Thomas bogeys 18, shares lead with Lee

Justin Thomas of the United States watches his shot on the 6th hole during the first round of the CJ Cup PGA golf tournament at Nine Bridges on Jeju Island, South Korea, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019.(Park Ji-ho/Yonhap via AP)

JEJU ISLAND, South Korea (AP) Justin Thomas was looking at a three-stroke lead at the CJ Cup with one hole to play Saturday, which would have set him up nicely for his second win in three years at South Korea's only PGA Tour event.

But the 18th hole saw a big swing in the scoring at the Nine Bridges course.

South Korean-born New Zealander Danny Lee holed a long eagle putt to finish with a 68. Thomas, who won the inaugural CJ Cup in 2017, bogeyed the 18th for a 70 and he and Lee were tied with a three-round total of 15-under 201.

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