Minjee Lee is the champion of the Founders Cup 2022. The Australian in Clifton, New Jersey and on the Upper Montclair Country Club course (par 72), returned to success ten months after the last time (Evian Championship in July 2021) and celebrated his seventh career success on the LPGA Tour (figure including a Major).
With a total of 269 (67 63 69 70, -19) shots, the Perth project outperformed the American Lexi Thompson, second with 271 (-17). Third place with 272 (-16) for the American Angel Yin and the Swedish Madelene Sagstrom (leader after the first round).
After an excellent start (fourth at the end of the 18 opening holes), Giulia Molinaro instead ranked 68 / a with 289 (66 75 72 76, +1).
Minjee Lee, results
After the successes of Jin Young Ko in 2019 and 2021 (in 2020 the competition was canceled for Covid), which this year did not go beyond 17 / o place with 280 (-8), the affirmation of the Lee.
Her success earned her $450,000 for a prize pool of 3,000,000, the highest of an LPGA Tour event other than the Majors and the CME Group Tour Championship. And now it’s time to rest for the LPGA Tour, which she will be back in from May 25th to 29th in Las Vegas, Nevada (USA), with the Bank of Hope LPGA Match-Play.
Minjee Lee (born 27 May 1996) is an Australian professional golfer from Perth. She became the number one ranked amateur golfer in February 2014 after winning the Oates Victorian Open, remaining number one until turning professional in September 2014.
On 25 July 2021, Lee won her first major championship, the Amundi Evian Championship. In 2010, Lee became the youngest winner of the WA Amateur Open while still a year 9 student at Methodist Ladies’ College, Perth. At the start of 2012, she was moved from MLC to Corpus Christi College, to be closer to her golf course at Royal Fremantle Golf Club.
She left Corpus Christi in 2013. Lee was the winner of the 2012 US Girls’ Junior. She won the Australian Women’s Amateur in 2013 and successfully defended the title in 2014. Lee became the number one ranked amateur golfer on 26 February 2014 after winning the Oates Victorian Open on the ALPG Tour.
She remained the number one ranked amateur golfer until she turned professional in September 2014 after leading the Australia team that won the Espirito Santo Trophy.