LPGA Tour: Blue Bay LPGA – Minjee Lee

Minjee Lee claimed her second win of 2016 after shooting a two-under 70 to beat Jessica Korda by a shot. Women’s British Open champion Ariya Jutanugarn was third with Charley Hull taking sixth place.

Australian Lee looked to be in control of the tournament with a six-shot lead after two rounds but then stumbled with a 73 on Saturday as Korda managed a Saturday 66.

She led by three after seven holes but things tightened up over the back nine. At the 17th Jutanugarn birdied, Korda parred and Lee three-putted to leave the Aussie and Thai players tied, one clear of Korda.

Jutanugarn tugged her tee shot into the water and made six, Korda made a birdie four but that was matched by Lee who notched her third win on Tour.

Michelle Wie closed with a 74 but it was still good enough for her first top-10 finish of the year.

What Lee said: “I think my heart was like coming out of my chest … even on that last putt. I was a little nervous all day, actually.

“I knew that I had a good opportunity (at 18) but I was getting ahead of myself. I knew that either Jess was going to make birdie, was probably going to make birdie, and so I thought to myself, I need to make birdie here. I just put myself in good spots and then yeah, I ended up making birdie. Yeah, just stuck to my game plan.”



Mark Townsend

Been watching and playing golf since the early 80s and generally still stuck in this period. Huge fan of all things Robert Rock, less so white belts. Handicap of 8, fragile mind and short game

Handicap: 8

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