Royal Perth Golf Club’s Yeah-Jin Lee sets her sights on junior championships


Yeah-Jin Lee will compete in the Junior and Women’s Team Golf Championships.
Yeah-Jin Lee will compete in the Junior and Women’s Team Golf Championships.

ROYAL Perth Golf Club’s Yeah-Jin Lee will compete in the Australian Premier Junior Team Golf Championships this month .

New to the ladies team of six, which has remained largely unchanged from last year, Lee (15) said she was honoured to be selected for her first interstate tournament.

“It will be good to get to know new players and gain more experience ,” she said.

“After the junior competition, I will also compete in the Women’s Team Championships in May.“My long term goal would be to play on the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) tour like Minjee Lee who is a family friend and inspiration to me.

“But, for this competition, at my home club I hope to finish in the top three as my local knowledge should hopefully give me an advantage.”

The WA girls last captured the interstate teams title in 2005.

GolfWA high performance co-ordinator Fritz Arnold said the current crop of junior talent in WA was very promising.

“I have no doubt that the teams selected to represent our State will produce successful results throughout the interstate matches,” Arnold said.

The competition will run April 15-19, with the girls playing at Royal Perth Golf Club, and boys at Hartfield Golf Club.

All 15 members from the boys’ and girls’ teams will also compete in the Australian Junior Amateur Championships taking place April 11-13.