Minjee Lee, queen of the US Womens Open



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Minjee Lee, queen of the US Womens Open

Minjee Lee is the queen of the US Womens Open. A record success for the Australian who, at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club (par 71) in Southern Pines, North Carolina, won with a total of 271 (67 66 67 71, -13) strokes. Her success (the second in a Major after the one arrived in 2021 at the Amundi Evian Championship), allowed her to collect 1,800,000 dollars against a total prize pool of 10,000,000.

This is the highest win for a pro in the history of women's golf in a single tournament.

Minjee Lee, US Womens Open

"I'm speechless, I can't believe it. Winning the US Womens Open has always been my childhood dream and now I've managed to make it come true.

It's fantastic and this is the best victory of my career", the 25-year-old from Perth delighted. (but with South Korean origins). At the top from the second lap, she dominated the scene by four strokes overcoming the American Mina Harigae, second with 275 (-9) ahead of South Korean Hye Jin Choy, third with 277 (-7).

While Jin Young Ko, world number 1, ranked fourth with 278 (-6) and preceded the New Zealander Lydia Ko, fifth with 279 (-5). For Lee, who lives in Irving, Texas, this is her eighth career success on the LPGA Tour. But her record also includes two exploits on the LET and one on her home tour when she was still an amateur (Victorian Open, 2014) .

At the head of the Race to CME Globe Points (the FedEx Cup for women) she with this statement joins Jan Stephenson (1983) and Kerry Webb (2000 and 2001) as the third Australian to win the US Womens Open. Minjee Lee is the new U.S.

champion Women’s Open ($ 10 million prize pool). The Australian completes the job by administering the conspicuous advantage built up during the third round and wins her second career Major after the 2021 Evian Championship.

Lee just has to turn even with the par in the fourth round, thus remaining at -13 (271 shots). Difficult day for everyone, with very high scores and few jolts in the standings. Second place for the American Mina Harigae, who ends the excellent week at -9.

Complete the podium with a score of -7 the South Korean Hye-Jin Choi, who mocked her compatriot Jin Hyung Ko for a single shot. -5 and fifth position for the New Zealander Lydia Ko, while with -4 the Swedish Anna Nordqvist and the English Bronte Low finish the tournament in sixth place.

On the par 71 course of the Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club in Southern Pines (North Carolina, United States) Irish Leona Maguire and American Nelly Korda and Megan Khang close the top ten in eighth position with a score of -2.

Collapses at the best, but gets a good 11th place, Ingrid Lindblad. The young Swedish, not professional, turns +5 closing the event at -1 in the company of Thai Moriya Jutanugarn and Chinese Xiyu Lin. For 26-year-old Minjee Lee from Perth, her success in North Carolina is the eleventh in her bright career. The world number one signs her second seasonal success certifying her leadership in the ranking even more.