16 Things You Didn't Know About Andrea Lee

The American is one of the rising stars of the LPGA Tour - here are some facts you may not be aware of

Andrea Lee at the AIG Women's Open
Andrea Lee had a successful amateur career before turning pro
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Former amateur star Andrea Lee is now making a name for herself in the professional game. Here are some things you may not be aware of about the American LPGA Tour player.

1. Andrea Lee was born in Los Angeles on 15 August 1998.

2. She began playing golf at the age of 5 under the tuition of her father, James. 

3. She began competing in tournaments aged 8, and won 50 junior titles in four years.

4. She made the cut at the 2014 US Women’s Open at Pinehurst No.2 aged 15 with her dad alongside her as caddie.

5. She received a sponsors invite to the 2015 ANA Inspiration on the LPGA Tour, but missed the cut by one shot.

6. Lee represented the USA in the Junior Ryder Cup, Junior Solheim Cup, Curtis Cup and Women’s World Amateur Team Championship.

7. After joining Stanford University in 2016, she became the most decorated player in its history at that time when, over the ensuing three years, she won nine individual titles.

8. Lee left Stanford University to turn pro in 2019.

9. Her amateur career included 17 weeks at the top of the World Amateur Golf Ranking.

10. Lee was also awarded the 2019 Mark H. McCormack Medal after finishing the season as the top-ranked amateur.

11. As an amateur, Lee achieved four holes in one and one albatross.

Andrea Lee with the 2016 East Lake Cup at East Lake Golf Club

Andrea Lee was the most decorated player in Stanford history

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12. She had two top-10 finishes in her rookie season on the LPGA Tour.

13. She finished T7 at the 2020 AIG Women’s Open at Kingsbarns Golf Links.

14. Lee claimed her maiden LPGA Tour win in the 2022 Portland Classic. She dedicated the win to her late grandfather, Min, saying: “He always called me a champion and he always believed in me. I was super grateful for him and I know that he's watching today.”

15. She previously competed in soccer, taekwondo and figure skating.

16. Away from golf, Lee's hobbies have included movies, shopping, singing, bowling and snowboarding.

Mike Hall
News Writer

Mike has over 25 years of experience in journalism, including writing on a range of sports throughout that time, such as golf, football and cricket. Now a freelance staff writer for Golf Monthly, he is dedicated to covering the game's most newsworthy stories. 

He has written hundreds of articles on the game, from features offering insights into how members of the public can play some of the world's most revered courses, to breaking news stories affecting everything from the PGA Tour and LIV Golf to developmental Tours and the amateur game. 

Mike grew up in East Yorkshire and began his career in journalism in 1997. He then moved to London in 2003 as his career flourished, and nowadays resides in New Brunswick, Canada, where he and his wife raise their young family less than a mile from his local course. 

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