Min Woo Lee top Aussie at PGA, Hannah Green’s near miss on LPGA

West Australian Min Woo Lee left Valhalla Golf Club as Australia’s highest finisher at the PGA Championship as Hannah Green came up just short in an epic showdown with world No.1 Nelly Korda at the LPGA’s Mizuho Americas Open.

Lee shot 4-under 67 to end the week at 9-under and in a tie for 26th as American Xander Schauffele claimed his maiden major championship with a record score of 21-under par..

“I feel like I’m slowly becoming a better player,” Lee said post-round.

“Definitely trending in the right direction.”

A wayward tee shot on the 72nd hole would ultimately prove costly for Green, who was seeking to join Hall of Famers Jan Stephenson and Karrie Webb as the only Australians to win three times in a single season on the LPGA Tour.

“To lose to Nelly… it’s sad, but then it’s also Nelly Korda,” Green reflected.

“She’s obviously so dominant right now. To feel like second behind her is quite nice.”

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Final Scores

US PGA Championship

Valhalla Golf Club, Louisville, Kentucky
1 Xander Schauffele 62-68-68-65—263 $US3.3m
T26 Min Woo Lee 72-66-70-67—275 $113,962
T43 Jason Day 71-67-69-71—278 $48,969
T43 Lucas Herbert 69-67-68-74—278 $48,969
T63 Cameron Smith 68-70-70-73—281 $25,202
75 Ryan Fox (NZ) 72-68-72-74—286 $22,350
MC Adam Scott 72-73—145
MC Cam Davis 78-71—149
MC Kazuma Kobori (NZ) 73-77—150

LPGA Tour Mizuho Americas Open

Liberty National Golf Club, Jersey City, New Jersey
1 Nelly Korda 70-68-65-71—274 $US450,000
2 Hannah Green 71-71-63-70—275 $277,738
T3 Gabriela Ruffels 68-70-68-72—278 $146,358
T21 Minjee Lee 69-72-71-69—281 $30,238
T51 Karis Davidson 71-70-71-77—289 $10,189
T51 Sarah Kemp 73-67-72-77—289 $10,189
T53 Stephanie Kyriacou 74-69-71-76—290 $9,427
MC Grace Kim 72-72—144
MC Robyn Choi 73-74—147
MC Lydia Ko (NZ) 72-77—149

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