Minjee Lee third in Japan Open

Minjee Lee has finished third but six strokes behind winner Ai Suzuki at the LPGA Tour's Japan Open.

10-Nov-2019 By Australian Associated Press

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 to reach 11 under but she was still six shots from local winner Ai Suzuki (67) and three behind South Korean Hyo Joo Kim (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 $US 5 million Tour Championship in Florida from November 21-24.

While Lee managed seven birdies against three bogeys in the final round, overnight leader Suzuki went bogey-free.

Lee's countrywomen Hannah Green, a two-time winner in 2019, was tied 10th at eight under after a closing 72.


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