Am­a­teur Lee at ease with best

Stirling Times - - Sport -

MIN Woo Lee promised fire­works at Lake Kar­rinyup’s ISPS Handa World Su­per 6.

The 19-year-old West Aus­tralian am­a­teur de­liv­ered on that prom­ise Sun­day, knock­ing out the top-ranked player in the field and the num­ber one seed on his way to a quar­ter­fi­nal fin­ish.

Lee, who qual­i­fied as the 16th seed for the match play com­po­nent of the tour­na­ment, was un­fazed at re­ceiv­ing the most chal­leng­ing draw of any player at the tour­na­ment.

He beat world num­ber 38 Satoshi Ko­daira of Ja­pan in the open­ing match, fol­lowed by No.1 seed Prom Mee­sawat from Thai­land be­fore bow­ing out in the quar­ter-fi­nal to English­man Sam Hors­field.

“I am pretty proud of how I played this week; I don’t know what of­fi­cially I came but I am happy I am here and get­ting the op­por­tu­nity to play,” Lee said.

In two rounds of match play, Lee claimed 10 birdies in his first 12 holes.

“I just took ev­ery chance; ev­ery shot re­ally just turned out how I wanted it to,” he said.

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