Minjee Lee finished the Rio 2016 qualification period ranked 12th on the Olympic rankings, securing her Games debut. She won the LPGA Tour event in Hawaii in April 2016 and in May 2015 her first tour title in Virginia, USA.
A former world No.1 amateur, Lee graduated to pro ranks after a glittering string of results. The 2012 US girls’ junior champion, the Perth ace won the Australian Amateur in 2013 and defended the title in 2014, the same year she won the Oates Victorian Open against the pros of the ALPG Tour as an amateur.
In Rio, Lee fired a 67 that included six birdies in the final 14 holes, but missed birdie putts on 16 and 17 that effectively ruled her out of medal contention. A tough 30 foot eagle putt on the par five 18th was missed which made it mathematically impossible to catch the golfers in third spot, though Lee did make the birdie to finish a highly creditable eight under par overall.