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Lee holds place at US Open

Minjee Lee
Aussie Minjee Lee tees off during her second round at the Women's US Open. Image: Getty

Minjee Lee has maintained her position in the top 10 at the Women’s United States Open at Trump National in New Jersey today.

Lee, the 21-year-old Australian, is tied-eighth through two rounds of the season’s second major, just five shots back from the lead held by China’s Shanshan Feng.

She carded an even-par 72 today that included a double bogey on the par-four 13th hole, as well as four birdies. Lee is at two-under overall.

Feng leads by two shots after he second-round of 70, just ahead of a pack that includes South Korean amateur Hye-Jin Choi, who won the Australian amateur championship just last year, while world No.1 So Yeon Ryu is well-placed along with former world No. 1 Lydia Ko.

Of the other Australians Queenslander Katherine Kirk is also having another good week at one-under, while Su Oh and Karrie Webb both made the cut at one-over.

Meanwhile on the US PGA Tour, Greg Chalmers (tied-31st) is the leading Australian through two rounds of the John Deere Classic near Chicago.

In Europe, Andrew Dodt is tied-fourth in the Scottish Open, just a shot from the lead after rounds of 67-69.

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