Watt, Lee win WA Amateur titles

Brady Watt and Min Jee Lee captured the respective Men’s and Women’s Western Australian amateur titles with dominant victories at the Royal Fremantle Golf Club on Sunday.

Lee was too strong in defeating Cottesloe’s Tatiana Wijaya 12&11 to win her third state title in four years. Watt ended Lee’s younger brother Min Woo’s amazing run winning 5&4.

Min Jee Lee and Brady Watt hold the 2013 WA Amateur trophies Min Jee Lee and Brady Watt hold the 2013 WA Amateur trophies (Credit: Golf WA)

With the victory Watt moves closer to claiming the World’s Number 1 position, yet was humble in a victory close to his heart.

“To get a home win front of my family and friends, I treasure it more,” said Watt.

“To have them here and see them all happy and enjoying my golf makes the win priceless.”

Watt’s form this season has been nothing short of stunning.

Victories with the Keperra Bowl, Riversdale Cup and Dunes Medal, are but a few of the recent accomplishments by the world’s number two.

Watt is next scheduled to play in the Australian Interstate Series in Hobart in May before heading to the UK and US.

“I’m looking forward to this overseas tour,” says Watt.

“The recent hard work with my coach Craig Bishop and trainer, John Polley, has shown I can compete against the best of the American and European players.”

“As to getting the Number 1 ranking – it would be a nice recognition of my form and show that I’m on the right track, but it’s not like my main goal at present.”

For Lee, she will also be heading to the US to defend her US Girls’ Amateur title and hope to challenge rival Lydia Ko of New Zealand for the US Women’s Amateur title.