Final round play at the 2015 Kingsmill Championship was suspended at 7:59pm ET on Sunday, May 17, 2015 due to darkness. We will resume play of the final round at 7:00am ET on Monday, May 18, 2015. The conclusion of the tournament will be broadcast live on Golf Channel beginning at 7:00am ET with four groups, eight players still on the course.
Minjee Lee (-16) has a four stroke lead over fellow rookie Alison Lee (-12) and is on the fringe on 16. Both players are looking for their first career LPGA victory. Minjee Lee has one previous win, on the ALPGA at the 2014 Oates Victorian Open, as an amateur and it’s an experience she can draw upon.
“I didn’t come from behind. I had the lead on the final day,” Minjee Lee said. “But, no, I haven’t had this - been in this situation before.”
Play was suspended earlier today, at 3:49pm ET due to weather and resumed at 5:53pm ET - a total of 2 hours and 4 minutes.
LEADERBOARD (AS OF PLAY SUSPENSION)
Player Minjee Lee Alison Lee 5 players tied
STATS AND STUFF
R1 68 66 - -
R2 67 67 - -
R3 69 70 - -
R4 - - - - - -
To Par -16 -12 -10
STATS AND STUFF
There were 18 eagles on Sunday before play was suspended due to darkness, including Minjee Lee’s on 15 to give her a four stroke lead.
Alison Lee’s best finish in an LPGA event was a T4 at the 2015 Kia Classic
Paula Creamer’s best finish this year was a T10 at the Kia Classic. The last time she has finished within the top-5 was when she won the 2014 HSBC Women’s Champions.
So Yeon Ryu’s best finish in 2015 was a T4 at the HSBC Womens Champions
Angela Stanford has finished top-10 on four different occasions at Kingsmill (2013, 2012, 2009, 2007).
Perrine Delacour’s best finish on the LPGA was a T15 at the 2014 Handa Australian Open. She had five consecutive missed cuts before this week.
BLEEDING TO WIN
California native Alison Lee (-12) had a few distractions during her round Sunday. Not only was her round suspended due to an over two hour weather delay, but she was disrupted throughout the round with a nosebleed, something she’s dealt with on an off throughout her life. “I’ve had a nose bleed every day since I’ve been here,” Lee said. “Just happen to have gotten it on the course today. Thankfully it didn’t last too long.” Lee started her round birding two of her first three holes before having to break in her round for a weather delay and then nosebleeds. Lee was able to keep focused Sunday and hopes to continue that focus for her remaining final four holes Monday four shots behind fellow rookie Minjee Lee. “I mean, I know four strokes is a lot,” Lee said. “I know I’m going to have to play really aggressively tomorrow. I don’t know with the conditions tomorrow, but I know I’m going to have to play aggressively for sure and take risks.”
SHOOTING OVER WHEN YOU’RE UNDER
Third-round leader Perrine Delacour began her final round with a one-shot lead, her first time leading since playing on Tour. Her inexperience playing in the final group came to light when she bogeyed three of her first six holes Sunday. Delacour sits T3 and hopes that the nerves will go away as she is playing from behind at 10-under.
“I’m so stressed,” Delacour said. “Like I was nervous at the beginning, so my putting wasn’t good...I start putting better after like the 7 when I make birdie. I make a good par on 8 and par on 9, and now it’s better. I hope to keep it tomorrow.”
QUOTES OF THE DAY
“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. “ - Minjee Lee, talking about her strategy for the final three holes tomorrow morning.
DID YOU KNOW
At the 2012 U.S. Girls Juniors, Minjee Lee beat out Alison Lee, Ariya Jutanugarn and Lydia Ko to win. The article from the event can be found here. http://usga.org/ChampEventArticle.aspx?id=21474849054
SHOW ME THE EAGLES
Three total eagles were made on Saturday (Paula Creamer, Julieta Granada and Pernilla Lindberg all on hole 3) at the Kingsmill Championship and players raised $3,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project as part of the season-long Wounded Warrior Project® Weekends. At the time of play suspension, 18 total eagles had been recorded on Sunday at the Kingsmill Championship. The eagles this weekend pushed the season total over the $100k mark - final totals will be released at the conclusion of the Kingsmill Championship presented by JTBC on Monday, May 18, 2015.
Wounded Warrior Project® Weekends is a season-long charity program that will be tied into the Race to the CME Globe. Each Saturday and Sunday at LPGA tournaments, CME Group will donate $1,000 to Wounded Warrior Project® for each eagle that is recorded. This amount will increase to $5,000 for each eagle during the weekend of the CME Group Tour Championship and a formal check will be presented to the Wounded Warrior Project® during the trophy ceremony at the CME Group Tour Championship. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.