Minjee Lee leads LPGA event in Michigan

Australia's Minjee Lee leads after the third round of the LPGA Volvik Championship

Australian Minjee Lee has shot a four-under 68 to take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the LPGA Volvik Championship.

She capped a bogey-free third round with a birdie on the 18th hole to get to 12 under, and now the Australian standout will try to celebrate her birthday with her first victory of the year. She turns 22 on Sunday.

"It was pretty solid today," Lee said. "I didn't make any bogeys. Just four birdies on the card. Yeah, that's pretty good."

Lee left a putt about eight feet short on the par-3 16th, but she was able to par that hole.

Then she hit a provisional after a wayward tee shot on 17, but her original ball was OK in the rough, and she parred that hole too.

Lee lost this tournament by one stroke last year to Shanshan Feng.

In second place is Stacy Lewis, who is expecting her first child in November.

She birdied five of the last six holes for a 67, finishing the day at 10 under along with In-Kyung Kim (67), who birdied six of the first eight holes and shot a 31 on the front nine.

Jodi Ewart Shadoff (69) and Lindy Duncan (69) were also at 10 under, and five more players were at 9 under, setting the stage for what could be a wild final round.

"This golf course, you can shoot a number, you can shoot 6 or 7 under, but you can also play pretty good and shoot even par," Lewis said.

"So you've just got to get runs like I did there at the end of the day and just keep hanging around and post a number and see what happens. That's what wins these things."