Minjee Lee wins Kingsmill Championship|
Williamsburg, VA (SportsNetwork.com) - Minjee Lee closed out a 2-stroke win
Monday morning at the Kingsmill Championship.
Lee stumbled to a bogey at the 16th, but parred the final two holes for a 6-
under 65. She finished her first LPGA Tour title at 16-under-par 269.
"Well, I 3-putted the 16th, and I was like, ugh, let's just make two pars and
get out of here," Lee said. "I was a little bit nervous, but I'm glad I could
get the win."
So Yeon Ryu birdied three in a row when play resumed Monday morning to close
out a 4-under 67. She ended alone in second place at minus-13.
Alison Lee bogeyed the last for a 2-under 69 and a third-place finish at 12-
under-par 272. Third-round leader Perrine Delacour managed an even-par 71 and
grabbed fourth at 11-under 273.
Suzann Pettersen (68), Paula Creamer (70) and Hyo Joo Kim (68) shared fifth
place at minus-10.
There was a weather delay that lasted two hours, four minutes on Sunday, which
forced the completion of the final round into Monday.
Minjee Lee had a birdie putt from the fringe on the 16th when she returned to
the River Course at Kingsmill Resort & Spa Monday morning. She 3-putted for
bogey to dip to minus-15.
Lee 2-putted for par on the final two holes, then had to wait to see if anyone
could catch her.
Ryu started on the 15th when play resumed and she poured in three straight
birdies to jump to minus-13. She parred the last to end alone in second place.
Alison Lee rolled in a 9-footer for birdie at the 15th to move within two of
the lead at minus-13. She parred the next two holes and needed an eagle at the
last to possibly force a playoff.
Lee's drive nearly found the water left of the fairway. When her second went
well right, Minjee Lee was the winner. Alison Lee scrambled to a closing bogey
to end three back.
The Monday finish forced Alison Lee to miss a U.S. Women's Open qualifier in
the Richmond area.
"I changed my flight to today. I'm flying in to California tonight. There's a
qualifier in California tomorrow, so we're working with the USGA to see if I
can try and qualify there," Alison Lee explained.
NOTES: Minjee Lee earned $195,000 for the victory ... After a week off, the
LPGA Tour heads to New Jersey for the ShopRite LPGA Classic, where Stacy Lewis
won last year.
05/18 08:41:27 ET