Beating the odds

For most young women golfers going to the Lotte Championship is a dream, and winning the Lotte Championship is something that they cannot even imagine. Minjee Lee made this dream a reality for herself in this years, 2016 Lotte Championship.


Lee did not have the best, first day during the tournament, falling five strokes behind everyone. She fought through and ended up beating In Gee Chun and Katie Burnett by only one stroke. She closed with a 64, with a 16-under-par 272 total. This victory was Lee’s second LPGA victory within the year. This was a huge accomplishment for her because she joined the short list of five LPGA winners to win two tournaments before the age of twenty.


Minjee Lee, an Australian professional golfer, from Perth, became the number one ranked amateur golfer in February of 2014. Beginning her amateur career in 2011, she won numerous championships including Handa Junior Masters, Australia Women’s Amateur in 2013 and 2014 and Tasmanian Stroke Play Champion in 2013.


When asked what her most memorable golfing moment is she says that it is “sinking the final putt to win the US Girls’ Junior”.


Being only 19 years old and this successful already in her professional golfing career shows how great her future is in this industry.


Author: sportswille

Reformed ad agency guy. Sac Kings, PGA Tour, Pebble Beach, Aspen yielded fascination with sports business. Now teach at my alma mater, University of Texas Austin: Integrated Marketing, Social Media, Business and Law and Sports Audiences. 40 year streak of single digit handicap under severe pressure.

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