31 Aug 2009

Lee loses US Amateur age record

6:47 pm on 31 August 2009

New Zealand golfer Danny Lee's achievement in surpassing Tiger Woods by becoming the youngest US Amateur champion has been eclipsed.

Seventeen-year-old South Korean An Byeong-hun has won the latest edition of the tournament in Oklahoma just a year after Lee beat Woods' long-standing record by just under seven months.

Lee was 18 years, one month old when he won the 2008 US Amateur while An, who turns 18 on September 17th, has broken Lee's mark by a month and a half.