LPGA Tour rookie Jeongeun Lee6 broke onto the women’s golf scene last week after her win at the U.S. Women’s Open in Charleston, South Carolina. Now she’s looking for her second win in as many weeks.
The No. 5 player in the world holds a one-shot lead heading into the final round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic on Sunday in Galloway, New Jersey after shooting a two-under 69 during Saturday’s second round. Lee opened up the 54-hole tournament on Friday with an eight-under 63 first round performance, earning her a share of the lead heading into the weekend.
Lee6’s second round was a roller coaster one, as it consisted of four birdies, four bogeys, and an eagle. She started her day by going birdie-bogey-birdie on the first three holes before settling down a bit and parring the next two holes. She would then bogey the sixth hole and birdie the ninth hole, making the turn at one-under for the day.
After four straight pars to open up the back-nine, Lee6 would bogey back-to-back holes to fall to one-over for the day. But a birdie and eagle on her last two holes catapulted Lee6 into the lead with 18 holes to go.