Date: December 08, 2015
Author: Tom Fee

Sister on hand for Min Woo’s award

Min Woo Lee's outstanding year meant Minjee Lee did not leave the WA Sports Star Awards empty handed.

The 17-year-old Royal Fremantle member was recognised with the 6PR Special Achievement award, while his sister missed out on the WA Sports Star of the Year award to Fremantle Docker Nat Fyfe.

With Min Woo teeing off in America at the Aaron Baddeley International just hours after the announcement, it was fortunate Minjee was on hand to collect the award she won herself in 2013.

Min Woo has made a habit of replicating his sister's feats this year, becoming one of the youngest winners of the WA Amateur at just 16 years of age.

Lee also finished in the top 10 at this year's WA Open while holding the Round 1 lead at the WA PGA Championship the week prior. There was also international success, finishing as a co-gold medalist at the Spirit International in his first appearance on American soil.

Lee tweeted that was delighted to to be recognised for his successes this year.

"It's a good feeling [to win]" said Lee.

"Especially when my sister is holding my award instead of me holding her award! #goals."

Despite turning the tables on his sister, he was sad to see her miss out on WA's top sporting honour in her second straight year as a finalist.

"I really thought Minjee was going to win!" said Lee via text.

"But Fyfey did have a awesome year."

Fyfe's year was capped by his 2015 Brownlow Medal win, while the 19-year old Minjee Lee won the Kingsmill Championship in her debut season on the LPGA Tour, raking in well over AU$1 million in prize money for the year.

With the siblings kicking goals on both sides of the globe, it's certainly an exciting time for the Lee family and by extension Australian golf, which is seeing more than it's fair share of young golfing talent coming to the fore.