Golf: Golf-Australian Lee wins U.S. Women’s Open by four strokes

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (Reuters) – Australian Minjee Lee secured the largest prize in girls’s golf with an emphatic four-stroke victory on the U.S. Women’s Open at Pine Needles on Sunday.

The 26-year-old from Perth made a scorching begin to the ultimate spherical with birdies on the first two holes and was by no means headed en path to an even-par 71 in demanding situations that made it robust for her pursuers to make a cost.

Lee completed at 13-under-par 271, amassing $1.8 million from a file complete purse of $10 million, whereas American Mina Harigae (72) claimed second place on nine-under.

Lee, who received her first main title eventually 12 months’s Evian Championship, joins Karrie Webb (2000 and 2001) and Jan Stephenson (1983) as Australians to win the U.S. Women’s Open.

(Reporting by Andrew Both)

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