LPGA scoring leader Minjee Lee has made three birdies on the back nine to capture the Founders Cup by two shots and take her first triumph of the year.
The 25-year-old West Australian had been one-over-par through 11 holes before birdies at 12, 14 and 18 at Upper Montclair Country Club took her to victory.
She closed with a two-under 70 – her only round not in the 60s – for a 72-hole total of 19-under 269 in the event that honours the 13 founding members of the LPGA Tour.
Lee won her seventh career title and first since taking her first major at last year's Evian Championship.
"I wasn't really that nervous, but obviously I wasn't striking it as well as I wanted to," Lee said on the Golf Channel broadcast.
"I got on the putting green and I was, like, just trying to see it go in. A lot of them kind of lipped out. But at the end of the day I still got the job done, so I'm happy." - Minjee Lee.
"You know, I still drove it and putted really well, so got to take the positives."
"I was really concentrating on each shot one at a time. I got on the putting green and I was, like, just trying to see it go in. A lot of them kind of lipped out. But at the end of the day I still got the job done, so I'm happy."
After the start of the final round was delayed by an hour because of fog, victory came once Lee had steadied herself following what she called a "good" bogey on the par-three 8th.
Looking for her first LPGA Tour win since 2019, Lexi Thompson rallied from three down and grabbed a share of the lead with a birdie at the 10th.
Thompson and Lee then traded birdies on the par-5 12th, but the American closed with six straight pars for a 69.
Thompson had birdie opportunities on the final two holes that she failed to convert before Lee closed it in style with a short birdie of her own on 18.
Madelene Sagstrom of Sweden and hard-charging Angel Yin tied for third, three shots off the pace at 16-under.
Sagstrom, who was a shot behind Lee at the start, closed with a 72 despite a quadruple bogey at the 3rd when she needed three shots to get out of a bunker.
Yin, who thought about leaving the Tour earlier this year, shot 67. She grabbed a piece of the lead with her seventh birdie at No.14, but bogeyed the 16th.
Carlota Ciganda shot 64 on Sunday and finished fifth. Nasa Hataoka of Japan and Megan Khang were tied for sixth at 14-under.