KOHLER, Wis. - Duke University alums Brittany Lang and Jennie Lee each closed strong on Sunday to finish tied for 21st at the U.S. Women’s Open, which was being played at the 6,954-yard, par 72 Blackwolf Run Course in Kohler, Wis.
Lang and Lee registered a total of 295 over the four days. Lang notched rounds of 73, 74, 77 and 71, while Lee collected ledgers of 70, 74, 79 and 72.
With her tied for 21st placement following 72 holes, Lee turned in her best finish of the season and the largest paycheck of her professional career as she earned $33,799. On Sunday in the final round, Lee opened with a double-bogey on the first hole but came back with birdies at No. 2, No. 4 and No. 7 on her way to making the turn at one-under-par, 35. A 2009 Duke graduate, Lee made seven pars and a birdie on the 15th but closed with a double-bogey on the 18th to finish at even-par for the day. She hit 10 fairways, nine greens and had 25 putts on the day.
Lang, a 2004 and 2005 All-America for the Blue Devils, carded four birdies on the day as she shot a one-under-par, 71. She hit 13 fairways, 15 greens and had 33 putts in the final round.
During the week, Lang ranked tied for first in the field hitting 89.3 percent of her fairways as she missed only six all week. Lee was tied for second in putts with a 28.75 average per round.