Euronews is no longer accessible on Internet Explorer. This browser is not updated by Microsoft and does not support the last technical evolutions. We encourage you to use another browser, such as Edge, Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
BREAKING NEWS

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

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)
Euronews logo
Text size Aa Aa

(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)

euronews provides breaking news articles from reuters as a service to its readers, but does not edit the articles it publishes. Articles appear on euronews.com for a limited time.