One of Australia’s most exciting young amateur golfers can pull off a mean trick shot, and take home a big trophy.
Min Woo Lee is one of Australia’s best young golf stars and yesterday won the Golf South Australia Amateur Classic by a whopping six-strokes.
As Mark Hayes at Golf Australia reported, Lee went round Royal Adelaide in 14-under par with two incredible final rounds of 67 to smash the field and get his hands on the trophy.
“So impressive was the Royal Fremantle ace’s performance that only five players finished in red numbers, highlighting his mastery of an impressive field, including his winning Bonallack Trophy teammates Greg Foo (T6 at even par), of Singapore, and ultra impressive Japanese youngster Takumi Kanaya (third at -4).” …
“The West Australian will likely rise perilously close to the top 10 of the world amateur rankings with his victory, which comes on the back of his key role in Asia-Pacific’s Bonallack Trophy win and his brilliant run to the quarter-finals of his hometown European and Asian Tour tri-sanctioned World Super 6 Perth.”
We spotted this via Min Woo Lee’s Instagram account earlier this week and feel it’s a good time to share it here.
We don’t recommend this at all but if you’re going to be the poor bloke standing in front, best it be one of the best amateur golfers in the world hitting the golf ball between your legs.
The big hitting, quietly spoken 19-year old is the younger brother of Minjee Lee who is flying the flag for Australia on the LPGA Tour with three victories already to her name. Lee had a bit of extra help via his big sister this week.
“I kept the greens book Minjee had from last year … and it helped me a little bit this week,” Lee confessed with a giggle.
“I had it last year (when joint runner-up to Zach Murray), but barely used it, but this year I mostly played by feel like I normally do, but just looked at it when I wasn’t sure. It worked pretty well, that combination.”