RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (April 6, 2014) --
Number 1 amateur Minjee Lee (WA) has been
leading amateur at the Kraft Nabisco
Championship at Mission
Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage,
In her first appearance at a major
championship, the 17 year-
old shot rounds of 75-68-73-72 to finish at
even par in a tie for
24th place with American Jessica Korda.
"It was such a great week. I had a great time,
like just the
atmosphere and having the crowds, and it was
just really good.
I haven't experienced this before, so it was
really good" Lee
"I started really like shaky. I hit it over here
on the first hole,
and I was like, oh, okay, it's going to be a
good day. Well,
doubled the first, and I birdied the second, but
third. It just evened out. I birdied the ninth, so
it was like, okay,
I'm coming back. That was good, and then I
made a couple
birdies coming in, so just finished with even.
Just pretty steady."
Lee finished 14 strokes behind eventual
Fellow Australian amateur Su-Hyun Oh (VIC)
also made the cut
in her first major championship, finishing in a
tie for 51st place
at 7-over par after rounds of 74-74-73-74.
World Number 5 Karrie Webb finished as the
player at the championship in a tie for 11th at
For Lee, the invitation to play came on the
back of her first
victory at a professional tournament at the
Oates Victorian Open
and her superb performances at the major
tournaments over the
Australian summer where she made national
Oh also enjoyed a solid summer and made the
cut at the Volvik
RACV Ladies Masters and the ISPS HANDA
Open where she fired a third round 66.
Webb remains the only Australian to have won
the title, having
done so in 2000 and 2006.
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First women's professional major of the year,
the Chevron (formerly the ANA Inspiration, and before
that the Kraft Nabisco)
Championship draws more than
100 of the best women professional golfers in the
world, as well as the top-ranked amateurs in the
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