Australia's Lee leads Los Angeles Open
published : 28 Apr 2019 at 15:45
LOS ANGELES: Australia's Minjee Lee shook off a triple bogey to finish with a four-under 67 and maintain a one-shot lead heading into the final round of the Los Angeles Open.
Minjee Lee of Australia started and ended the day with a one stroke lead and now has a three-round total of 11-under 202 at the Los Angeles Open
The 22-year-old Lee, of Perth, started and ended the day with one stroke lead over Nanna Koerstz Madsen and now has a three-round total of 11-under 202.
She had a triple bogey on the third hole but countered that with seven birdies on the Wilshire Country Club course.
Denmark's Madsen shot her second straight four-under 67 and is at 10-under.
"I wasn't super nervous," said Lee. a four-time winner on the USLPGA Tour. "I just believed in myself and just go out there and make as many birdies as I can. I tried and hit as many good shots as I can."
Lee tied for third in Hawaii last week, her third top-three finish of the season.
South Korea's Park In-bee fired a 68 and is in third place, trailing by four shots.
American Morgan Pressel (70) and South Korean Ko Jin-young (67) are tied for fourth, five strokes back of Lee.
Megan Khang carded a tournament-record seven-under 64, to climb within six shots of the lead.
Pressel's bogey-free round included seven birdies as she snapped a streak of 23 consecutive holes without a birdie.