The Italian Open takes place at Golf Club Milano, where Lee missed the cut last year, after a fifteen year break. However, in the six times he has taken part he has had three top ten finishes with the best being T3rd in 1996.
Lee is 25th in the Race to Dubai and 62nd in World Ranking.
He plays the first two rounds with Thongchai Jaidee and Miguel Ángel Jiménez. Thursday's tee-time was 8.20 (GMT+2) from the 10th and he recorded a 3 birdie,1 bogey 69 to end the day in T49th position. A five-way tie for 7 under is leading.
He had a 12.45 start on Friday and made the cut thanks to two birdies on the back-nine (69).
He had an 8.44 tee-time with Sam Brazel, making 4 birdies and 5 bogeys (72) and finished the day T58th on 3-under par.
On Sunday he teed off at 8.34 with Enrico Di Nitto and added another 69 to his card. T58th place on 5-under par earned him €16,936 in prize money.
Tyrrell Hatton won the title on 21-under par.