Australian, Minjee Lee, has finished alone in third place at the LPGA Tour’s Toto Japan Classic, six shots behind the winner, Ai Suzuki, at the Seta Golf Club in Shiga, Japan.

Lee birdied three of her last five holes to move clear of what would otherwise have been a three-way tie for third and after a runner-up finish at last week’s event in Taiwan she is finishing her season strongly.

With only one more event to play Lee is now in 5th place on the LPGA Tour money list with earnings beyond US$1.5 million.

Lee’s fellow West Australian, Hannah Green, struggled to a final round of 72 to finish tied for 10th while Su Oh was 32nd along with New Zealander Lydia Ko.

The LPGA Tour now heads back to the US for the season ending CME Group Tour Championship in Naples in Florida in tend days time.

The winner, Suzuki, who regularly plays the Japan LPGA Tour finished three shots clear of Korean, Hyo Joo Kim to win her first LPGA Tour title and qualify to play the LPGA Tour if she so chooses.