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Minjee Lee holds one-shot lead heading into final round of Founders Cup

Minjee Lee of Australia hits their shot on the 2nd tee during the third round of the Cognizant Founders Cup at Upper Montclair Country Club on May 14, 2022 in Clifton, New Jersey. (Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

Minjee Lee shot a 3-under 69 to take a one-shot lead heading into the final round of the Cognizant Founders Cup Saturday.

The 25-year-old entered the third round with a three-shot lead, preserving her place atop the leaderboard with an eagle-birdie sprint on the back nine.

Madelene Sagstrom of Sweden sits just behind Lee, firing a 67 to come within striking distance in the third round. Lexi Thompson, who started the day tied with Sagstrom at 11 under, is in third, three shots back after hitting a 69.

“You know, I’ve been striking it really well pretty much this whole year,” said Lee. “I’ve been working hard on my putting and working hard on everything, so it would be really nice just to see the result of a win.”

Lee will hope to close out the fourth and final round at the Upper Montclair Country Club Sunday to clinch her first win of the season.