Lee comes from behind to win in Hawaii

Minjee Lee

Lee was the world number one ranked amateur in 2014 before turning professional

Australian Minjee Lee overcame a five-shot deficit in the final round to win the LPGA’s Lotte Championship.

The 19-year-old played the last eight holes in six under par, chipping in for an eagle at the 13th on the way to a bogey-free, eight under par 64.

Lee’s 16 under par total was one better than South Korea’s Chun In-gee and American Katie Burnett, who had led overnight in Hawaii.

“I just did all I could do and here I am,” said world number 17 Lee.

Lee, who won her first LPGA title last May at the Kingsmill Championship, added: “This is definitely a big confidence booster. The last couple of weeks I was there, but not quite. Now my game seems to be coming together and that’s quite nice.”

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