Minjee Lee Clinches Victory in South Korea LPGA, Claims 10th Career Title

Australia’s Minjee Lee claimed a second win in as many months on the LPGA Tour, after her play-off victory in South Korea. This 10th LPGA Tour title at the BMW Ladies Championship bodes well for her goal to top the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings. Photo: LPGA on X

Australia’s Minjee Lee clinched victory in her parent’s homeland to secure the BMW Ladies Championship title on the Seowon Valley Country Club course in Paju, in South Korea.

Lee, who was born in Australia to South Korean parents, defeated American Alison Lee in the playoff to lift the cup.

The triumph is her second this season, following victory at the Kroger Queen City Championship presented by P&G, where she defeated England’s Charley Hull in a two-hole playoff.

“It was great that I was able to win today,” said Lee, whose 10 LPGA titles include two Majors at the 2021 Amundi Evian Championship and 2022 US Women’s Open.

Her parents emigrated to Australia from Korea in the early 1990s and in attendance was a number of Lee’s extended family members who supported her throughout. 

“This one is special, and especially having all my family and extended family and friends coming out to cheer for me today. It was really cool to see them on the side-lines when I was walking down.”

The former World No. 2 before aims was to reach the top spot in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings. 

“I still haven’t been able to reach World No. 1 yet. So that is the goal for me and that is where I want to reach.”

“I think I’ve got to put in a little bit more work to get there. Golf, you never know what’s going to happen, so I’m going to try and do it in the years that I can. Hopefully, I can do it in the next few years,” she added.

Lee is ranked 7th in the world. She also now joins Australian golfing legends Karrie Webb and Jan Stephenson, in becoming the third Australian to win 10 or more LPGA Tour titles.

The South Korea tournament marked the second of four in the LPGA Tour’s Asian swing, following the Shanghai event last week.

The tour moves to Malaysia and Japan over the next two weeks.


Photo Caption: Australia’s Minjee Lee claimed a second win in as many months on the LPGA Tour, after her play-off victory in South Korea. This 10th LPGA Tour title at the BMW Ladies Championship bodes well for her goal to top the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings. Photo: LPGA on X

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