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Min Woo Lee struggles to explain his sizzling 62 after slow start at Wentworth

Min Woo Lee erased memories of his opening 76 by firing a fantastic 62 in the second round of the 2022 BMW PGA Championship and admitted "that's just golf" as he tried to explain the 14-shot swing.

The Australian, who won Scotland's national open last year, has had a relatively quiet season on the DP World Tour but stormed his way up the leaderboard at Wentworth Club.

He was six under at the year's fourth Rolex Series event - reduced to 54 holes after Friday's play was cancelled following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday.

Lee's first round included a nine at the par-five 17th, while Saturday saw him post two eagles on his way to that sizzling 62, which will not be in the record books due to preferred lies being in play.

"That's just golf," he said. "I had a pretty tough year this year other than the Majors. I wish I had played a little better in the regular Tour events and Thursday looked like it was going to be another missed cut.

"Everything decided to go in the hole and it was just one of those days.

"I feel like it's just a couple of breaks here and there. Today I started off good and holed a 40-footer and your round is golden from there. I feel like it's one or two things, you get a bad bounce and you're in the rough instead of the fairway. Golf's tough out of the rough."

Lee posted seven birdies, two eagles - including holing his second from 192 yards at the par-four 15th - and just the one bogey at the 17th, and there was no doubt about the highlight.

"It's got to be 15," he said. "There was a lot of shots out there that were pretty incredible. I hit a lot of good shots and obviously that one just highlighted the rest.

"I hit a good drive on 18 and nearly made the putt. That would have been nice, three eagles in a round. It was crazy. Pity about 17 but that's how golf goes. Happy with where I am and hopefully I can do one more tomorrow."

Everyone involved in the championship observed a two-minute silence on Saturday morning and, speaking about events since the Queen passed on Thursday, Lee said: "It was just a shock. I mean, it doesn't happen often, and to the golfing community as well, we had to stop, a bit of mourning there. It was a shock.

"I finished and I got the news and it's not really what you want to hear. We went down to Buckingham Palace with a few of the boys yesterday and paid our respects.

"We are back and playing golf and hopefully we can just keep smiles on our faces and play good golf."

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