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Birdie on 18 gives Lee a victory on her birthday

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) – Minjee Lee birdied the 18th hole Sunday for a one-stroke victory over In-Kyung Kim at the LPGA Volvik Championship.

Lee, who turned 22 on Sunday, three-putted for a bogey on No. 17, dropping into a tie with Kim, who finished her round around the same time. So Lee needed a birdie to win on 18, a reachable par 5. Her second shot landed a few feet to the right of the green, and she calmly chipped to about 3 feet

She made the putt to finish at 4-under 68 and 16 under for the tournament. It was the Australian standout’s fourth career victory and first since 2016.

Minjee Lee, of Australia, drives on the fifth tee during the final round of the LPGA Volvik Championship golf tournament at the Travis Pointe Country Club, Sunday, May 27, 2018, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Kim (67) shot a 32 on the back nine and birdied No. 18, but it wasn’t enough to force a playoff at Travis Pointe Country Club.

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