Australian Women's Am: 2013 champ Lee reaches final
SEATON, Australia (Jan. 18, 2014) -- Defending champion and World Number 5 Minjee Lee (WA) made her third consecutive Australian Amateur final with a 2&1 victory over tenacious Spaniard Luna Sobron in the semi final this afternoon.
Lee will play 15 year-old Queenslander Karis Davidson who is playing in the Australian Amateur for the first time. If Lee wins, she will become the first woman since Michelle Ellis in 1997/98 to win back-to-back Australian Amateur Championships. With 2363 places separating Lee and Davidson in the World Amateur Rankings, Lee will go into the final as the overwhelming favourite.
Davidson, who was born in Scotland and moved to Australia five years ago, defeated South Australian Jenny Lee on the 20th hole of her semi final this afternoon. Now based at Sanctuary Cove, Davidson posted two eagles on her front nine and holed out for birdie with a pitch into the 16th hole en route to victory in a hard fought contest.
Davidson, who has played steady golf all week, came to Adelaide to stay with a family member and entered the Australian Amateur Championship with the hope of reaching the top 32. She is ranked 16th on the Australian Girls' Amateur Rankings.