LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — South Korea’s Lee Dong-hwan shot an 8-under 64 on Saturday on PGA West’s Stadium Course to take a two-stroke lead after the fourth round of the PGA Tour qualifying tournament.
Lee had a 19-under 269 total in the six-round event. The final top 25 and ties will receive 2013 PGA Tour cards, and the next 50 and ties will earn Web.com Tour cards.
The 25-year-old Lee has played the last five seasons on the Japanese tour.
Edward Loar, Meen Whee Kim, Vaughn Taylor and Richard H. Lee were tied for second after their rounds on the Stadium Course. Richard H. Lee had a 64, Taylor shot 70, Loar 71, and Kim 73. Camilo Villegas, a three-time PGA Tour winner, was tied for 20th at 13 under after a 72.
Tom Pernice, the oldest player in the field, had a 64 on the Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course to move up 60 spots into 24th at 12 under.
Ryan graduate Kelly Kraft shot a personal-best 5-under 67 to get to 3 under. The 2011 U.S. Amateur champion was 2 over in the first round before shooting par in the second and third rounds. Kraft turned professional after finishing 62nd at the Masters.