Rain Delay Pushes Kingsmill Championship into Monday; Minjee Lee Leads

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Minjee Lee reacts to scoring an eagle on the 15th hole. (Photo courtesy of Ralph Kuhnley)
Minjee Lee reacts to scoring an eagle on the 15th hole. (Photo courtesy of Ralph Kuhnley)

Eight golfers will take to the River Course at Kingsmill Resort to close out the final round of the Kingsmill Championship, which was suspended at 7:59 p.m. Sunday because of darkness.

The final round was running on schedule until a batch of storms rolled through Williamsburg, causing a weather delay for more than an hour.

The tournament will resume 7 a.m. Monday morning.

At the end of play Sunday, Australian rookie Minjee Lee held a four-stroke lead over fellow rookie Alison Lee.

Minjee Lee put together a stellar performance Sunday, shooting 7-under par through 15 holes and sitting at 16-under for the whole tournament.

Her performance culminated with a well-placed four iron shot from the fairway that landed within 10 feet of the pin on the 15th hole. Minjee Lee sank the put to record an eagle and build her tournament lead to four strokes.

With three holes remaining, Minjee Lee seems poised to claim her first LPGA Tour victory.

“I haven’t been in this situation before,” she said. “Strategy wise, I just want to play smart. Just take it as it comes and just play each shot to the best of my ability.”

If anyone has a chance to catch Minjee Lee, it would probably be Alison Lee, who shot 2-under through 14 holes on Sunday.

On top of being four strokes out of the lead, Alison Lee will also have to deal with the frustrations of forfeiting the Women’s Open qualifier in Richmond, which she was scheduled to compete in Monday.

“I felt like I was striking the ball well today,” she said. “I really wished we could have kept it going today.”

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