The 26-year old held a one-stroke lead over Americans Ryan Blaum, Laguna Niguel and Sean Shahi when play was suspended due to darkness at 7:51 p.m.
Lee, a five-time second place finisher on the PGA Tour Canada, who is still looking for his first win, said he was excited about heading into the weekend in contention again.
His latest runner-up performance came at this year’s Syncrude Boreal Open presented by AECON, when he finished a shot behind winner Riley Wheeldon.
One shot behind Lee were Blaum and Shahi, followed by ATB Financial Classic presented by Telus champion Joe Panzeri at 11-under par. Tony Finau of the U.S. and Guatemala’s Jose Toledo, who both shot 68, are two shots further back at nine-under par.
- Andrew Roque carded a seven-under 65 in round two to make his first cut of the season. The 2012 Times Colonist Island Savings Open. champion has struggled with a wrist injury this season, with Friday’s 65 his first round in the 60s on the PGA Tour Canada this year.
- Monday Qualifier Jesse Speirs posted a nine-under par 63 in round two, the new course record at Upper Canada Golf Course. Speirs is looking to become the first Monday Qualifier to win on the PGA Tour Canada since Tim Hoge did so at The Players Cup in 2011.
- Ryan Blaum is looking to become the first player to win on the PGA Tour Canada and the NEC Series – PGA Tour Latinoamérica in the same season.
- Joe Panzeri is looking to keep a streak alive with a win, as at least one player has won back-to-back events on the PGA Tour Canada every year since 2006.
- The cutline is projected to be at two-under par, with 63 players inside the cutline when play was suspended.