Lee captures Volvik Championship in dramatic fashion

Minjee Lee notched her fourth LPGA Tour title, claiming the LPGA Volvik Championship by one shot after a four-under-par 68 on Sunday.

Lee came flying out the blocks, making three birdies in her first five holes.

As she attempted to close out the tournament, the Australian made a costly bogey on the par-four 17th.

However, showing her immense temperament, she bounced back with another birdie on the 72nd hole of the tournament to nail down the victory with a score of 16 under par.

After lifting two trophies in 2016, Lee hadn’t won since. With the US Open next week, this success comes at the perfect time.

To make the occasion even more special, Sunday marked Lee’s 22nd birthday.

“Overall I had a really solid day,” she said afterwards.

“I think I was striking it well and putting it pretty well.

“I’ll go there [The US Open] and check out the golf course and hopefully have a good week, too.”

I.K. Kim finished in second at 15-under-par while Moriya Jutanugarn was third a further shot behind.

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