Lee carded three birdies in her last four holes to move into a tie for 5th behind the four co-leaders Moriya Jutanugarn, Caroline Masson, Amy Olson and Danielle Kang in what is the final lead-up event to next week’s US Women’s Open.
The Western Australian finished runner-up in this event in 2017 and her opening round of 67 has given her a golden chance to improve upon her 8th place on the current LPGA Tour money list.
Su Oh continued her recent improvement with a round of 69 to be the next best of the Australians in a share of 18th place, as is LPGA Tour rookie Rebecca Artis.
Katherine Kirk and Sarah Jane Smith had rounds of 71 while another LPGA Tour rookie Hannah Green had a slow start to the week with a round of 74.
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