Seven players have now won more than once on the LPGA Tour in 2016, and three of them are USGA champions.
Minjee Lee, the 2012 U.S. Girls’ Junior champion, became the latest to join the multiple-win club with her one-stroke victory on Sunday in the Blue Bay LPGA at Jian Lake in Hainan Island, China,joining 2011 Girls’ Junior champion Ariya Jutanugarn and 2012 U.S. Women’s Amateur champion Lydia Ko.
Lee, 20, of Australiaa, who captured the Lotte Championship in April at Ko Olina in Hawaii, chipped to 3 feet on the par-5 18th hole to set up what would be the winning birdie. Jessica Korda, the 2010 U.S. Women’s Amateur runner-up, had a chance to force a playoff but couldn’t convert her 18-foot birdie try on the final hole. Lee rebounded from a disappointing third-round 73, which saw her relinquish the six-stroke lead she held through 36 holes. She closed with a 2-under-par 70 for a 13-under total of 275.