Born and raised in South Korea, Beon Lee started playing golf at age 11 and entered his first official tournament one year later at the age of 12. In just his first tournament, Lee shot an 85 and finished in the top 10 which sparked more interest and a drive to improve. Growing up in South Korea, golf was an expensive sport and therefore very difficult for most to practice on a consistent basis or at a level required to improve through to the professional ranks. He spent most of his time on the range often hitting 2000 balls per day.
In 2006, at the age of 17, Beon moved to Canada to continue to pursue his golfing dreams. Competing on the Mackenzie Tour – Canada, Lee has made a total of 29 appearances since 2013 and has a scoring average of 72.25. In 2015, Beon ranked 149th in the Order of Merit and saw his best performances in 2014 when he had two top 10 finishes (Cape Breton Celtic Classic presented by PC Financial & The Players Cup). Lee gained experience at the RBC Canadian Open in 2010 and again in 2014. Although he failed to make the cut in either appearance, he shot a career low 65 in the second round in 2010.
More recently, Lee competed at the ATB Classic in Calgary where he was the best Canadian player of the week (T-5), and was the winner at the Manac Open in St-Georges, Québec on the Circuit Canadian Pro Tour, Quebec where he had the lowest score total in Québec’s history at 30 under par over the 4-day event. Lee has also had success at the Cornwall Open being named Champion in 2012, 2014 and 2015.
Beon notes that his inspiration and role models for golf are KJ Choi and Sang-moon Bae. He continues to train with his team and is working hard both on and off the course in order to qualify for his next event. The long Canadian winters proves to be a challenge but finds that time spent in the gym and at the indoor golf facility will benefit his game in 2017. Lee feels that he has reached a level that he can now feel his swing and predict what his ball will behave each stroke he makes.