Minjee Lee drops another putt on his way to 67 in Taiwan yesterday. Image: Getty
The Australian Minjee Lee's mission is to become one of the few players to be multiple winners on the LPGA Tour when the Swinging Skirts tournament in Taiwan closes today at Miramar Golf Country Club.
23-year-old World No. 9 Lee won in Los Angeles earlier this year and is second, only three shots behind the third-round leader, American Nelly Korda (incidentally the defending ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open champion).
Lee was brilliant in her third round 67 – the third consecutive day that she has carded that score – and will play at 15-under par in the final group with Korda.
They are both world top 10 players and it promises to be an entertaining conclusion.
Ironically, they were in a similar position in this event last year and Lee rattled home to finish second.
"I think it's probably an easier position to be in, just because you can – I think you have a little more motivation – I don't know, but it is clear that Nelly may have motivation to win, said Lee.
“I think it's just a bit easier to be in the spirit of hunting than trying to like lead. So yes, I mean, I've been in both positions before, so it's nothing new to me. I just take it as it comes. "
Lee said she would consider pin positions today.
"I think you should pick up your battles," she said. “If there is water or danger or wind, you naturally play more conservatively than too aggressively. I think the LPGA does a good job of balancing the weather and pin positions, so hopefully they place pins in places that are fair but tricky at the same time. So yes, hopefully it will be a nice day. "
Only six players have won multiple tournaments on the LPGA Tour in 2019, but both Korda and Lee have a chance to participate.
Of the other Australians in the field, Victoria & # 39; s Su Oh is best placed at 11-under, sixth bound, although she is probably too far back to win.
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