Date: June 25, 2016
Author: Martin Blake

Lee starts well in Arkansas

Minjee Lee of Australia overcame a slow start to put herself back on the leaderboard at the LPGA Tour's Walmart NW Arkansaw Classic in Arkansas today.

The world No. 13 Lee was two-over the card after a double bogey on her fourth hole today, the 13th on the course at Pinnacle Country Club, but she rallied strongly with a second nine of 30 for an opening 65.

Lee, 20, Australia's top-ranked female player, is tied-third at six-under, three shots behind the runaway leader, Japan's Ayako Uehara who shot a 62.

It was an up-and-down day for the two-time LPGA winner from Perth, who had nine birdies to go with a bogey and a double bogey.

Compatriots Su Oh (67) and Sarah Jane Smith (68) also made good starts although they are all chasing 2013 rookie Uehara, who broke the tournament scoring record and carded the lowest-ever round by a Japanese player on the LPGA Tour.