Friday, March 13, 2009

Teenager Lee To Play At Quail Hollow

Danny Lee, the 18-year old sensation who won the 2008 U.S. Amateur at Pinehurst and the European Tour’s Johnnie Walker Classic earlier this year, has accepted an exemption into the Quail Hollow Championship, tournament director Kym Hougham said Thursday.
Lee is considered one of the emerging young stars in golf, a reputation that was enhanced by his European Tour victory in Thailand.
After playing in the Masters, where he will draw significant attention along with 17-year old Ryo Ishakawa and 19-year old Rory McIlroy, Lee is expected to turn pro, making his visit to Quail Hollow one of his first events as a professional.
-- Ron Green Jr.