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Min Woo Lee chasing unique US Junior double

Lee with great opportunity to emulate his sister Minjee (Photo: Courtesy of USGA / Darren Carroll)
West Australian, Min Woo Lee, will face Texan, Noah Goodwin, in tomorrow’s final of the US Junior Amateur Championship at the Honors Course in Ooltewah in Tennessee after he had dispatched New Jersey’s Brandon Gillis in the morning quarter-final and then survived a late comeback from Floridian Eugene Hong in this afternoon’s semi-final.

17 year old Lee, from the Royal Fremantle Golf Club, is chasing a unique double as his sister Minjee Lee won the US Junior Girls Championship in 2012 and is now competing successfully on the LPGA Tour as Australia’s leading world ranked female player.

“Go win it,” said Lee about his mindset for the championship match. “I’ve been playing great. I have nothing against the way I am playing."

“You know, I just have to thank the putter. "Those were exactly momentum-changers. It was kind of like a cushion going into the other holes.”

Lee’s fellow West Australian, Fred Lee, bowed out in the morning quarter final when he was easily beaten by the man Min Woo Lee will face in tomorrow’s final, Noah Goodwin.

Goodwin, only just 16 years of age, is coached by Jordan Spieth’s coach Cameron McCormick so there will be an Australian connection to whoever wins tomorrow.

Lee qualified 3rd in the strokeplay phase of the event earlier in the week while Goodwin was the 9th qualifier.   

 

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