[SPORTS] Korean Golfer Lee Chang Woo Earns Spot at the Masters
D-Bo, Oct. 29, 2013, 1:01 p.m.
Korean golfer Lee Chang Woo won the Asia Pacific Amateur Championship, earning him a spot at the U.S. Masters in Augusta, Georgia next year. Lee won the Amateur Championship at 3 under for a total score of 281 at the Nanshan International Golf Club. The 20 year old finished three strokes in front of Japan’s Shogei Hasegawa. Not only does this earn Lee a spot at the U.S. Open, but also a spot in the final round for qualifying for the British Open.
The Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship was created by the Masters Tournament, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, and the Asia Pacific Golf Confederation in 2009 to promote golf in Asia.
Lee is the second Korean to win the tournament after Han Chang-won, 22, did so at the inaugural event four years ago. Last year's winner, Guan Tianlang of China, went on to make the cut at the Masters this year at the age of 14. Japan's rising golf star Hideki Matsuyama also competed at the latest Masters after winning the championship in 2011 and 2012.