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Lee becomes first woman to win Australia's Greg Norman Medal

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Lee becomes first woman to win Australia's Greg Norman Medal
FILE PHOTO: Aug 26, 2018; Regina, Saskatchewan, CAN; Minjee Lee plays her shot from the second tee during the final round of the Canadian Pacific Women's golf tournament at Wascana Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports   -   Copyright  Sergei Belski(Reuters)
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(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 honour.

“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)

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