Min Woo Lee looks again at Valderrama this week. Image: Getty
Min Woo Lee has again taken a big step in promoting full-time European Tour playing rights with a strong finish in the Andalucia Masters in Spain.
The 20-year-old from Perth, at the invitation of a sponsor, played one of the best rounds of the closing day, a 70, to end the 23rd behind the South African Christiaan Bezuidenhout in Valderrama.
He earned 32,100 euros for the effort and raised his prize money in just nine events on the tour this year to 279,505 euros.
The product of Royal Fremantle and the rookie team member of Golf Australia has 412 points in the Race to Dubai ranking that will determine his future during the tour, he is in 71st place. The top 110 at the end of the season gets play rights for 2020, which means that Lee gets very close to his way, although he remains dependent on invitations.
The point system has changed this season, making the situation less clear, but the 110th player on the cash list in 2018 earned 343,000 euros.
Lee, who turned professional in January, made a good start, leading the cut to eight out of nine in Europe and ending fourth in Saudi Arabia and fifth in the Perth Super Six tournament. At least it will have conditional status in Europe by 2020.
Originally planning to play his way on the secondary tour in the United States, he shifted his focus to Europe as the starting point for what could be an excellent career, with his world ranking up to 303 climbing.
"Many people have said: & # 39; Europe is the way & # 39 ;, & # 39; & # 39; he recently told the Inside the Ropes podcast of Golf Australia. & # 39; I'm glad I was The jobs are really good, and you have to hit every stroke, about. The people are great on this tour. It's a good place to start. "
As an amateur, he won the West Australian amateur and the American junior champion.
The younger brother of world number three female Minjee Lee, he is also coached by Ritchie Smith.