LPGA Tour: Minjee Lee earns first win of the season with two-shot victory at Cognizant Founders Cup | Golf Information

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LPGA Tour scoring chief Lee made her solely three birdies on the again 9 and captured the Cognizant Founders Cup by two photographs over Lexi Thompson on Sunday; Angel Yin and Madelene Sagstrom end in a share of third

Final Up to date: 15/05/22 9:37pm

Minjee Lee grabbed a two-shot victory in New Jersey

Minjee Lee grabbed a two-shot victory in New Jersey

Minjee Lee produced a formidable end to edge previous Lexi Thompson and register her first LPGA Tour win of the season on the Cognizant Founders Cup.

Lee was over par with seven holes of her spherical remaining at Higher Montclair Nation Membership, solely to make the most of the par-five twelfth and 14th and birdie the par-four final to shut a two-under 70 and finish the week on 19 underneath.

The Australian completed two strokes away from Thompson, who stays with out an LPGA Tour victory since 2019, whereas Sweden’s Madelene Sagstrom stuttered to a final-round 72 to complete in a share of third with American Angel Yin.

Thompson's most recent LPGA Tour success came at the 2019 ShopRite LPGA Classic

Thompson’s most up-to-date LPGA Tour success got here on the 2019 ShopRite LPGA Traditional

Lee’s success is her first since securing her maiden main title on the Evian Championship final summer season, along with her victory additionally the seventh of her LPGA Tour profession up to now. The newest win is projected to maneuver her from thirteenth to 3rd on the Race to the CME Globe factors listing.

“I wasn’t that nervous, however clearly I wasn’t putting it in addition to I needed to,” Lee admitted after her win. “I nonetheless drove it and putted it very well, so making an attempt to take the positives. On the finish of the day I nonetheless acquired the job performed, so I am blissful.”

Carlota Ciganda birdied six of her opening eight holes one her approach to a final-round 64, leaving the Spaniard in fifth spot, with Nasa Hataoka an additional stroke again alongside Megan Khang. Thailand’s Atthaya Thitikul additionally completed contained in the top-10 after a round-of-the-day 63.

Ciganda carded rounds of 67, 69, 73 and 74 during her impressive week

Ciganda carded rounds of 67, 69, 73 and 74 throughout her spectacular week

“I actually wanted a very good week, a very good event to get some confidence, and I am very blissful it was on this event,” Ciganda mentioned. “Now beginning the summer season with the US Open in a few weeks and the KPMG [Women’s PGA Championship], so I am proud of the best way I performed, however I need to maintain enjoying and nonetheless some work to do in the summertime.”

World No 1 Jin Younger Ko posted a three-under 69 to complete the week contained in the top-20, whereas Jodi Ewart Shadoff and Gemma Dryburgh led the British curiosity as they each ended the week on three underneath.


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