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US Women’s Open: Minjee Lee breaks 23-year-old 54-hole record as lead grows at Pine Needles |  Golf News


Minjee Lee recovered from a bogey on the fifth par three with a birdie on the sixth par four, then birdied four straight from the ninth; “I’m pretty calm. My personality is pretty calm anyway. I don’t think I get too high or too low. I think that’s one of my strengths,” she said.

Last update: 05/06/22 07:31

Minjee Lee broke Juli Inkster’s record from 1999

Minjee Lee set a record 54 holes at the US Women’s Open on Saturday as she moved three strokes past the court.

The Aussie carded a four-under 67 that saw her move to a 13-under 200 in the first three days, breaking Juli Inkster’s record of 201 from 1999.

The seven-time LPGA Tour winner recovered from a bogey on the par-three fifth hole with a birdie on the par-four sixth, then kicked into high gear with four straight birdies from the ninth.

“When I was looking for birdies, I wasn’t too nervous,” Lee said.

“I think I’m going down the stretch a bit more, just with more people maybe, just a bit more pressure.

US Women’s Open: Minjee Lee breaks 23-year-old 54-hole record as lead grows at Pine Needles |  Golf News

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“I’m pretty calm. My personality is pretty calm anyway. I don’t think I get too high or too low. I think that’s one of my strengths.”

First-round leader Mina Harigae, who started Saturday tied with Lee, shot a 70 to be 10 under at Pine Needles.

England’s Bronte Law, who mixed five birdies with two bogeys en route to a 68, while Ireland’s Leona Maguire was five under.

Law’s compatriots Charley Hull and Georgia Hall were tied and one up after respective rounds of 70 and 71.




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