7 with -9 score and six other golfers. Phil Mickelson falls into the T41 group at -3 points.

Defending champion Brooks Koepka slipped on wet concrete before the round. As a result, he injured his left knee and left the game in the tournament without elimination. CJ Cup is the second appearance of the world's number one golfer in the new season. Near the end of August, he underwent surgery on his left knee with stem cell therapy. Koepka said: "After being consulted by a doctor, I decided to withdraw from the CJ Cup and return to the United States for further examination. I appreciate the interest and will update the situation for everyone to know".

The Koepka family still stays in Jeju Island to compete for the CJ Cup. It was Chase Koepka, the son of Brooks. However, his hope is not much in the T49 group, 12 strokes below the top of the table.