Lee, who plays out of Royal Fremantle Golf Club, finished tied
11th in the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open in February and was part of the
Australian team which competed in last month’s LPGA International Crown event in
Maryland in the United States.
On the Australian Ladies Professional Golf Tour, Lee finished
fifth in the Bing Lee Fujitsu General Women's NSW Open, second in the Volvik
RACV Ladies Masters and won the Oates Women’s Victoria Open by six shots.
"I am very proud and happy to win the McCormack Medal,” said
Lee. “It is an honour for me to be awarded this medal and it is an achievement
I will always remember in my career. I have had a great season and played some
good golf so I'm really excited to be number one in the ranking."
John Bodenhamer, USGA Senior Managing Director, Rules,
Competitions & Amateur Status, said, “Ever since she won the 2012 U.S.
Girls’ Junior Championship, Minjee has been one of the most decorated and
exciting players in women’s amateur golf. We are happy to have her as a
McCormack Medal winner, and we hope this serves a springboard to more great
Johnnie Cole-Hamilton, Executive Director – Championships at The
R&A, said, “Minjee has played to a consistently high standard throughout
this season and is worthy winner of the McCormack Medal. Her performances in
the amateur game have been extremely impressive and she seems to be carrying
that forward into the professional game very well. Winning this medal is a
wonderful achievement and it will be fascinating to watch Minjee’s career in
golf develop in the years ahead.”
The World Amateur Golf RankingTM which is supported
by Rolex, was established in 2007 when the men’s ranking was launched. The
Men’s ranking encompasses more than 2,700 counting events, ranking more than
6,100 players representing 101 countries worldwide. The women’s ranking was
launched in 2011 and has a calendar of more than 1,400 counting events with
over 3,000 ranked players representing 74 countries worldwide.