Meena Lee

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Meena Lee
— Golfer —
2009 Women's British Open - Meena Lee (2).jpg
Personal information
Born (1981-12-25) 25 December 1981 (age 32)
Jeonju, South Korea
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Nationality  South Korea
Residence Jeonju, South Korea
Career
College Yong-In University
Turned professional 2002
Current tour(s) LPGA Tour (joined 2005)
Former tour(s) KLPGA Tour (joined 2002)
Futures Tour (2004)
Professional wins 6
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 2
LPGA of Korea Tour 4
Best results in LPGA major championships
Kraft Nabisco C'ship T29: 2006
LPGA Championship T6: 2011
U.S. Women's Open T5: 2014
Women's British Open T11: 2013
The Evian Championship T31: 2013

Meena Lee (Hangul: 이미나; born 25 December 1981) is a South Korean professional golfer who plays on the United States-based LPGA Tour.

Lee was born in Jeonju, South Korea. She took up golf at the age of fourteen, which is unusually late for a future professional golfer, but just a few years later, in 2000, she became the Korean Amateur Champion. She turned professional in 2002, one year before graduating from Yong-In University. She won three events on the LPGA of Korea Tour in her rookie season of 2002 and topped the money list. In 2003 she won one tournament and placed fifth on the money list.

In 2004, Lee played on the second-tier Futures Tour in the United States, finishing 23rd on the money list, but she was able to win an LPGA Tour card for 2005 by finishing tied for 25th at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament. She made a steady start to her rookie season and in July 2005 was a surprise finalist in the inaugural HSBC Women's World Match Play Championship, which she lost to Colombia's Marisa Baena by one hole. Two weeks later she won for the first time on the LPGA Tour at the BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Open. On 25 February 2006 she won her second LPGA Tour title at the Fields Open in Hawaii.

Professional wins (6)[edit]

LPGA Tour (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 17 Jul 2005 BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Open -9 (73–68–69–69=279) 1 stroke Australia Katherine Hull
2 25 Feb 2006 Fields Open in Hawaii -14 (69-68–65=202) Playoff South Korea Seon Hwa Lee

LPGA Tour playoff record (1-1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2006 Fields Open in Hawaii South Korea Seon-Hwa Lee Won with birdie on third extra hole
2 2006 LPGA Corning Classic South Korea Hee-Won Han Lost to par on fourth extra hole

KLPGA Tour (4)[edit]

  • 2002 (3) SK EnClean Invitational, Hours Mall Invitational, Woori Stock Classic
  • 2003 (1) Lakeside Open

Results in LPGA majors[edit]

Results not in chronological order before 2014.

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Kraft Nabisco Championship DNP DNP T29 CUT T61 CUT T56 CUT CUT T63 T55
U.S. Women's Open T61 DNP DNP T46 74 T61 CUT T21 T54 T31 T5
Women's British Open DNP CUT CUT T33 CUT T42 T43 T37 CUT T11 T21
LPGA Championship DNP T20 T14 T46 CUT CUT T19 T6 CUT CUT T11
The Evian Championship ^ T31 T61

DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for a top-10 finish.

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Kraft Nabisco Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 5
U.S. Women's Open 0 0 0 1 1 2 9 8
Women's British Open 0 0 0 0 0 2 10 6
LPGA Championship 0 0 0 0 1 5 10 6
The Evian Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Totals 0 0 0 1 2 9 39 26
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 8 (2013 U.S. Open – 2014 Evian, current)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (twice)

LPGA Tour career summary[edit]

Year Tournaments
played
Cuts
made
Wins 2nd 3rd Top 10s Best
finish
Earnings
($)
Money
list rank
Scoring
average
Scoring
rank
2005 28 19 1 2 0 7 1 870,182 7 72.32 33
2006 28 26 1 1 0 5 1 645,350 19 72.07 38
2007 26 21 0 0 0 2 8 284,975 48 72.87 45
2008 30 26 0 1 0 4 2 553,090 32 72.13 45
2009 25 19 0 0 1 1 3 386,335 34 72.22 44
2010 23 21 0 0 0 2 5 357,097 33 71.53 21
2011 21 19 0 0 0 4 6 408,114 28 71.86 22
2012 26 22 0 1 0 2 T2 374,312 38 72.24 43
2013 26 20 0 0 0 2 4 324,362 45 72.26 56
  • official through 24 November 2013[1]

Team appearances[edit]

Professional

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meena Lee stats". LPGA. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 

External links[edit]