Lee bags third in Japan Open
MINJEE Lee will head to the LPGA Tour’s season-ending Tour Championship with plenty of confidence after claiming third place in the Japan Open.
The Australian shot a closing four-under 68 yesterday to reach 11-under but she was still six shots from local winner Ai Suzuki (67) and three behind South Korean Hyo Joo Kim, who fired a 66.
It was world No.7 Lee’s ninth top- 10 finish of the season, following 12 of them in 2018.
The 23-year-old now joins the rest of the tour’s top 60 at the $7 million Tour Championship in Florida from November 21-24.
Lee’s countrywomen Hannah Green, a two-time winner in 2019, was tied 10th at eightunder after a closing 72.