Min Woo Lee promised fireworks at the ISPS Handa World Super 6. The Amateur delivered on that promise, knocking out the top-ranked player in the field and the number one seed on his way to the Quarter Finals.
Lee, who qualified as the 16th seed for the match play, was given the most challenging draw of any player at the tournament, however the 19-year old was unfazed, going on to cause more chaos at Lake Karrinyup.
In round one, Lee faced world number 38 Satoshi Kodaira of Japan. Within four holes it was clear the Western Australian was on a mission, with four birdies opening his match play round.
Kodaira conceded on the third and again on the fifth ending his tournament with a 3 &1 defeat, whilst producing another major upset at the European Tour event.
Lee progressed through and took on number one seed Prom Meesawat of Thailand for a place in the Quarter Finals.
Both players started as they had finished, birdies at one and two left them all square early in the contest. However, the winner of the stroke play couldn’t match it with Lee, conceding on holes four and six, as the Amateur clinched the tie 2up.
Eventually, Lee couldn’t keep his high-quality game rolling, with Sam Horsfield dominating their Quarter Final to oust Lee on the fourth hole 3&2.
Despite the disappointing end to the tournament, Lee was extremely proud of his efforts, defeating plenty of top professional players.
“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.
After two rounds of match play, Lee had claimed 10 birdies in his first 12 holes, showcasing his talent in front of his home crowd.
“I just took every chance, every shot really just turned out how I wanted it to. This morning was really good,” he mentioned.
The Amateur was pleased with his weeks work after finishing well above the likes of Lee Westwood, Danny Willett and Brett Rumford at Lake Karrinyup.
“I am happy that I played well, he claimed.”
“I am really confident and that I played in a world class event. There are some world class players out here and I beat some of them.”
Lee will now head to Qatar for an event and despite a career-best week for the Amateur, his plans to turn pro are still on hold for the time being.
“I think it is good for the world ranking points but no I don’t think it changes anything,” he said.
“Depends what opportunities I get but I am happy with where I am at.”
Stephen Leaney was the other Western Australian to make the top 24 however fell to Andrea Pavan in the shoot-out hole on the 18th.