Minjee Lee five behind in Scottish Open

Minjee Lee has managed to stay in contention for the Ladies Scottish Open after a one-under par 70 in the third-round gave her a share of eighth place.

Published: 16-Aug-2020      Updated: 06-Dec-2020 By Australian Associated Press
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Australian star Minjee Lee is five shots off the lead heading into the final round of the Ladies Scottish Open.

Lee shot a third-round one-under par 70 to be in a tie for eighth at two under for the Women's British Open lead-up event.

Compatriot Hannah Green is further three shots back in equal 17th after matching Lee's third-round score.

Azahara Munoz birdied the 18th hole to take a one-shot lead at the Renaissance Club, North Berwick.

The Spaniard shot a two-under 69 for a seven-under 206 total, just ahead of American Stacy Lewis (70).

The two players had shared the overnight lead.

Solheim Cup star Munoz has not won an LPGA Tour event since she captured the 2012 Sybase Match Play Championship in New Jersey.

Two-time major winner Lewis is a former top-ranked player and a 12-time LPGA Tour champion.

She is looking for her first win in nearly three years - since when she has given birth to her first child, Chesnee - to take into next week's Women's British Open, which she won in 2013.

American Jennifer Song returned a 70 to occupy third place, one shot behind Lewis.

New Zealand's Lydia Ko (67) and Cheyenne Knight (69) of the US are a stroke further behind.

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