Kiwi golfer Danny Lee's found his touch as he tried to retain a PGA Tour card for 2013.
Lee's carded a seven under 65 at a second stage Q-School event at Bear Creek in California to lead the field after the first round.
The top 19 players in the tournament advance to the final stage.
In other tournaments, Tim Wilkinson is tied for ninth after a first round four under 65 at Hombre in Florida.
Josh Geary's 27th after the second round at the TPC Craig Ranch in Texas.
Photo: Danny Lee (Getty Images)