Australian Junior: Lee, Murdaca win titles
National Squad member Minjee Lee (WA)
became the first player since Victorian Jane
Lock in 1975 to hold both the Australian
Amateur and Australian Junior titles in the
same year with victory at the Australian Girls’
Amateur at Mount Lawley Golf Club.
The World Number 2 amateur and Royal
Fremantle member posted rounds of 69-71-
71-68 to finish at 13-under par and win by 8
strokes after holding off an early challenge
from Mount Lawley member Hannah Green
(WA) and Su Hyun Oh (VIC). Lee had six
birdies in seven holes between the 8th and the
Lee, who heads to Taiwan on Sunday with Oh
to represent Australia at the Queen Sirikit Cup
said she was pleased with the victory in
her home state.
“It feels good to win it at home and I played
well so I think it’s a deserved win” Lee said.
“Both my iron play and my putting were good
this week. I needed to make birdies during
today’s round and I just hit one good shot
after another and it ended up being a chain of
Lee earned an exemption into the 2014 ISPS
Handa Women’s Australian Open with the
victory but was already exempt with her
Australian Amateur victory.
Green finished on 5-under par in second place
while Oh finished in third place at 4-under par.
Jenny Lee (SA) finished in fourth place while
Julienne Soo (VIC) finished fifth.
Australian Boys' Amateur Championship -
Pinjarra Golf Club, WA.
2010 Australian Boys’ Amateur champion
Anthony Murdaca (SA) followed in the
footsteps of World Number 7 Adam Scott by
his second Australian Boys’ Amateur
Championship at Pinjarra Golf Club, south of
Murdaca finished at 16-under par after rounds
of 66-66-71-69 and becomes just the third
player in history to win the title multiple
times, joining Scott (1997/1998) and Kiwi
Grant Waite (1982/1983) with multiple
A member of The Grange Golf Club, Murdaca
said he was delighted to win the title again
after a close battle with Lucas Herbert
“It feels great, feels amazing to be honest,”
Murdaca said. “It was a pretty close one.
Lucas and I were in a battle all day but I
birdied the last to win.”
“I feel pretty privileged be in that company,”
Murdaca said of the Adam Scott link. “I’ve
been working on it for two years and my
ball striking was a lot better this week and I
really wanted to win another Junior title.”
Herbert fought Murdaca for most of the day
but finished in second place at 13 under par.
The young Victorian finished in a tie for
second at the PGA Tour of Australasia’s
Heritage Classic earlier this year.
Kevin Yuan (NSW) finished tied in third place
at 8-under par after a final round 68 with
Minwoo Lee (WA), brother of Minjee, who
fired a 67 – the round of the day.
Ryan Ruffels and Harrison Traylen finished in
a tie for fifth at 7-under par.
Murdaca earned an exemption into this year's
Emirates Australian Open at Royal Sydney
Golf Club with the victory.
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