Birdies for a win

Rotorua golfing sensation Danny Lee, 18, the world’s No 1 amateur, has won the Johnnie Walker Classic in Perth finishing 17-under-par with a one-stroke victory, the youngest player to win a professional European Tour and the first amateur to win on the Australasian PGA Tour since 1999. Lee, set to turn pro after the U.S. Masters in April, had a 17-under 271 total on The Vines Resort’s composite course. “It feels like I’m dreaming at the moment,” Lee said. “I’ve won lots of amateur tournaments before and the U.S. Amateur, but this is a totally different feeling. It’s a pro event. All I wanted to do is make the cut and play well and get in the top 20. But I played extremely well today, and I won it.” Lee’s victory gives him a three-year exemption to the European, Asian and Australasian tours.

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