Australian Min Woo Lee will make his first professional start on Australian soil at his home event, the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth.

Min Woo LeeA Perth local, Lee is excited by the chance to play the event as a professional having placed an incredible seventh in 2018.

“I had a really good tournament at the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth last year as an amateur so I am thrilled to have the chance now to play it as a professional,” said Lee.

“When I didn’t make the cut at Panama on the Web.com Tour, I knew I had to see if I could come down to Perth and play the ISPS HANDA World Super 6.

“It’s an awesome event and is so much fun to play. There aren’t many opportunities to play match play as a pro so to change it up a bit and have some fun battling it out head-to-head is great.”

After making his professional debut on the European Tour earlier this year, Lee hopes his knowledge of the Lake Karrinyup Country Club course will play in his favour.

“It’s a course that I’ve played plenty of times and for me, really, it’s another great opportunity to play against some high calibre players,” added Lee, who finished fourth at the Saudi International earlier in February.

“I’m really excited to be coming back to Perth to play at home again. Lake Karrinyup Country Club is looking amazing so I can’t wait to get out there and hopefully record another high finish on the European Tour.”

Lee joins a strong Australian contingent at the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth, an event tri-sanctioned by the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia, European Tour and Asian Tour.

“We are delighted to extend an invite to Min Woo Lee to compete in the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth. The PGA and the Tour believe in fostering our up and coming young talent and providing them the opportunity to compete in world class tournaments on home soil is an excellent way of doing this,” said Gavin Kirkman, CEO of the PGA of Australia, which owns the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia.

“At the 2018 ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth, Min Woo showed the world his prodigious talent and he continues to grow and develop. It has been excellent to see him get off to such a fast start in his professional career and we hope he uses the Super 6 as a springboard for his 2019 season.

“Min Woo is a true future star of Aussie golf and I would encourage everyone to come out to Lake Karrinyup to support him.”

International stars including England’s Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston and Tom Lewis, Belgium’s Thomas Pieters and Japan’s Yuta Ikeda will all tee it up at Lake Karrinyup Country Club alongside Australian stars Lucas Herbert and ISPS HANDA Vic Open winner David Law.

The ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth begins on 14 February, 2019.