HONG KONG (Reuters) - Australia's Minjee Lee held on in a dramatic finish to clinch her third career win on the LPGA Tour after securing a one-stroke victory at the LPGA Blue Bay on Hainan Island on Sunday.
Lee carded a final round two-under 70 for a tournament total of 13-under, one better than American Jessica Korda (71)and two-strokes ahead of world No. 2 Ariya Jutanugarn (70).
After the Australian made her only bogey on the 17th, Ariya drew level with one hole to play but the Thai bogeyed the last to settle for a third-placed finish and Lee sank a birdie putt to pip Korda.
"I think my heart was coming out of my chest," Lee said. "Actually even on that last putt. I was a little nervous all day, actually. I had to really work for this win. I'm glad I came out on top. They're great competitors."
Lee won the LPGA's Kingsmill Championship in May last year and the Lotte Championship in Hawaii in April.