New Zealand No.1 Danny Lee has slipped back to a share of 13th place after round two of the Reno-Tahoe Open on the PGA Tour.

The 21-year-old Korean born Kiwi, who carded a four under par 68 at the Montreux Golf and Country Club in round one to be in a share of sixth place, dropped seven places after a two under par 70 that earned him six modified stableford points.

The Modified Stableford system allocates points based on the number of strokes taken at each hole, with the goal of achieving the highest overall score.

The scoring works as follows: a birdie earns two points, an eagle five points, a double eagle eight points, a par earns no points, bogey means a player loses one point and a double bogey or worse loses three points.

Lee is currently on 16 points after making four birdies and two bogeys in the second round to trail Brazilian Alexandre Rocha by eight points.

The former US Amateur Champion is projected to climb to 150th on the Fed Ex Cup Standings. He needs a run of good results throughout August to climb inside the top 125 players and qualify for the Barclays at the end of the month.

Manawatu pro Grant Waite withdrew after carding an 11 over par 83 which equated to a 12 under score in the modified stableford points scoring.

Meantime on the Tour, formerly Nationwide Tour, another Manawatu pro Tim Wilkinson has missed the cut at the Cox Classic by one shot.

The former PGA Tour player, who carded a four under par 67 to be tied 30th, shot a one under par 70 to fall more than 30 places and miss out on the weekend at the Champions Run Golf Club in Nebraska.

Wilkinson, who is currently 54th on the Order of Merit, needs to finish inside the top 25 on the Order of Merit to automatically qualify for the PGA Tour in 2013.




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    3 McLean, Matthew 119.50
    4 Koong, Kevin 115.66
    5 Lee, Jang Hyun 96.05
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    2 Hung, Juliana 188.00
    3 Jung, Miree 157.69
    4 Lu, Vivian 125.60
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