Overcoming the shock of an upset loss in overtime on the road
Korean-American golfer Lee Min-ji, 27, who has 10 career victories on the U.S. Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour, said she will challenge for the world No. 1 ranking.
Lee won a playoff with fellow Korean-American Alison Lee in the fourth round of the tournament at Seowon Hills Country Club (Par 72) in Paju, South Korea, on Nov. 22.
Lee, who turned pro in 2015, won her 10th LPGA Tour victory in eight years.
In her post-match press conference, Lee said she hopes to surpass the 10-win mark and become the No. 1 player in the world. Lee is currently ranked seventh in
the world. “I haven’t reached No. 1 yet. I have to work harder to achieve it,” he said, adding, “I hope to reach No. 1 in a few years.”
Fun won in overtime against Korean-American Alison Lee. “It was my fourth overtime match this year, so I’m used to it,” she said, “Alison and I know each other
well. We played against each other at the U.S. Girls Junior, so I was used to it. When I teed off, I thought, ‘Let’s keep it in the fairway, and on the next shot, let’s put it on the green,’ and it worked out.”
Lee lost to Lee Da-yeon
In overtime at the Hana Financial Group Championship on the Korean Ladies Professional Golf Association (KLPGA) Tour in South Korea on March 24. This time,
however, she won in overtime. “As a golfer, I’m more used to not winning. I’ve gained more experience by overcoming the situation,” she said, adding, “I think
I’m better at overcoming difficulties than before. I try not to put myself in the same situation.”
First time winning in Korea. Lee’s family is a golfing family. His mother, Lee Sung-min, was an aspiring professional golfer in South Korea, and his father, Lee Soo-
nam, a physical education major in college, was a club champion at a golf course in Australia. His younger brother, Minwoo Lee, is also a professional golfer.
“Korea is where I always wanted to win,” he says. “It was special because my parents are Korean and I have Korean roots,” he said. “It was nice to have all my
friends and family there when we went into overtime.
His younger brother, Lee Min-woo
Won the Asia Tour Macau Open last week. “When he plays, I always check his matches,” Lee said, “I can’t tell him directly, but I’m proud of him, and I’m glad he’s doing well.”
His grandmother was at the tournament to watch him compete. “She hugged me in the middle of everything,” he said. 슬롯사이트