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Lee in contention in Singapore LPGA event

Australian golfer Minjee Lee is in second place after Saturday's third round of play at the LPGA Women's World Championship in Singapore, one shot off the lead.

Lee in contention in Singapore LPGA event

Australian golfer Minjee Lee is in second place after Saturday's third round of play at the LPGA Women's World Championship in Singapore, one shot off the lead.

Australian golfer Minjee Lee is within touching distance of an LPGA title win at the Women's World Championship in Singapore after a solid third-round five-under 67 left her one shot off the pace.

Lee sat on 10 under overall after Saturday's third day of play, having nabbed seven birdies, including four on the front nine.


The world No.3 is clear in second place, behind only Thai star Ariya Jutanugarn. Englishwoman Jodi Ewart Shadoff is one shot behind Lee in third.

Lee is chasing her first LPGA victory in her fourth hit-out of 2019, having finished second in a Thailand event two weeks ago.

She had also sat in second after the second round on Friday.

"I've played with (world No.1 Jutanugarn) a lot. I think I played with her every single round, so it's probably going to be four in a row with tomorrow. She's fast and just good all around," Lee told reporters.

Asked if Jutanugarn had an "aura about her", Lee wasn't agreeing.

"I'm not really sure what that means, if you have an aura. I'm just going to say she's a great person and it's nice to play with her," Lee said.

Elsewhere, Kiwi star Lydia Ko is tied for 10th on five under overall, while former frontrunner Amy Olson of USA is now tied for fourth, two shots behind Lee.

Australian Sarah Jane Smith is tied for 27th and Su Oh is tied for 56th.

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