Just three months after announcing she was turning professional, Minjee Lee has secured her card on the LPGA Tour.
After a very successful amatuer career, Minjee Lee announced she was turning professional (with the help of Matthew Pavlich) in August. Just a few months after, Lee has now secured her card on the world’s most lucrative tour for women professional golfers, the LPGA Tour.
Lee finished in a tie for first place after five rounds of qualifying to be crowned co-medalist (with American Alison Lee) but more importantly, grabbed a tour card for upcoming LPGA season.
Scoring was difficult during the fifth and final round of qualifying. Lee closed with 1-over par 73 which was good enough to send her from 11th place to a tie for first and well inside the top-20 golfers who earned cards to the big league.
“Now that I’m officially part of the LPGA Tour I feel really good,” said 18-year-old Lee. “I am relieved that I am finished and I am excited to play next year on the Tour.”
Qualifying tournaments are never fun. Winning them, or simply passing through to the next stage can be just a huge relief rather than a huge celebration.
“I am definitely relieved after this week and I never want to do Q-School again.” Lee said.