Year 12 Green Bay High School student Jang Hyun (Eric) Lee has won the 2019 New Zealand Amateur Golf Open to claim the biggest win of his young career!
Eric is now part of a prestigious blend of professional and amateur golfers who competed in the 36-hole New Zealand Open Pro-Am Championship which was held from 28th February to 3rd March, in Queenstown.
The tournament included a minimum field of 140 amateurs playing amongst 140 professional golfers competing for the New Zealand Open title. Eric finished 11-under in the tournament, tying for 23rd place overall which secured him the Bledisloe Cup and New Zealand Amateur Golf Open title.
Eric has only been in New Zealand for the past four months and is a member of local Titirangi Golf Course with a +6 handicap. He says the courses in New Zealand are ‘pure’ and he thoroughly enjoyed the competition which was held on two picturesque courses, the Millbrook Resort and The Hills.
Following in the footsteps of his father, an avid golfer in his own right, Eric began playing golf in Korea as a six-year-old. He hopes to go on to be successful in the Pro PGA Tour Series China.
Caption: Eric with Green Bay High School faculty: Katrina Piezzo - Director of International Students; Hamish Mackay - Sports Director; and Fiona Barker - Principal.