Australia's Minjee Lee opens 6-stroke lead in Blue Bay LPGA
HAINAN, China (AP) Minjee Lee patiently navigated Jian Lake's undulating greens again Friday to stretch her lead to six strokes in the Blue Bay LPGA.
Already a two-time winner on the LPGA Tour, the 20-year-old Australian followed her opening 7-under 65 with a bogey-free 67 in windier afternoon conditions off Hainan Clear Water Bay.
Three days after Typhoon Sarika roared through the South China Sea beach resort, the wind finally kicked up as Lee played the back nine. The wind makes it more difficult to hit targets into valleys and onto plateaus on the large, tiered greens.
Germany's Caroline Masson was second at 6 under after her second straight 69. She birdied four of the last five holes - the lone par coming on a 3-foot birdie miss on the par-4 15th.