Minjee Lee on track for first LPGA win

Australian teenager Minjee Lee faces an anxious overnight wait before she can complete a maiden US LPGA Tour victory following some dazzling scoring.

Bad light stopped play with Lee leading by four shots with only three holes left to play in the weather-interrupted final round of the Kingsmill Championship in Virginia.

Former world No.1 amateur Lee surged clear with a blistering burst after a rain delay, picking up seven shots in nine holes with five birdies and an eagle to get to 16-under-par.

But the siren went to end play because of bad light while Lee was playing the 16th and she will have to return at 7am (local time) to finish from just off the green.

She leads from 20-year-old American Alison Lee, who has picked up two shots through 14 holes.

Eighteen-year-old Minjee Lee, who only turned professional last September, will have to calm overnight nerves.

She said she took her caddie’s advice not to complete the 16th hole as she was entitled to do.

“He told me the green would be freshly mowed in the morning and I would be able to see the line better because it is getting pretty dark now,” said Lee.

Five players are in a tie for third place a further two shots back – Norway’s Suzann Pettersen, who shot a 68, plus Hyo Joo Kim, Paula Creamer, So Yeon Ryu and third round Perrine Delacour, who have all still to finish their rounds.

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