Lee takes 3-stroke lead at Japan Classic
Minjee Lee shot an 8-under 64 to take a three-shot lead after the second round of the Japan Classic on Saturday.
Lee, seeking her second LPGA title this year, had eight birdies in a bogeyfree round at the Seta Golf Club in Shiga to improve to 13-under 131. She is three strokes ahead of local favorite Sakura Koiwai, who had seven birdies and a lone bogey for a 66.
The 22-year-old Lee from Perth, Australia, started with a birdie at the par-5 first hole and took advantage of the day’s prime scoring conditions with three straight birdies on Nos. 13-15.