Feb 5th, 2018
Minjee Lee storms to victory
At Oates Vic Open in Australia
ECCO® GOLF ambassador Minjee Lee claimed a triumphant victory at the Ladies European Tour’s Oates Vic Open in Australia on Sunday.
Wearing ECCO BIOM® G 2, Lee fired a stunning final round of 67 (-6) to win at the event she also won as an amateur in 2014, aged just 17.
Entering the final round at 13th Beach Golf Links with a one-shot lead, Lee carded five birdies and an eagle en route to a five-shot victory at the first event of the 2018 LET calendar.
“I was a little bit nervous out there, coming down the stretch, but I think I put that pressure on myself, so it’s nice to come out with a win,” Lee told the media following her round.
“I won this tournament as an amateur and its great to come back and do it as a pro. Twice is a charm!” she continued.
Having lifted silverware three times on the LPGA Tour since turning pro in 2014, this victory is the 21-year-old from Perth’s fourth as a professional but her first on home soil.
“I don’t think I’ve won at home since the Vic Open so it’s really nice to win in Australia again.”
Jesper Thuen, responsible for sponsorship at ECCO GOLF, added:
“To have won four times as a professional at only 21 is quite remarkable. Lee continues to climb the women’s World Golf Rankings as she establishes her position as one of the best in the female game today, and we’re absolutely thrilled for her with this latest victory.
“We’re delighted that several of the LPGA Tour’s brightest talents continue to choose to compete in our footwear, and we’re looking forward to another successful for year for all of our ambassadors in 2018.”
The women’s ECCO BIOM® G 2 features an athletic, ECCO HYDROMAX® treated ECCO Racer Yak leather upper, as well as a technical insole system and anatomical last.
The design is also highlighted by exceptional support and comfort via ECCO BIOM® NATURAL MOTION® technology that mirrors the foot’s anatomical shape bringing the player closer to the ground, and a visible, carbon-look stability bar running heel to mid-foot.
ECCO GOLF shoes are worn in competition around the world by Fred Couples, Ernie Els, Smylie Kaufman, Thomas Bjørn, Lydia Ko, Minjee Lee and Caroline Masson, among others.