23 Aug 2008

Lee and Cambo fly NZ flag in US and Europe

11:06 am on 23 August 2008

The New Zealand golfer Danny Lee is bidding to become the youngest ever US Amateur champion, while Michael Campbell's just two shots off the leaders at the halfway point in a Netherlands European Tour tournament.

Lee made the semi-finals of the prestigious US Amateur tournament in North Carolina on Saturday, winning four and three over the American Morgan Hoffman.

The Rotorua teenager has only lost 7 holes in winning his four matches so far and now faces Augusta's Patrick Reed, who's the same age at 18.

And if Lee wins that match and then Monday's 36-hole final, he would be six months younger than Tiger Woods was in 1994, when the world's best golfer won the first of his three consecutive US Amateur titles.

In the Netherlands, Michael Campbell is in a share of sixth place at the KLM Open after a second round 66.

Campbell's six under par, two shots off the leaders but says he's learned to just take it one shot at a time, after disappointing form since his US Open win in 2005.

Gareth Paddison missed the cut.