10 Dec 2008

Lee handling the hype in Australian Open week

5:55 am on 10 December 2008

The boom New Zealand golf teenager Danny Lee is playing down the plaudits he's been getting in the leaup to the Australian Open, starting tomorrow at Royal Sydney.

It'll be the 5th professional event for 18 year old Lee since his US amateur championship victory in August, and he's missed only one cut. He's coming off a tie for 11th at the Australian Masters two weeks ago, but he says he'll be more than happy just to play all four rounds this week at Royal Sydney.

There are 12 New Zealanders in the field, headed by the World Cup pair Mark Brown and David Smail.