Minjee Lee in action today – photo Getty Images
Minjee Lee is the only Australian to advance from the group stages of the Bank of Hope LPGA Match Play event at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas, recording two wins and a halved match in the round-robin stages of the event.
Lee confirmed her place in the Round of 16 with a 4&3 victory over Moriya Jutanugarn on Friday after defeating Cheyenne Knight in round two and sharing the honours with Jaye Marie Green on Wednesday.
Lee will take on England’s Mel Reid in the knockout phase of the event, Reid having topped her group after a playoff against Azahara Munoz to do so.
Lee’s fellow Australians, Hannah Green, Sarah Kemp and Su Oh have all missed out on graduating, Kemp unbeaten in her three matches in the group stage but three halved points were not enough to get the job done.
One of Kemp’s halved matches was against one of the game’s hottest players at present Patty Tavatanakit after being two up on the recent major winner through 13 holes.
Green and Oh recorded a win and two losses in their matches.