US Open champion Jeongeun Lee6 leads ShopRite LPGA classic
Jeong Eun Lee6 tamed the windy conditions to take a one stroke lead into the final round of ShopRite LPGA Classic.
The South Korean, fresh from her maiden LPGA and major title at last week’s US Women’s Open, was a master in the sea breeze on the Bay Course at Stockton Seaview and Golf Club in Atlantic City, carding a two-under 69. She will take a one-stroke lead into the final round over Mariah Stackhouse.
Lee6 managed to snatch the lead in the dying embers of her round, rolling in a birdie on the 17th and after brilliant second on the 18th, she drained a four foot eagle putt.
“My shots were pretty good,” Lee6 told ESPN via interpreter.
“It’s just my putting and it was not good enough. But I know 16, 17, 18, the yardages are pretty short. I know 16 I could have done a little bit better but holes 17 and 18, I think I did pretty good with it.”
Further down the leaderboard, Lexi Thompson endured a tumultuous round that saw her four-putt the first for a double bogey and scribble down another bogey on the second. But the American came back nicely with an eagle on the third and two more birdies coming home.
.@Lexi Thompson battled back after a double bogey yesterday, and will start her second round two strokes off of Jeongeun Lee6's lead?
Can she move up the leaderboard and claim her 11th @LPGA Tour victory?
HIIGHLIGHTS ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/pmZMTUC9vm
— LPGA (@LPGA) June 9, 2019
Her round of 70 was enough to put in in three-way tie for third with Ally McDonald and Nanna Koerstz Madsen.
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