Date: April 07, 2013
Author: Christian Puccini / Golf SA

Minjee Lee cruises to victory in Rene Erichsen Salver

Minjee Lee – Rene Erichsen Salver Champion with rounds of 75-65-68-71 (9-under) at Glenelg GC – Adelaide World number three, Minjee Lee from Royal Fremantle Golf Club in WA has cruised to victory in the Rene Erichsen Salver held at the Glenelg Golf Club in Adelaide finishing at 9-under for the tournament. After trailing Cathleen Santoso from The Australian, by four strokes after round one, Lee took control of the tournament courtesy of a course record, second round, seven-under 65. I hit the ball solid, positioned myself in good places and my putts were dropping Lee said after her stunning round two performance. A four-under par 68 followed in the third-round, positioning Lee 13 strokes ahead of Santoso and Ashley Ona from Gailes Golf Club, heading into Sunday s final round. The main question of the day was by how much Lee would claim the title. After a birdie on the opening hole and bogey on the fourth, Lee s round was incident free, as she went on to par the next 13 holes. A birdie four on the par five, 18th was a fitting way to claim the championship – by a whopping 20 strokes. In the second and third rounds, my putting was on, but really my iron play was the key to this week said Lee. Lee&aposs strategy for the week was pretty simple, I wanted a good score going into next week s Junior Amateur Championship. I ve been working on my swing and I m happy with the result . Lee added. Lee will shortly head off to the US to play three key tournaments, The US Women’s Amateur, Girls Western and the US Junior Girls Amateur as defending champion. Finishing runner up in the Rene Erichsen was Cathleen Santoso at (11-over) after posting rounds of 71-76-74-78 (299). Third on count back was twice-runner up, Ashley Ona, 77-73-71-78 (299) __________ LEADERBOARDCLICK HERE Tournament Event PageCLICK HERE GOLF SA – Facebook page – CLICK HERE __________ Women’s – Round 3 Summary After a third round 4-under score of 68 Minjee Lee, leads the Rene Erichsen Salver by 13 strokes from Ashley Ona (QLD) and Kathleen Santoso (NSW) heaidng into the final round. Women’s – Round 2 Summary Australia s number 1 player Minjee Lee from Royal Fremantle Golf Club has shot to the lead of the Rene Erichsen Salver courtesy of stunning course record 7-under par round of 65. Bettering the old course record of 67 held by Amateur turned Professional Breanna Eliott (VIC) in last year s event, Lee starting on the 10th hole, went out in 30 firing 5 birdies and came home in 35 with birdies on holes 2, 3 and 5. Amazingly Lee s round wasn t without a blemish, with bogeys on the 7th and 9th holes. I putted really well today, I hope to just do more of the same tomorrow and let it fall in place . Lee said. Round 1 leader, Cathleen Santoso from the Australian Golf Club in NSW sits in 2nd position, 7 strokes off Lee, after a second round 76. Cassidy Evreniadis from The Grange Golf Club is the leading South Australian after rounds of 80, 78 (158) to sit in 9th position. Women’s – Round 1 Summary Cathleen Santoso from the Australian Golf Club in NSW leads the Rene Erichsen Salver after round 1, after firing a 1-under par round of 71. In perfect conditions, Santoso carded 5 birdies to lead by 4 strokes from Australia s number 1 player Min Jee Lee from Royal Fremantle Golf Club and Nadine Smith from Royal Perth. 18-year-old Santoso, who will head to the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon – on the west coast of the USA later this year, is ranked fifth nationally and 59 in the world. Jenny Lee from Glenelg Golf Club is the leading SA player sitting in 8th position after a 6-over round of 78.