Min Woo Lee – file photo European Tour

Min Woo Lee finds himself just four shots from the halfway lead at the Omega European Masters in the alpine ski / tourist town of Crans-sur-Sierre in Switzerland.

Lee added a second round of 67 to his opening 66 and at 7 under he trails the leader Dean Burmester of South Africa by four and shares 9th place.

Lee, who won the Scottish Open in July, missed the cut in his only previous attempt in this historic event, but reflecting the game which now sees him ranked 63rd in the world, Lee is nicely placed for a weekend assault on the €2 million event.

Lee followed up his win in Scotland with a missed cut at the Open Championship and two weeks ago played the WGC event in Memphis where he finished well back in the limited player field, so he has played sparingly in recent weeks but is well and truly back in the thick of things this week.

If Lee was to go on and win this week, he would become the third West Australian to win the event following the win by Graham Marsh in 1970 and 1972 and Brett Rumford in 2007.

Queensland’s Maverick Antcliff is four shots behind Lee and tied for 32nd along with Victorian Bryden MacPherson while Wade Ormsby is 46th.