Minjee Lee takes the lead at Cognizant Founders Cup

Minjee Lee of Australia reacts after their putt on the 18th green during the second round of the Cognizant Founders Cup at Upper Montclair Country Club on May 13, 2022 in Clifton, New Jersey. (Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

Minjee Lee bounced back from a double-bogey on her first hole to take a three-shot lead heading into the third round at the Cognizant Founders Cup Friday.

Shooting a second-round 9-under 63, Lee finished at 14-under 130 total at the Upper Montclair Country Club.

Madelene Sagstrom, Lexi Thompson and Ally Ewing all share second after the second day of golf, with Thompson and Ewing firing 66s and Sagstrom hitting a 70 to finish at 11 under.

Lee hit 10 under with three holes to play, falling short of tying the tour’s low round of 62 set by Yuka Saso of Japan, with a bogey on the 16th getting in the way.

With her first victory of the season within sight, Lee will be looking to extend her lead Saturday as the Founders Cup tournament continues.