Minjee Lee qualified prospects by 1 on LPGA Tour

Australia’s Minjee Lee will just take a just one-shot direct into the last round of the LPGA Tour’s Founders Cup in New Jersey.

Planet No.5 Lee, the LPGA Tour’s leading scoring this year, shot a a few-beneath 69 on a day Upper Montclair Region Club showed some enamel with the wind choosing up early and rain falling on the leaders on the back 9.

The 25-calendar year-outdated from WA, who had a three-shot lead overnight, was at 17-beneath 199 just after 54 holes. She’s wanting for her first win of the yr and seventh on tour.

She leads from Sweden’s Madelene Sagstrom, who experienced the very first-round lead just after a 63 and experienced the ideal third-spherical with a 67. The 29-yr-previous is in search of her second earn.

Moving into the week with a scoring averaging of 69.167, Lee tied for next in the HSBC Women’s Environment Championship in March and shared 3rd in the Los Angeles Open last thirty day period.

She retains the lead many thanks to an eagle-birdie on putts ranging from 15-to-18 toes on the 12th and 13th holes on Saturday.

Lexi Thomson commenced the spherical tied with Sagstrom at 11 under, and was alone in third, 3 photographs back soon after a 69. She could possibly have been closer to her 1st acquire due to the fact 2019 but she just missed at minimum 5 or 6 putts.

“The weather conditions was a major issue, it acquired very damp on the greens,” explained Sagstrom, who briefly moved into a tie for the direct with a birdie at the par-5 12th as Lee bogeyed No. 11 following an errant tee shot.

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