Minjee Lee in the final round of the Mediheal championship.
Minjee Lee has been frighteningly short when she examined the world number 1 ranking in California.
The Australian was on the final day of the Mediheal Championship at Lake Merced Golf Club outside of San Francisco within two shots of the lead, but was unable to sustain the momentum when she closed.
In the end, Lee, 22, ended in a shared eighth place after a 72nd place, only three shots from a four-under-general level play-off.
The door was opened for her and others when nocturnal leader Sei Young Kim made a double bogey and bogey in the two opening holes
Lee was shot back six times, but when she made birds in the first and fourth holes, both par-fours, she was right in the mix. Another little bird on the par-five 13th, where she putted the green in two and two from long distance, put her within two shots of the lead, held by Bronte's law of England at seven-under.
But a bogey on the par-three 17th, where the pin was cut into a difficult right corner, ended the run of the Western Australian. Yet she would hold on to the number two in the world after jumping to Los Angeles last week after her victory in Los Angeles.
The Women & # 39; s US Open is only two weeks away.
The three-sided play-off to determine the winner between South Korea's Law, Kim, and Jeongeung Lee6 went Kim & # 39; s way today when she birdied the 18th time today, two moves out of the front pony. Both Lee and Law had tangible birdie putts to extend the play-off, but missed, and Kim went out of a meter to finish off her eighth LPGA Tour victory.
Meanwhile, Minjee Lee & # 39; s younger brother Min Woo Lee finished 14th at the Volvo China Open of the European Tour to continue his push for a tour card for next year.
In the PGA Tour & # 39; s Wells Fargo championship in North Carolina, Jason Day finished nicely with a 69th-24th place as the leading Aussie.
During the Japan Tour, Matthew Griffin (tied-third) and Anthony Quayle (equal-fifth) made top 5 finishes in The Crowns tournament.