Minjee Lee on her way to third place in Japan today. Image: Getty
Minjee Lee is warmed up for the LPGA Tour Championship with a brilliant final round 68 to finish in the top three in the Toto Japan Classic today.
It was the second consecutive top-three finish for the Western Australian after her second place in Taiwan last week.
After a week's break, the top 70 players go on the tour to Florida for the $ 5 million final of the season.
Lee is in fourth place in the season-long points classification and will jump in one place this week.
After a beautiful 2018, she made a back-up with another beautiful season in 2019, and she is a great opportunity to win the Florida Tour Championship.
Local Japanese tour star Ai Suzuki ran away with the Toto Championship, went bogey-free for the final two rounds and finished Sunday with a 67 to capture her first LPGA Tour title.
However, she is no stranger to winning; it was her 15th win on the Japan Tour.
As for Lee, she took it philosophically. "Of course it would be nice to win, but we were just about playing for the second, I think, so I just tried to make as many birdies as possible and just play my game," she said.
Asked which areas she needed to improve before Florida, she said: "Maybe a bit about my rowing accuracy and just a bit in my swing here and there, but I think I feel that my putting and short game are in a good place now immediately. "
Hannah Green also had a good week and finished in tenth place after completing the first round. Like Lee, she goes to Florida in a strong position for the tour championship, along with Su Oh, who finished 32nd in Japan.