Lee before 2009 Women's British Open
10 February 1986 |
|Height||5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)|
|Residence||Lake Mary, Florida, U.S.|
|Current tour(s)||LPGA Tour (joined 2006)
KLPGA Tour (joined 2000)
|Former tour(s)||Futures Tour (joined 2004)|
|Number of wins by tour|
|LPGA of Korea Tour||3|
|Best results in LPGA major championships
|ANA Inspiration||5th: 2008|
|Women's PGA C'ship||T10: 2008|
|U.S. Women's Open||T25: 2007|
|Women's British Open||T14: 2008|
|Achievements and awards|
Player of the Year
|LPGA Rookie of the Year||2006|
Born in Cheonan, South Korea, Lee began playing golf at age 4 and turned professional at age 14, the youngest female to ever turn professional in Korea. She recorded three wins on the LPGA of Korea Tour between 2001 and 2006. She played on the Futures Tour in 2004 and 2005 before joining the LPGA Tour in 2006. She won her first LPGA tournament in June 2006 at the ShopRite LPGA Classic.
In 2006, Lee won the LPGA Rookie of the Year award. She clinched the award on 25 September 2006 after competing in 24 tournaments and finishing in the top 10 six times, including one win. She was the first rookie to win on Tour in 2006.
In 2007, she notched her second LPGA Tour win at the HSBC Women's World Match Play Championship, defeating Japanese star Ai Miyazato 2&1 in the final match, to take home the $500,000 first place check.
Professional wins (8)
LPGA Tour (4)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||4 Jun 2006||ShopRite LPGA Classic||−16 (65-69-63=197)||3 strokes|| Jeong Jang
|2||22 Jul 2007||HSBC Women's World Match Play Championship||2 & 1||Ai Miyazato|
|3||1 Jun 2008||Ginn Tribute||−14 (68-70-69-67=274)||Playoff||Karrie Webb|
|4||6 Jul 2008||P&G Beauty NW Arkansas Championship||−15 (64-69-68=201)||1 stroke|| Meena Lee
LPGA Tour playoff record (1–1)
|1||2006||Fields Open in Hawaii||Meena Lee||Lost to birdie on third extra hole|
|2||2008||Ginn Tribute||Karrie Webb||Won with par on first extra hole|
Futures Tour (1)
- 2005 (1) Albany FUTURES Pro Golf Classic
Korean LPGA Tour (3)
- 2001 (1) McSquare Championship
- 2003 (1) Himart Championship
- 2006 (1) Hite Championship
Results in LPGA majors
|Kraft Nabisco Championship||DNP||DNP||T19||CUT||5||T30||T56||T47||T49||CUT|
|U.S. Women's Open||CUT||DNP||T49||T25||T27||WD||CUT||CUT||CUT||DNP|
|Women's British Open||DNP||DNP||T61||CUT||T14||CUT||T62||CUT||DNP||DNP|
|The Evian Championship ^||DNP|
^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013.
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
WD = withdrew
Yellow background for top-10.
- "Seon-Hwa Lee clinches 2006 Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year award". LPGA. 26 September 2006.