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Written by: Marian
6/5/2019 5:01 PM  RssIcon

Valley Forge Invitational
Raven’s Claw Golf Club | Pottstown, Pa. | May 31-June 2
Course Setup: 36-35—71; 6,381 yards (R3 scoring average: 70.378)

                                 MIN LEE COMES THROUGH ON FIRST HOLE OF PLAYOFF

      It took 55 holes, but Min Lee (Taoyuan City, Chinese Taipei) came through with a par on No. 18 in the first extra frame of a sudden-death playoff to win the second annual Valley Forge Invitational at Raven’s Claw Golf Club. The victory is Lee’s second on the Symetra Tour, as she captured the Garden City Charity Classic title back in 2014. 
      “Every win means something and it feels like it has been awhile since last time I won in the United States,” said Lee, who fired a 5-under par 66 in the final round to conclude the tournament at 15-under overall. “After I finished, I got a lot of texts from my friends and family supporting me. Especially watching Facebook, people keep posting and cheering for me. It was amazing to have that.”
      Furthermore, the performance comes as an early birthday gift to herself. Even though Lee doesn’t turn 24 on American soil until the next day, the clock struck midnight back in her hometown as she hit her second shot into the par-5 10th. The rest may have well been written in the stars.
      “I had low expectations, came here wanting to have a good week and play good golf,” Lee said. “Luckily, I had a good start on Friday with a 7-under and that gave me a lot of confidence. This week has been great and tells me I am moving in the right direction, so I’m going to go with it.”
      Lee, 23, is a native of Taoyuan City, Chinese Taipei. She is a two-time winner on the China Amateur Golf Tour,  She has competed in 18 events on “Road to the LPGA” in 2014 and played the weekend 16 times. She has recorded eight top-10 finishes that season including a win at the Garden City Charity Classic. She has a total of 83 starts on the LPGA Tour since her rookie year in 2015 with career-best T12 at 2015 U.S. Women’s Open. Her other victories were both the 2018 at the CLPGA Women’s China Open and 2018 TLPGA Taiwan Mobile Ladies Open. 


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