Australian Golfer Minjee Lee Targets World No. 1 Ranking After BMW Ladies Championship Win in South Korea

PAJU, South Korea - Australian golfer Minjee Lee has set her sights on the world No. 1 ranking after securing a victory in the BMW Ladies Championship on Sunday.

According to a new release by Yonhap News Agency, Lee defeated Alison Lee of the United States in a playoff to win her first tournament in South Korea, the country of her parents' birth.

The 27-year-old, currently ranked world No. 7, climbed to a career-high No. 2 last year. She has now won twice in her last three starts on the LPGA Tour.

"In golf, you never know what's going to happen. I am going to try and build in the years that I can, so hopefully I can do it in the next year," Lee said.

Winning in South Korea held special significance for Lee, as she was able to celebrate the victory in front of her extended family and friends. She became the third Australian golfer to achieve double digits in LPGA Tour victories, joining the ranks of Karrie Webb and Jan Stephenson. However, Lee noted that reaching this milestone is "not particularly" significant for her.

She also had the opportunity to win in South Korea last month while playing in a Korea LPGA Tour event on a sponsor's invite but lost in a playoff. Lee stated that experiences like these serve as motivation.

"As a golfer, we have a lot more losses than wins," she said. "I feel like, over the course of my career, I have had a lot of experiences that have helped me overcome these situations."

October has been a successful month for the Lee family; Minjee's younger brother, Minwoo, won on the Asian Tour last week. Although she keeps tabs on her brother's career, she admits she would "never say it to his face" but is "always really proud of him."

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