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South Korean amateur Lee Chang-woo confident of making cut

Asia Pacific Amateur champion, appearing at Augusta National for the first time, has studied the course intently, on television

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 08 April, 2014, 10:30pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 08 April, 2014, 10:30pm

South Korea's Lee Chang-woo, the Asia Pacific Amateur champion bolstered by an Augusta National practice round with countryman K.J. Choi, is confident of making the cut at this week's Masters.

The 20-year-old, appearing in his first Masters, has already won a title on the Korean tour and finished second to Rory McIlroy in the Korean Open.

"I was watching a lot of videos of the Masters for the past few months and just image training about which holes I could actually make a birdie, so yes I am quite confident in making the cut," Lee (pictured) said.

Today, going out on the course with K.J. Choi, he gave me lots of advice about course management and everything, so I think I'm getting used to the course.
Lee Chang-woo

"My first goal here is to make the cut, and after that, I wish to [finish] in the low 20s."

Lee has already learned there's far more to Augusta National than television can show.

"The fairways were narrower than I saw on television and the greens were way faster than I ever imagined, so I had a pretty hard time at first when I came to the course last week," Lee said.

"Today, going out on the course with K.J. Choi, he gave me lots of advice about course management and everything, so I think I'm getting used to the course."

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