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Birdie on 18 gives Minjee Lee a victory in Ann Arbor on her birthday

Posted: 6:39 PM, May 27, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-27 22:39:24Z
Birdie on 18 gives Minjee Lee a victory in Ann Arbor on her birthday

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Minjee Lee birdied the 18th hole Sunday for a one-stroke victory over In-Kyung Kim at the LPGA Volvik Championship.

Lee, who turned 22 on Sunday, three-putted for a bogey on No. 17, dropping into a tie with Kim, who finished her round around the same time. So Lee needed a birdie to win on 18, a reachable par 5. Her second shot landed a few feet to the right of the green, and she calmly chipped to about 3 feet.

She made the putt to finish at 4-under 68 and 16 under for the tournament. It was the Australian standout's fourth career victory and first since 2016.

Kim (67) shot a 32 on the back nine and birdied No. 18, but it wasn't enough to force a playoff at Travis Pointe Country Club.