Aramco Team Series: USA’s Alison Lee claims eight-stroke win without dropping shot in Riyadh

American Alison Lee turned professional in 2014
29 A Lee (US); –21 C Ciganda (Spa); –18 C Hull (Eng); –17 T Cheenglab (Tha); –17 B Law (Eng); –16 M Lee (Aus); -16 P Lindberg (Swe), –15 L Vu (US)
Selected others: -15 G Hall (Eng); -13 C Gainer (Eng); –12 G Cowley (Eng); -11 C Williams; -9 E Young (Eng)
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Alison Lee completed a weekend of record breaking at the Aramco Team Series in Riyadh by shooting a seven-under-par final-round 65 to secure an eight-shot victory.

American Lee, 28, broke the 54-shot scoring record on the Ladies European Tour with a 29-under 187.

She finished above Spain’s Carlota Ciganda, who was three shots ahead of England’s Charley Hull.

“I’ve played some really good golf this week and putted even better,” Lee said.

“I hit almost every green, gave myself plenty of birdie opportunities, and made a lot of them count with aggressive, confident play.

“I had a lot of fun out there and I’m delighted with the win because any tournament is difficult to win.”

Lee shot successive rounds of 61 on Friday and Saturday to set a new 36-hole record, beating Scot Kylie Henry’s record from the 2014 Ladies German Open by five strokes.

She also becomes just the second player to win a Ladies European Tour title without dropping a shot, after Italy’s Diana Luna at the 2011 Ladies German Open.

“It’s surreal to think I played that well,” Lee said. “Shooting 11 under over the first two days, I’ve obviously never done that in my career.

“I feel like for three days I played really confident golf. Coming off a really good week last week [Lee finished runner-up at the BMW Ladies Championship on the LPGA] gave me a lot of confidence coming into this week.”

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