Australian Minjee Lee celebrated her 22nd birthday in style with a dramatic victory at the LPGA Volvik Championship on Sunday in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Having taken a two-shot lead into the final round, challengers pushed Lee all the way to the end before a closing birdie on the 72nd hole lifted her to a one-shot victory.
Lee, who turned 22 on the final Sunday of the event, has shown terrific form all season recording five top-10 finishes on the LPGA Tour, including narrowly missing out in a playoff to fellow ECCO®GOLF ambassador, Lydia Ko a few weeks ago.
The win moved Lee up seven places in the Rolex World Rankings to number eight, as she entered the top-10 for the first time in her career.
“I’ve been playing pretty solid the whole year, and it’s just nice to have a win,” said Lee.
The victory comes at a great time for Lee with the Women’s US Open beginning on Thursday next week.
“It’s going to be a totally different week, so I’ll just try my best and I know I’m hitting it pretty solid and putting it solid, so I think we’ll have a great week,” said Lee.
Jesper Thuen, responsible for sponsorship at ECCO GOLF, added: “It was fantastic to see Minjee finally get her win on the LPGA Tour this season, she has been playing some incredible golf.
“Minjee thoroughly deserves to be ranked inside the world’s top 10, it’s a testament to her continued excellent form. Looking ahead to the US Open next week I wish all of our ambassadors the best of luck.”
Lee competed wearing her women’s ECCO BIOM® G 2, a design which features an athletic, ECCO HYDROMAX® treated ECCO Racer Yak leather upper, as well as a technical insole system and anatomical last.
The shoe 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.
In addition to Minjee Lee, ECCO GOLF shoes are worn in competition around the world by Fred Couples, Ernie Els, Smylie Kaufman and Thomas Bjørn, among others. For further information about ECCO GOLF, please visit golf.ecco.com.