Minjee Lee defeats Charley Hull in a play off to take Kroger Queen’s City Championship

Rian Noctor

Minjee Lee (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

Stephanie Meadow recovered from a tough moving day to finish just inside the top 50 at the Kroger Queen’s City Championship on the LPGA Tour.

Northern Irishwoman Meadow shot a disappointing four-over-par 76 on Saturday to fall down the leaderboard but managed to recover with a one-under-par 71 final round to finish in a tie for 49th place.

Meanwhile at the top of the leaderboard Minjee Lee lost a five shot lead on the back nine but held out for a playoff and then went on to defeat England’s Charley Hull on the second playoff hole to take the title.


Lee was five shots clear after 10 but after double bogeying 12 her lead over Hull was cut to three. Hull then birdied 13,14 and 15 to tie the lead and the tournament headed to a playoff in Cincinnati Ohio. 

Hull made an incredible two putt on the first playoff hole to extend the tournament but a par on the second playoff hole secured the win and the $300k prize for Australia’s Lee.

Ruoning Lee shot a five-under-par 67 final round to take third place on 14-under-par while Ally Ewing shot a six-under-par 66 to take solo third on 12-under. Mel Reid was among the six way tie for fifth place after matching Ewing’s 66.

Epson Tour graduate Yan Liu made the 15th hole-in-one of the 2023 LPGA Tour season as the People’s Republic of China native aced the par-3 14th hole at Kenwood Country Club’s Kendale Course, holing out from 105 yards with a 54-degree wedge. It’s the first ace of the LPGA Tour rookie’s young career and she was surprised to see it go in, audibly saying, “Wow!” when the ball disappeared into the hole.

The next event is the Solheim Cup on the 22nd September from Finca Cortesin in Andalucia Spain.


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