Date: August 15, 2016
Author: Golf Australia

Olympic profile: Minjee Lee

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MINJEE LEE

Age: 20

Home: Perth

Turned pro: 2014

Five key recent results:

Champion 2016 LOTTE Championship

Champion 2015 Kingsmill Classic

7th 2015 CME Group LPGA Tour Championship

9th 2015 Ricoh Women’s British Open

6th 2016 Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic

Brief bio:

Rapidly becoming one of world golf’s hottest properties, Lee has become a model of consistency on the LPGA Tour in just her second season, missing just one cut to date in 2016 and winning twice in just 18 months on the world’s biggest stage.

A former world No.1 amateur, Lee graduated to pro ranks after a glittering string of results. The 2012 US girls’ junior champion, the Perth ace won the Australian Amateur in 2013 and defended the title in 2014, the same year she won the Oates Victorian Open against the pros of the ALPG Tour as an amateur.

Perhaps the highlight of her junior days was winning the World Amateur Team Championship alongside Su Oh (and Shelly Shin) in 2014, the week before she turned pro and finished T16 in the year’s fifth major, the Evian Championship. Three months later, she won medallist honours at the LPGA Tour’s Q-school and has not looked back since.