Young stars continue to shine as Lee grabs fifth LPGA title

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Minjee Lee claimed her fifth LPGA title in impressive fashion as she stormed to a four-shot victory at the LA Open. Joe Hughes wraps up the action

LA Open report: What happened at Wilshire Country Club?

Minjee Lee won her fifth LPGA Tour title as she shot a final round of 3-under-par to clinch the LA Open win.

The Australian had already notched up three top-three finishes in six starts this season and this week, she was simply too good for the field.

Lee was the only player in the field to shoot four rounds in the 60s and this earned her a comfortable four-shot gap at the top.

Her nearest challenger was South Korea’s Sei Young Kim, who made six birdies on Sunday, but closed with a disappointing bogey.

With this victory, the Australian is projected to move into the number two spot in the Rolex World Rankings.

LA Open report: Talking point

The youth of the game continue to dominate the LPGA season with Minjee Lee becoming the sixth winner in a row to be under the age of 25.

Interestingly, all six of these winners have come from outside of the United States, which shows just how diverse the LPGA is.

Even just at this week’s event, there were golfers from five different nations populating the top-10.

Lee is just one of a host of young players who are placing themselves firmly in the spotlight on the world golf stage.

At the age of 22, a tally of five victories is seriously impressive and there must be much more to come in the future.

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