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.
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