Top amateur Min Woo Lee gets invitation to ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth

Perth, Australia, January 6: Amateur Min Woo Lee will tee up at the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth,  tri-sanctioned by the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia, European Tour and Asian Tour, thanks to an invite.

Branded as one of the rising stars of Australian golf, 19-year-old Lee made his debut on the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia in 2014 but generated his best results last year with tied 6th finishes at the Oates Vic Open and NSW Open. His year was also highlighted by playing alongside world number two Jordan Spieth in the third round of the Emirates Australian Open.

Ranked 21st in the World Amateur Golf Rankings, Lee is delighted to be provided the opportunity to play in his home state’s largest professional golf tournament, which will be contested from February 8 to 11.

“I am pumped! This is such a fantastic opportunity and I would like to thank the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia for the invite. Each time I am lucky enough to play in a professional tournament it’s a learning opportunity that helps me become the quality of player I am aiming for,” said Lee.

“Last year I watched the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth and I thought the format was really fun. Since then I have been hoping that I would get the chance to play so I am really excited.

“I am very thankful to receive great support from the West Australian golf community and I look forward to playing in our state’s largest tournament.”

Familiar with Lake Karrinyup Country Club, Lee will have an advantage over his ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth competitors as he plays the Australian Amateur Championship later this month on the layout.

Following 36 holes of stroke play, at the Australian Amateur Championship, the top-64 players will qualify for the match play rounds, affording Lee an excellent opportunity to develop a strategy for the six holes to be utilised during the Super 6 matches.

“I know Lake Karrinyup Country Club very well and have a game plan in place for the course,” said Lee.

“But the Aussie Amateur will be good preparation for the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth, playing the layout in tournament conditions and under the pressure of match play, if I make the top-64.

“I will be paying particular note to the Super 6 match play holes and working out some tactics that will hopefully help me if I qualify for the Sunday match play.”

Lee becomes the latest addition to the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth field after the marquee players; Tyrrell Hatton, Lee Westwood, Danny Willett and defending champion Brett Rumford were announced.

“We are delighted to invite Min Woo Lee to compete in the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth,” said Gavin Kirkman, CEO of the PGA of Australia which oversees the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia.

“We believe that it is important to give up and coming Australian amateur talent the opportunity to compete in ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia tournaments as part of their preparations for a successful career when they make the decision to turn Professional.

“Min Woo is an exceptional talent and can hit the ball an incredible distance. The ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth is a great opportunity for Australian sports fans to see a future star in action.”

For just a $25* general admission fans can watch Min Woo Lee, Danny Willett, Brett Rumford, Tyrrell Hatton and Lee Westwood in action in the innovative ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth. While children aged 16 years and under enter free of charge.

Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.com.au.

Corporate hospitality options are available including the popular West Cape Howe Wines Terrace and BDO Super Suite.

The ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth event is proudly supported by the Western Australian Government through Tourism WA.

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About the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth

To be played at Lake Karrinyup Country Club from 8-11 February, 2018 and tri-sanctioned by the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia, European Tour and Asian Tour, the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth combines 54 holes of traditional stroke play across the first three days with an exciting knockout match play format for the fourth and final round.

A regular cut will fall after 36 holes before the field is then further reduced to the top-24 players following 54 holes of regulation play, with any ties for 24th place being decided by a play-off. Those remaining players will then earn their places in the six-hole shootout.

Any matches tied after the six holes will be decided by playing the new Shootout Hole – a purpose-built 90-metre hole constructed at Lake Karrinyup, with a tee placed adjacent to the 18th fairway and utilising the 18th green.

The ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth is a golf tournament designed to retain the traditions of the game whilst appealing to a broader audience.

About ISPS HANDA

ISPS HANDA is a ‘General Incorporated Association’ based in Tokyo. ISPS HANDA was founded by Japanese philanthropist Dr Haruhisa Handa in 2006 to support charitable causes throughout the sporting world.

ISPS HANDA’s support for golf is founded in its belief in the “power of sport” and it has fostered partnerships with golf governing bodies worldwide to help develop the game at every level and promote blind and disabled golf.

ISPS HANDA’s heritage in supporting blind and disabled golf and Dr Handa’s interest and philanthropic contribution in golf has formed the foundation of its wider mission for golf to become a Paralympic sport.

Outside of golf, ISPS HANDA’s support extends to other sports including rowing, football, polo, bowling and the convening of discussion platforms for young leaders in sports.

More information: www.ispsgolf.com.

* Ticket prices include GST. Transaction fees apply. Please note the booking terms and conditions when purchasing your tickets through www.ticketmaster.com.au.

About Asian Tour

As the official sanctioning body for professional golf in Asia, the Asian Tour leads the development of golf across the region, enhancing the careers of its members while maintaining a commitment to the integrity of the game. The Asian Tour, through its membership of the International Federation of PGA Tours, is the only recognised pan-Asian professional golf tour in Asia. This unique feature positions the Asian Tour at the pinnacle of professional golf in Asia; providing its events with Official World Ranking status. Tour Partners include Rolex (Official Timekeeper), Panasonic (Official Consumer Electronics), ECCO (Official Footwear Sponsor), Titleist (Official Web Partner), Bloomberg TV (Official International Media Partner), Bloomberg Businessweek Chinese (Official International Media Partner), Wall Street Journal (Official International Media Partner) and Sentosa in Singapore which is the Home of the Asian Tour which also has an office in Kuala Lumpur.

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