Perth teenager MINJEE LEE wins again!
Minjee Lee won the 1.3 million dollar Kingsmill Championship in May that earned her the inaugural Herb Elliott Medal, with her becoming only the seventh woman in LPGA history to win on tour before turning 19 years of age.
The accolades are continuing to pile up for Perth teenager Minjee Lee, who was awarded the inaugural Herb Elliott Medal at the Western Australian Institute of Sport annual dinner. Herb Elliott became a legendary figure in Australian sport after winning the Men’s 1500m at the 1960 Olympic Games, and a medal has been struck in his honour to recognise an inspirational sporting performance by a Western Australian every year. Minjee was nominated alongside WA cricket captain Adam Voges, who became the oldest debutant centurion in Test cricket history in the West Indies, and Caitlin Bassett, who was pivotal in Australia’s 2015 Netball World Cup victory. But it was Minjee’s win at the 1.3 million dollar Kingsmill Championship in May that earned the award, with her becoming the seventh woman in LPGA history to win on tour before turning 19.