Min Woo Lee | Class of 2016

 
Min Woo Lee (centre) with Cam Jones (left) Class of 2016 and Head of Year Simon Messer (right) at the Lake Karrinyup Super 6 competition.

Min Woo Lee (centre) with Cam Jones (left) Class of 2016 and Head of Year Simon Messer (right) at the Lake Karrinyup Super 6 competition.

 

20-year-old Min Woo Lee continues to impress as one of Australia’s most talented young golfers. After much success as an amateur – including winning the US Boys’ Junior Amateur Championship in 2016 – Min Woo turned professional in January this year. 

The right-hander has already notched up strong showings on the European Tour, competing in tournaments in Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia and Germany. He recently returned to Perth via the United States to compete in the Super 6 at Lake Karrinyup, before globe-trotting back to Oman, then Qatar, completing upwards of 60,000km of travel this year alone.

‘The first year as a pro is tough, but if I’m travelling around the world and playing prestigious events, I’m doing well,’ he recently told AAP. ‘I’m doing great with the travel. It’s important to sleep on planes and maintain gym work, as well being disciplined with my nutrition and hydration. But, hey, it helps when you are 20.’

A member of the Royal Fremantle Golf Club, Min Woo competed in junior amateur tournaments while in secondary school. Sports Coordinator James Howard remembers Min Woo as an exemplar athlete and team player: ‘Min was a humble, well-mannered student who despite his heavy roster of golfing commitments would always step up to represent the College. Whether it was basketball, swimming or athletics he took pride in representing, and enjoyed nothing more than playing for and with his mates.’

Inspired by his older sister Minjee (Class of 2013) – World Number 3 and Australia’s top-ranked female golfer and four-time LPGA Tour winner – Min Woo hopes to eventually secure a tour card to compete in the United States on the PGA Tour. 

It’s a goal Head of Year (and keen golfer himself) Simon Messer believes is possible. ‘It was very clear that during Min’s time at the College he had the ingredients to be successful. He had goals, determination, an excellent work ethic and a hunger for improvement. On top of this he was polite, respectful and was still able to put the needs of others before his own. We are all very proud to see his hard work coming to fruition.’

The College is supportive of student athletes who excel in sports at school and outside of school, and hopes current students will be inspired by both Min Woo’s and Minjee’s international successes. 

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