Minjee Lee – celebrates her first win in 18 months – photo Tristan Jones – LET

Australia’s leading world ranked female golfer, Minjee Lee, has holed a 20 foot birdie putt at the first extra hole of a playoff against Frenchwoman Celine Boutier to win the Ladies European Tour’s OMEGA Dubai Moonlight Classic and a cheque for (equiv) A$60,000.

Lee, currently ranked 9th in the Rolex World Ranking and the leading world ranked player in the field, recovered from a slow start to the event on Wednesday to record finishing rounds of 65 and 69 in the 54 hole event and joined Boutier in extra time before converting her birdie attempt after Boutier had failed to do so from 30 feet.

It was Lee’s second Ladies European Tour victory after winning the Vic Open in 2018 and adds to her five LPGA Tour titles along with one on the ALPGA Tour.

Lee has been below her best in recent starts, but this is seen as a confidence boost ahead of several events to finish the 2020 LPGA Tour season including the US Women’s Open in mid-December.