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Minjee Lee prevails to win Founders Cup over Lexi Thompson

Minjee Lee of Australia sunk a putt for birdie on the 18th green to win the Founders Cup. (Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

Minjee Lee shot a 2-under 70 in Sunday’s final round at Upper Montclair Country Club in New Jersey to hold off Lexi Thompson for the Founders Cup title.

The Australian struggled Sunday, making only three birdies on the back nine to post her only round not in the 60s for the tournament.

Still, Lee finished the tournament with a 19-under 269 overall. She secured the win with a two-putt birdie on the par-5 14th hole.

“I’ve been hitting it really, really well this whole…I mean, this whole season, and I just felt like it was kind of around the corner. I kept knocking on the door, and here I am now,” Lee said.

Thompson finished two shots behind Lee after firing six straight pars to finish the round with a 69. Sunday marked Thompson’s second runner-up in six events this season.

Lee’s victory is her seventh career title and first this year.