Lee on song at US Open

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

AUS­TRALIA’S Min­jee Lee en­joyed a bo­gey- free open­ing round at the Women’s US Open golf to be three off the pace set by Chian’s Shan­shan Feng.

Lee ( right) made back- to- back birdies early on par fours the sec­ond and third be­fore mak­ing her only other birdie of the round at the par- four 12th to shoot an open­ing round 69.

The 21- year- old West Aus­tralian is joined by a host of play­ers on the score in­clud­ing two- time ma­jor cham­pion Cristie Kerr of the USA.

Lee is one shot adrift of New Zealand’s Ly­dia Ko, who holds a share of third place af­ter an open­ing round that yielded six birdies but was brought un­done by two front- nine bo­geys at the par- four fifth and ninth holes.

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