The top-five local sports stories of the year:
Queen of Kingsmill
Aussie rookie Minjee Lee, then 18, became the youngest winner of the annual LPGA event at Kingsmill.
Lee had planned on playing in a U.S. Open qualifier in Richmond. With the Kingsmill win, shooting a 15-under 269 to best So Yeon Ryu by two strokes, Lee was able to bypass the Richmond stop with an automatic U.S. Open qualification.
Lee surged up the leader board on Sunday as rain forced the tournament to wrap early Monday morning.
Adding local intrigue, Lee and her mother spent the tourney in the home of Williamsburg host Mark Osborne, the chief volunteer on the course's signature leader...