Published: Tue, August 13, 2019
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Moriya ties for second place at Ladies Scottish Open

Moriya ties for second place at Ladies Scottish Open

Minjee Lee was forced to make a late birdie in her second round of 73 at the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open in North Berwick just to make the cut on Friday but weekend rounds of 64 and 67 have seen her fight her way into a share of 6th place in the LPGA Tour event.

She also finished with a tournament record of 20-under par.

She won the HUGEL-JTBC LA Open past year for her first LPGA Tour title.

South Korean players Jeongeun Lee6 (66) and Mi Jung Hur (70) were tied for second.

"Gary was very good on Thursday when I bogeyed two holes in a row, he kept telling me I could win", she said. Lee6 is in good form, having won the U.S. Women's Open in June.


Mi Hyang Lee, the 2017 victor, was fourth at 12 under after a 68.

She picked up a check for $225,000. I three-putted from on the green and it was pretty short. "I just played with my confidence after that", she said.

Carly Booth, the 2012 victor, finished as leading Scot in joint-ninth after a closing 71 for 274.

"I was always confident, I just wanted to joy my round and stay dry if I could", she said.

"I missed the cut at the British Open last week and changed my putter back to an old one, and you saw the results", she said. "It was a shame to have two bogeys in the last three holes but I had a good week and I'll take my top-10 for the week". "I had two big numbers on my card and that really finished me. I'm probably going to be quite a few shots back, but obviously that means I can be pretty aggressive and I don't have to leave anything out there".

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