FILE PHOTO – Golf – Women’s British Open – Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club, Lytham Saint Annes, Britain – August 4, 2018 Australia’s Minjee Lee in action during the third round Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff
(Reuters) – Minjee Lee has become the first woman to win Greg Norman Medal as the best Australian golfer on the international stage after a brilliant year that saw her break into the top 10 of the world rankings.
The 22-year-old, who rose to number six in the world in 2018, joins twice-winner Jason Day and Marc Leishman in the list of winners of Australian golf’s most prestigious individual honor.
“I’m humbled to have won such a prestigious award alongside two amazing golfers already in Marc and Jason,” said Lee.
“I’ve had a great 2018 season and this is a really nice way to be acknowledged for that … hopefully (I) can have a bigger and better one next year.”
Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru, editing by Nick Mulvenney