In the Winner's Circle with Mirim Lee

Mi Rim Lee
Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/Getty Images

Mirim Lee of South Korea celebrates with Haru Nomura of Japan and friends after winning the Meijer LPGA Classic at Blythefield Country Club on August 10, 2014 in Belmont, Michigan.

IN THE WINNER’S CIRCLE with MIRIM LEE
2014 Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft
Blythefield Country Club - Grand Rapids, Mich.
August 10, 2014

Born: South Korea
Lives: South Korea
Birthdate: October 25, 1990 – currently 23 years, 9 months, and 17 days
Qualified for LPGA Tour: Finished runner-up at the 2013 LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament
Turned Professional: 2009

VICTORIES
- LPGA: 1st career victory
- Becomes a Rolex First-Time Winner with her win at the Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft

RACE TO CME GLOBE
- Earns 500 points with her win at the Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft and is projected to move up to 22nd in the Race to CME Globe with 1,130 points

ROLEX RANKINGS
- Is projected to move to No. 29 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings

MONEY
- CAREER: With the $225,000 first-place check, Mirim moves to 325th on the LPGA Career Money List with $414,135
- SEASON: Mirim has earned $414,135 this season and is eighth on the 2014 LPGA Official Money List

TOURNAMENT SPECIFIC
- Becomes the first winner of the Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft

2014 IN A NUTSHELL
- 14 events played, 10 cuts made, $414,135
- Her previous best finish was a tie for second at the JTBC Founders Cup

OF NOTE
- Earns 30 points toward the Rolex Player of the Year race and currently ranks 17th
- Becomes the fourth Rolex First-Time Winner in 2014 joining Lydia Ko, Lizette Salas and Mo Martin
- Is the second playoff winner on the LPGA Tour this season joining Paula Creamer who won the HSBC Women’s Champions
- Becomes the first player to capture their first victory in a playoff since Amy Yang in 2013 at the LPGA KEB-HanaBank Championship

 

 

 

Topics: In the winners circle, Meijer LPGA Classic, Lee, Mirim

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