Lee qualifies for US Open

21st May 2014

MInjee Lee of Royal Fremantle will play her second major of her Amateur career next month, after earning a spot at US Open via the U.S. Women’s Open Sectional Qualifying overnight.

Played at 13 golf courses around the world, Lee was drawn to play at North Oaks Country Club in Minnesota, and the World’s Number 1 Amateur was a resounding winner over the 36 holes that included a course record 66 in the second round.

There was only one spot allocated to the field, but Lee would make it count with a 9 stroke victory finishing at 4-under par after 36 holes.

Lee will see many familiar faces from April’s Kraft Nabisco Championship, with the likes of World Number 1 Inbee Park, Karrie Webb, Paula Creamer and Lydia Ko already exempt to play at the Pinehurst Resort and Country Club between June 17-22.

Australian’s Stephanie Na and Kikki Campbell also earned spots from the sectional qualifying, but all qualifiers will likely be shadowed by 11 year old Lucy Li of California, who qualified yesterday to become the youngest ever player in US Open history.

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