(LONDONDERRY, NH) – ECCO – a leading manufacturer of innovative footwear – announces that Ambassador Minjee Lee captured her first LPGA Tour Major title with a final round 64 and birdie on the first playoff hole at The Evian Championship on Sunday.
The Australian star, wearing ECCO BIOM® G3, went into Sunday’s round seven shots off the overnight leader, but birdied four of her final five holes to set the target at 18-under-par, before making another birdie on the first playoff hole to secure the title on the banks of Lake Geneva.
“It was really close and I’m really happy, I never thought about winning while playing, I just tried to make as many birdies as I could,” said Lee. “I saw the leaderboard maybe once or twice, and I just tried to play to the best of my ability and it’s really great to win a major!”
“It’s absolutely fantastic to see Minjee win her first major at the Evian Championship. Everyone at ECCO is delighted for her said Jesper Thuen, General Manager, ECCO GOLF USA “This is a fantastic achievement, but we know this is only the start for Minjee,” he added. “We hope that this will be the first of many majors for her.”
Lee was one of three players finishing in the top 10 this week wearing ECCO BIOM® G3, the company’s flagship cleated model that features smooth ECCO performance leather and a waterproof GORE-TEX construction that keeps feet dry and comfortable in all conditions.
The shoe is also highlighted by exceptional support and comfort with ECCO GOLF’s renowned BIOM® NATURAL MOTION® last that combines low-to-the-ground stability with a glove-like fit that is built for natural motion.
In addition to Minjee Lee, ECCO GOLF shoes are worn in competition around the world by Caroline Masson, Lydia Ko, Henrik Stenson, Fred Couples, Erik van Rooyen and Thomas Bjørn, among others. For further information about ECCO GOLF, please visit golf.ecco.com.
ECCO®, a world-leading brand of shoes combining style and comfort, has built its success on great design and leather quality, and innovative technology. Founded in Denmark in 1963, ECCO is one of the few major shoe manufacturers in the world, which owns and manages every aspect of its leather and shoe productions, and its retail sales. ECCO is among the largest producers in the world of high-quality leather, which is used in ECCO’s shoes, and own production of leather goods and is also sold to several leading luxury brands. Today, ECCO products are sold in 87 countries in more than 3,300 ECCO shops and shop-in-shops, and at more than 14,000 sales points around the world. The company is family-owned and employs more than 19,000 people worldwide.
ECCO USA is based in Londonderry, New Hampshire. For more information: www.eccousa.com, 800.886.3226.