Minjee Lee beats Pernilla Lindberg to win Saudi Ladies International

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Australian rookie Minjee Lee beat Swede Pernilla Lindberg to secure the title

World number 43 Minjee Lee powered to the Saudi Ladies International title at Jazan Golf Club with a second-round 67.

The Australian was part of a group of seven players that finished at 13 under to give her a one-shot win over Sweden’s Pernilla Lindberg.

Britain’s Georgia Hall was one shot further back, with Lee, Hall and Lindberg playing together in the final group.

Crowd favourite Karrie Webb, 43, finished in a share of 13th place at eight under.

“It was a fantastic end to the day,” said Lee, 21. “I was down in the water but managed to save it, so that is a big bonus.

“I was glad to shoot two great rounds before the final round. I played really well today – a really solid first, then very solid second and then I got to play with Pernilla again and I was feeling like I was playing well all week.

“I went out there thinking this is my chance to win, and I took it.”

Fellow Australian Hall, 23, said: “I gave away a couple of shots on the back nine but luckily Minjee and Pernilla did too.

“I didn’t really play my best on the weekend but I gave myself a chance.”

Webb, 44, carded a one-under 71 to finish at one under and in a tie for 15th with American Katherine Kirk.

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