Ilhee Lee made a big move in the Rolex Rankings this week moving up 28 spots to No. 34 with her win at the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic.
Ilhee Lee became the second-consecutive Rolex First-Time Winner of the season with this win. Lee shot 5-under-par 42 on the 12-hole layout at Ocean Club Golf Course at Atlantis Resort for a two shot victory over Irene Cho.
Lee’s win ended a wild week on the LPGA where severe weather dumped more than a foot of rain on the tournament course on Tuesday. Recovery efforts by golf course staff from Wednesday through Saturday morning resulted in 45 million gallons of rain water being pumped off the tournament course.
“I can’t believe it right now,” said Lee, who finished the week at 11-under-par 126. “It feels amazing. This is the best day in my life. I'm so happy right now.”
Entering the week, Lee had four career top-10 finishes, including a previous career-best tie for third at the 2013 Kingsmill Championship. She also tied for fourth at the 2012 U.S. Women’s Open.