BETHESDA, Md. -- A day after nearly tumbling down the leaderboard at the AT&T National with a 75, D.H. Lee is right back in contention after six birdies on his opening nine Sunday, including five in a row at one point.
Lee's first birdie of the day came on the par-3 second, where he rolled it in from 22 feet.
It wouldn't be his last from long distance.
He made another from 30 feet on the par-5 sixth and one from 18 feet on the par-4 eighth.
The 26-year-old q-school medalist from a year ago also had birdies from in close on Nos. 4, 5 and 7.
His run of five straight birdies came to an end on the par-5 ninth, where he laid up then hit a wedge to 38 feet and missed the long birdie putt.
He made the turn in 30 and is currently one shot back.
Lee is trying to become the first player since George McNeill in 2006-2007 to win q-school then record a victory on the PGA TOUR the following season.