Minjee Lee wins Australian Women's Am
20 Jan 2013
see also: Yarra Yarra Golf Club
SOUTH OAKLEY, VICTORIA, Australia (Jan. 20, 2013) --
Western Australia's Minjee Lee cruised to a 6&5 victory over
South Australian-based Korean Jenny Lee in the final of the
Australian Women's Amateur Championship.
Minjee was in control for much of the match and it was a
chance for the Royal Fremantle member to go one better than
her narrow loss in the final in 2011.
“It feels amazing. It’s such an honour to win this tournament.
It’s been a long week so it’s a great reward,” Lee said.
Lee, the current US Girls' Junior Champion, said she felt she
could respond when she was challenged.
“I felt I could always get back up if I was down,” she said.
Lee’s grandmother and mother were also there to watch her
“Mum said afterwards she was going to have a heart attack a
couple of times, but she’s proud of me,” Lee said.
Lee earns an exemption into next month’s ISPS Handa
Women’s Australian Open at Royal Canberra Golf Club from
"It's an LPGA event so it will have a great field and I'm really
looking forward to it," Lee added.