Lotte Championship: Minjee Lee wins LPGA event in Hawaii

Minjee Lee
Lee was the world number one ranked amateur in 2014 before turning professional
Lotte Championship final leaderboard
-16 Lee (Aus); -15 Chun (Kor), Burnett (US); -14 Jutanugarn (Tha); -13 Jang (Kor); -12 Klatten (Fra); -11 Martin (US), Khang (US), Kim (Kor); -10 Srisawang (Tha), Feng (Chn), Henderson (Can), Lindberg (Swe), Thompson (US) Selected others: -3 Shadoff (Eng); +1 Morgan (Wal); +3 Clyburn (Eng)
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Australian Minjee Lee overcame a five-shot deficit in the final round to win the LPGA's Lotte Championship.

The 19-year-old played the last eight holes in six under par, chipping in for an eagle at the 13th on the way to a bogey-free, eight under par 64.

Lee's 16 under par total was one better than South Korea's Chun In-gee and American Katie Burnett, who had led overnight in Hawaii.

"I just did all I could do and here I am," said world number 17 Lee.

Lee, who won her first LPGA title last May at the Kingsmill Championship, added: "This is definitely a big confidence booster. The last couple of weeks I was there, but not quite. Now my game seems to be coming together and that's quite nice."

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