Jutanugarn sisters win, Minjee Lee 5th at Great Lakes

Minjee Lee and Yuka Saso, the 2021 U.S. Women’s Open Champion, have finished in 5th position at the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational teams event on the LPGA Tour.

Lee and her playing partner were six shots off the leaders, sisters Ariya Jutanugarn and Moriya Jutanugarn from Thailand who carded an impressive four ball score of 59.

Minjee Lee Minjee Lee (Credit: LET)

“We had a pretty good momentum at the start. It’s just more like supporting, just I said over and over again, and of course I had a great support from my sister this week. No matter what, like she probably hit a few trees out there, but she still make a lot of birdies for me, so I forgive her,” said Moriya.

The sisters began the final day at 13-under and in a group of players two shots off the lead held jointly by the defending champions, Cydney Clanton and Jasmine Suwannapura, and Aditi Ashok and another Thai, Pajaree Anannarukarn. They knew a low four ball score was needed and they produced the only sub-60 in the tournament to gain the spoils.

With the win, Moriya earns her second LPGA Tour title and first in 1,182 days. Ariya has now won for the second time in eight starts, and is the second player with multiple wins in 2021, joining World No. 1 Nelly Korda. Ariya, who now has a total of 12 wins on Tour.