Swinging Up the Ranks
New Zealand’s Danny Lee, 21, the 2008 US Amateur champion, has won the WNB Golf Classic for his first second tier United States Nationwide Tour title, beating former Georgia star Harris English with a par on the first hole of a playoff at Midland Country Club, Texas. Lee, who was born in South Korea, earned $US94,500 to jump from 14th to fourth on the money list with $US271,700. “It feels great to win again,” Lee said. “I haven’t won a tournament since I won the 2009 Johnnie Walker Classic and it’s a great feeling. It’s not easy to win and I worked really hard with my uncle and my coach for this. I’m really happy it worked.” Lee is ranked 15th in Australasia.