Lee Min-ji, LPGA Founders Cup 3R Lead
World No. 6 Lee Min-ji (Australia) won the LPGA Tour Cognitive Founders Cup (total prize of 300) held at the Upper Monclair Country Club (par 72, 6656 yards)스포츠토토 in Clifton, New Jersey, USA on the 14th (Korean time). 10,000 dollars) on the third day, he reduced 5 strokes and took the lead by 3 strokes with a median total of 12 under par 204 strokes.
Lee Min-ji got off to a shaky start by violating her bogey on her first hole, but made up for the score with a birdie right on the 2nd hole, raising her spirits. Lee Min-ji, who added birdies on the par 3 and 6 holes, finished the first half with birdies on the 8th and 9th holes in a row.
In the second half, she succeeded in a two-on on the par 5, 12th hole, and then succeeded in a long distance eagle putt, clearly widening the gap with the 2nd place group and taking the lead. In the remaining 9 holes, unlike the aggressive first half, the round was finished in a stable manner.
Lee Min-ji, who finished the game, said, “It was good that I made a lot of birdies in the first half of the day,” and she said, “I think I played stably throughout.” Lee Min-ji added, “She tried to play aggressively until the end of the game,” she added.
Minji Lee, who is also the defending champion, said with the final round ahead, she said, “I try to focus as much as I can on what I have to do. I will do my best tomorrow as well,” she said.
Meanwhile, Yoo Hae-ran, who recorded 6 birdies and 4 bogeys, reduced two strokes, recorded an interim total of 9 under par, 207 strokes, and tied for second place with Angel of the United States.
Ko Jin-young, the winner of this tournament in 2019 and 2021, swapped 4 birdies and 4 bogeys and finished the game with a median total of 8 under par 208 strokes without reducing the number of strokes and tied for 4th place.
Kim Se-young tied for 9th place with Ataya Titikkun (Thailand) and Stacey Lewis (USA) with 6 under par, Kim A-rim and Shin Ji-eun tied for 19th place (-4), Choi Hye-jin tied for 25th place (-3), and Anna Lin tied for 25th place. It rises to 33rd place (-1) and faces the final round.
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