Aussie Minjee Lee in touch at Buick Champs

Australia's leading female golfer Minjee Lee is still in contention for the LPGA's Buick Ladies Championship at the midway point in Busan, South Korea.

25-Oct-2019 By Australian Associated Press
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Australia's leading female golfer Minjee Lee surrendered the outright lead but is still well in contention for the Buick Ladies Championship in South Korea.

Lee started Friday's second round with a one shot lead and she enters the penultimate circuit of the LPGA International Busan course two strokes off the pace set by American Danielle Kang.

The 23-year-old from Perth was unable to emulate her bogey-free 6-under 66 on Thursday but still signed for a respectable 2-under 70 to sit in a four-way tie in fourth at 8-under.

Lee recorded four birdies and two bogeys while compatriot Su Oh was two strokes further back in a share of 10th after adding a 70 to her opening round 68.

Kang shot her second consecutive 5-under 67, to put her in a strong position to win her second tournament in two weeks on the LPGA Tour.

Hee Won Na of South Korea birdied two of her final three holes for a 67 and was tied for second place with Seung Yeon Lee (68).

American Nelly Korda shot 70 and was at 5-under.

American Kristen Gillman aced the 13th hole and will have to make arrangements to collect her BMW car, the prize on that hole, on her way to a 71 and a two-round total of 3-under 141.

Canadian Brooke Henderson shot 68 and was also at 3-under, while England's Charley Hull had a 69 and was 2-under.

Morgan Pressel shot 71 and was 1-over, while fellow American Paula Creamer shot 72 and was 2-over.

Hannah Green rounded out the Australian contingent with back-to-back 73s to leave her battling at 2-over.

Busan is the second stop on the LPGA Tour's Asian swing with tournaments in Taiwan and Japan scheduled over the next two weeks.


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