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Minjee Lee hits No. 3

Minjee Lee
Perth's Minjee Lee has leapt four places. Image: Getty

Australia’s Minjee Lee has leapt to a new career-high world ranking of No. 3.

Perth’s Lee, just 22 years of age, sits just behind superstars Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand and Sung Hyun Park of South Korea in the latest rankings.

She jumped four places in the rankings after finishing second in the Honda LPGA Thailand tournament in Pattaya last weekend, where her eagle putt on the par-five 18th hole to force a playoff with Korea’s Amy Yang stopped just centimetres short of the hole.

Already the Greg Norman medallist for 2018 and the first woman to win the award for Australia’s best golfer, Lee has won four times on the LPGA Tour around the world since turning professional, having emerged through the elite programs of Golf Western Australia and Golf Australia.

Last season on the LPGA Tour she won the Volvik Championship in May and logged a remarkable 13 top-10 finishes.

Queenslander Cameron Smith is also at a career-high in the men’s world rankings at No. 24 after his tied-sixth finish in the World Golf Championship Mexico event in Mexico City.


Comments

Posted by Rodney o at
02/03/2019 06:18 PM
Minjee lee you are a star I my eyes keep - up the the great golf missy an god bless you in your pursuit to excel on the way to the top cheers
Posted by Bev Vickers at
27/02/2019 11:14 PM
Super effort Minjee. The bar was full of people at RFGC watching on the big screen and there was an almighty collective roar trying to urge your putt to go in on the last hole.
Posted by Sheena Hill at
26/02/2019 11:04 AM
Well done Minjee! Onward and upward! We are SO proud of you at RFGC. X

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