Minjee Lee

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Minjee Lee
— Golfer —
Minjee Lee 2014.jpg
Personal information
Born (1996-05-27) 27 May 1996 (age 20)
Perth, Australia
Nationality  Australia
Career
Turned professional 2014
Current tour(s) LPGA Tour
Professional wins 3
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 2
ALPG Tour 1
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA Inspiration T24: 2014
Women's PGA C'ship T12: 2016
U.S. Women's Open T22: 2014
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[1] 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.

Lee won the 2012 U.S. Girls' Junior.[2][3] She won the Australian Women's Amateur in 2013[4] and successfully defended the title in 2014.[5]

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.[6] She finished as co-medalist at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn her tour card for 2015.[7]

Lee's younger brother, Min Woo Lee, won the 2016 U.S. Junior Amateur, making them the first brother/sister pair to win the USGA's junior championships.[8]

Lee is representing Australia in the women's golf competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[9]

Amateur wins[edit]

Professional wins (3)[edit]

LPGA Tour (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up
1 18 May 2015 Kingsmill Championship 68-67-69-65=269 −15 2 strokes South Korea Ryu So-yeon
2 16 April 2016 Lotte Championship 68-66-74-64=272 −16 1 stroke United States Katie Burnett
South Korea Chun In-gee

ALPG Tour wins[edit]

Results in LPGA majors[edit]

Results not in chronological order before 2015.

Tournament 2014 2015 2016
ANA Inspiration T24LA CUT T26
Women's PGA Championship DNP T13 T12
U.S. Women's Open T22 CUT T46
Women's British Open CUT T9 T25
The Evian Championship T16 T11

LA = Low amateur
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
T = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
ANA Inspiration 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 2
Women's PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2
U.S. Women's Open 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 2
Women's British Open 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 2
The Evian Championship 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2
Totals 0 0 0 0 1 8 13 10
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 6 (2015 British Open – 2016 British Open, current)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minjee Lee and Patrick Rodgers take the WAGR Number 1 spots". World Amateur Golf Ranking. 26 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Minjee Lee Claims U.S. Girls' Junior". USGA. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Kroichick, Ron (21 July 2012). "Australia's Lee wins girls' golf title". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Smith and Lee crowned Amateur champions". Golf Australia. 22 January 2013. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Lee and Koh cruise to Australian Amateur victories". Golf Australia. 19 January 2014. 
  6. ^ Nichols, Beth Ann (6 September 2014). "Australian standout Minjee Lee turns pro". Golfweek. 
  7. ^ "Final Round Results - LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament". LPGA. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 
  8. ^ "Australia's Min Woo Lee Wins US Junior Amateur". The New York Times. Associated Press. 23 July 2016. 
  9. ^ "Minjee Lee - athlete profile". rio2016.com. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 

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