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Minjee Lee poised for another LPGA title in Portland

Lee's great year appears set to continue. (Photo: Bruce Young)
Georgia Hall has continued on her merry way at the Cambia Portland Open in Oregon, the Englishwoman leading the LPGA Tour event by two shots over Australian’s Minjee Lee as the event enters its final round tomorrow.

Hall and Lee were involved in a ding-dong battle throughout today’s third round at the Columbia Edgewater Country Club, Lee beginning the round three shots behind the leader but quickly reducing that margin to just one with a two-shot swing at the first.

Lee actually took the lead when she birdied the 11th hole to move one ahead but consecutive birdies by Hall at the 16th and 17th holes and a bogey by Lee at the 17th saw the difference two in the recent Women’s British Open Champion’s favour.

There is a four-shot gap back to the 3rd placed Marina Alex who in turn is two ahead of Ayako Uehara and Brittany Marchand.  

Su Oh, the next best of the Australians, had a day she will care to forget her round of 77 seeing her lose 21 places over the course of her round and she begins day four in a share of 26th place.

Katherine Kirk is 35th and Rebecca Artis 43rd.

A win by Lee tomorrow would see her take her season’s earnings to US$1.267 million and into 3rd place on the money list and would reward her for tremendous consistency in 2018. She has recorded ten top tens finishes including her win thus far this season and it would appear there is considerably more to come for the 22 year old.  


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