Updated: January, 2014

MI RIM LEE

The Facts

Birthday: October 25, 1990
Rookie Year on LPGA: 2014
Best LPGA Finish:
T-24th (2012 Evian Masters)
Best LPGA Major Finish: None
Height: 5' 8"
2014 LPGA Status: Category 12
Nicknames: None known
Sponsors: Hana Bank
How's her English?: Unknown
Road to the LPGA: Finished second at 2013 LPGA Qualifying School to earn membership for 2014

Capsule Bio

Mi Rim Lee turned pro in 2009 and played on the KLPGA's developmental tour that season. In 2010, she graduated to the big leagues. She finished 40th on the money list that season, with her best finish a tie for 9th.

2011 was her breakout year. After a decent but unspectacular start to her year, Lee surprised the tour by winning at the S-OIL Champions for her first victory. It was her only win of the year, but she also had a runner up finish at the Hite Cup and an 8th place finish as well. She wound up 13th on the money list.

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Mirim had an even better 2012 than 2011. The highlight was when she won the Korean Women's Open in August, outlasting both Ha Neul Kim and Hye Youn Kim in the final round to claim her first Major trophy. She also had a runner-up finish in May and five other top tens. She finished 7th on the 2012 money list with nearly 287 million won earned.

She also found time to play in the Evian Masters, where she had her best ever LPGA finish to date, a tie for 24th.

In 2013, Mi Rim (as she now called herself) focused on earning a tour card for the LPGA, but still played a bunch of events on the KLPGA tour. Her best week came at the KG EDaily Ladies Open in April. She faced down two of the tour's top players, Ha Na Jang and Hyo Joo Kim, and won after chipping in a birdie on the 17th hole in the final round to beat those two by a shot. Another highlight was finishing 4th in defense of her Korean Women's Open title.

In the second half of the year she mainly focused on Q-School. It paid: in the finals, she finished well behind runaway winner Jaye Marie Green, who shot an insane 29 under par five round total. But Lee was second at 19 under, shooting an all time record 61 in round 3 in the process. She earned her full status LPGA tour card for 2014 as a result!

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