27 May 1996 |
|Current tour(s)||LPGA Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in LPGA major championships
|ANA Inspiration||T3: 2017|
|Women's PGA C'ship||T12: 2016|
|U.S. Women's Open||T11: 2017|
|Women's British Open||T9: 2015|
|Evian Championship||T11: 2015|
Minjee Lee (born 27 May 1996) is an Australian professional golfer from Perth. She became the number one ranked amateur golfer on 26 February 2014 after winning the Oates Victorian Open on the ALPG Tour. She remained the number one ranked amateur golfer until she turned professional in September 2014.
In 2010, Lee became the youngest winner of the WA Amateur Open while still a year 9 student at Methodist Ladies' College, Perth. At the start of 2012, she swapped from MLC to Corpus Christi College, to be closer to her golf course. She left Corpus Christi in 2013.
Lee was a member of the 2013 Golf Australia National Squad.
Lee turned professional in September 2014 after leading the Australia team to win the Espirito Santo Trophy. She finished as co-medalist at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn her tour card for 2015.
- 2010 Western Australia Women's Amateur
- 2011 Handa Junior Masters, Western Australia Women's Amateur, Singapore Ladies Amateur, Srixon International Junior Classic, Tasmanian Stroke Play Championship
- 2012 U.S. Girls' Junior, Tasmanian Stroke Play Championship
- 2013 Australian Women's Amateur, Western Australia Women's Amateur, Rene Erichsen Salver, Australian Girls' Amateur, Dunes Medal
- 2014 Australian Women's Amateur
Professional wins (4)
LPGA Tour (3)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||To par||Margin
|1||18 May 2015||Kingsmill Championship||68-67-69-65=269||−15||2 strokes||Ryu So-yeon|
|2||16 Apr 2016||Lotte Championship||68-66-74-64=272||−16||1 stroke|| Katie Burnett
|3||23 Oct 2016||Blue Bay LPGA||65-67-73-70=275||−13||1 stroke||Jessica Korda|
ALPG Tour wins
- 2014 Oates Victorian Open (as an amateur)
Results in LPGA majors
Results not in chronological order before 2015.
|Women's PGA Championship||DNP||T13||T12||T36|
|U.S. Women's Open||T22||CUT||T46||T11|
|Women's British Open||CUT||T9||T25||CUT|
|The Evian Championship||T16||T11||T67||T32|
LA = Low amateur
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
T = tied
Yellow background for top-10.
|Women's PGA Championship||0||0||0||0||0||2||3||3|
|U.S. Women's Open||0||0||0||0||0||2||4||3|
|Women's British Open||0||0||0||0||1||2||4||2|
|The Evian Championship||0||0||0||0||0||2||4||4|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 10 (2015 British Open – 2017 U.S. Open)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (twice)
- Espirito Santo Trophy (representing Australia): 2012, 2014 (winners)
- "Minjee Lee and Patrick Rodgers take the WAGR Number 1 spots". World Amateur Golf Ranking. 26 February 2014.
- Rickard, Jayne (1 April 2011). "Teenage golfer is WA classic favourite". The West Australian. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
- Quartermain, Glen (1 February 2015). "The rise and rise of WA teen golfer Minjee Lee, president of the club". PerthNow. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
- "Minjee Lee Claims U.S. Girls' Junior". USGA. Retrieved 24 July 2012.
- Kroichick, Ron (21 July 2012). "Australia's Lee wins girls' golf title". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 24 July 2012.
- "Smith and Lee crowned Amateur champions". Golf Australia. 22 January 2013. Retrieved 22 January 2013.
- "Lee and Koh cruise to Australian Amateur victories". Golf Australia. 19 January 2014.
- Nichols, Beth Ann (6 September 2014). "Australian standout Minjee Lee turns pro". Golfweek.
- "Final Round Results - LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament". LPGA. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
- "Australia's Min Woo Lee Wins US Junior Amateur". The New York Times. Associated Press. 23 July 2016.
- "Minjee Lee - athlete profile". rio2016.com. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
- Official website
- Minjee Lee at the LPGA Tour official site
- Minjee Lee at the ALPG Tour official site
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