Top women’s amateur wins award

Minjee Lee of Australia has won the Mark H McCormack Medal as the leading women’s amateur player in the 2014 World Amateur Golf Ranking. The 18-year-old from Perth has topped the ranking for 26 weeks and receiving the medal will cap an outstanding season which has seen her successfully defend the Australian Women’s Amateur title she won in 2013 and make an impact on the professional game with top 25 finishes in the US Women’s Open and the Kraft Nabisco Championship.

The R&A and United States Golf Association (USGA) award recognises Lee’s outstanding performances this year and is named after Mark H McCormack, who founded sports marketing company IMG and was a great supporter of amateur golf.

Lee said, “I am very proud and happy to win the McCormack Medal. It is an honour for me to be awarded this medal and an achievement I will always remember in my career. I have had a great season and played some good golf so I’m really excited to be number one in the ranking.”