Kroger Queen City Championship Final Rankings
-16H M Lee (Aus), C Hull (Eng); -14 Y Ruoning (Chn); – 12 A Ewing (USA); -11H M Reid (eng), MH Lee (Kor), A Jutanugarn (Tha), Y Saso (Jpn), M Metraux (Swi), P Chien (Tpe)
Chose: -6 B Henderson (Can); –3 L Ko (NZ)
Minjee Lee moved out England‘s Charley Hull in a playoff to win the Kroger Queen City Championship.
Lee carded a final-round 71 while Hull posted a 69 as the pair both finished on 16-under 272 to secure extra holes.
On the second play of the par-four 18th hole, Lee’s approach shot landed her three feet from the cup and she tapped in for birdie while Hull missed her birdie putt and made par.
It gave Australian Lee her first LPGA title since the 2022 US Women’s Open.
Lee held a two-stroke lead heading into Sunday’s final round at Kenwood Country Club in Cincinnati and moved to 18 under when she birdied the second, seventh and eighth holes.
However, a double bogey on the par-five 12th allowed Hull to catch her with three straight birdies on holes 14 through 16.
“I think I had a few moments where I was like, I really felt like I was losing, but I wasn’t,” Lee told Golf Channel.
“We were pretty much tied. I thought, ‘Let’s just play to the end and see where it ends’. So I didn’t give up, I just played every shot to the best of my ability.”
China‘s Yin Ruoning posted a 67 to finish third at 14 under, with defending champion Ally Ewing tied for fourth while England’s Mel Reid finished in a six-way tie for fifth at 11 under.