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Minjee Lee leads Australia Women's Am
SOUTH OAKLEY, VICTORIA, Australia (Jan. 15, 2013) -- Western Australia’s Minjee Lee leads after an opening round 5-under par 68 in fine conditions at Woodlands Golf Club.

Lee, a former runner-up at the Championships, mixed eight birdies with a bogey and double bogey to lead by one stroke from New Zealander and World Number 1 amateur Lydia Ko and Western Australia’s Tatiana Wijaya who shot 4-under par 69s.

Victorian Grace Lennon and New Zealand’s Munchin Keh are tied fourth at 3-under par.

Western Australia’s Hannah Green is tied with China’s Jing Yan and Japan’s Asuka Kashiwabara in sixth place after 2-under par 71s. The second round of qualifying is held on Wednesday.

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ABOUT THE Australian Women's Amateur

The Australian Women's Amateur Championship is contested over 36-holes stroke play qualifying, with the leading 32 players progressing to elimination match play. It is open to players of all ages with an initial field size of 72 players.

It was first played in 1894 and past winners include touring professionals Nikki Campbell, Sarah Oh and Kristie Smith.

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