Fulton native Ally McDonald earns top-ten finish at U.S. Women's Open; South Korea's Jeongeun Lee6 wins by two strokes

Fulton native Ally McDonald shot an even-par round of 71 Sunday at the U.S. Women's Open at the Country Club of Charleston.

Posted: Jun 2, 2019 11:22 PM

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WTVA/AP) - Fulton native Ally McDonald shot an even-par round of 71 Sunday at the U.S. Women's Open at the Country Club of Charleston. 

That was good enough to earn the former MSU standout a tie for 10th place at 2 under.  McDonald earned a career best $131,254.  She has recorded top ten finishes in the first two majors of the season.  McDonald finished tied for 6th at the ANA Inspiration back in April.

Twenty-three-year-old South Korean Jeongeun Lee6 won her first major title Sunday, the first $1 million women’s winner’s check ever handed out by the USGA and her first victory as an LPGA Tour rookie. And she did by shooting 1-under 70 at Country Club of Charleston to finish at, naturally, 6-under 278.

Lee6 has the number in her name because she was the sixth player with the name on the Korean LPGA. She has embraced the number, answering to it and writing a large “6″ on her balls. Her South Korean fan club is called “Lucky 6.” Jeongeun Lee5 tied for 34th at 4 over, 10 shots behind Lee6.

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