Walker Lee Claims First Pro Golf Win at Colombia Classic
Walker Lee, a former Texas A&M men’s golf All-American, earned his first professional tournament victory on Sunday at the Colombia Classic presented by Rocha Brothers. Lee shot a final round 64 to finish 19-under 261, one stroke ahead of Austin Hitt.
Lee, who graduated from Texas A&M with a bachelor’s degree in business in 2022, played in just his 10th professional event since earning his PGA TOUR Latinoamérica membership in January 2023. He showed remarkable consistency and skill throughout the four-day tournament, firing rounds of 66-66-65-64 on the par-70, 6,592-yard Ruitoque Golf & Country Club.
Lee entered the final round trailing by three strokes, but he quickly erased the deficit with four birdies on the front nine. He then added three more birdies on the back nine, including a clutch 15-foot putt on the 18th hole that sealed his win.
“It feels amazing to win my first professional tournament,” Lee said after his victory. “I’ve been working hard on my game and I’m glad it paid off this week. I want to thank my family, my coaches, my sponsors and everyone who supported me along the way.”
Lee’s win propelled him to the top of the Totalplay Cup points list, which determines the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica Player of the Year and the Korn Ferry Tour exemptions for 2024. Lee has three top-10 finishes in his last four tournaments, including a fifth place at JHSF Alberto do Brasil and a 10th place at Diners Club Peru Open.
Lee is aiming to finish first on the Totalplay Cup points list and earn full status on the Korn Ferry Tour, which is one step away from the PGA TOUR. The next four spots earn conditional status on the Korn Ferry Tour.
“I’m very happy with my position on the points list, but I know there are still three more events left and anything can happen,” Lee said. “I’m going to keep playing my best golf and try to win more tournaments.”
Lee was a standout player at Texas A&M, where he earned PING All-America honors twice and won five individual titles, including two Aggie Invitationals. He also had seven top-10 finishes in his senior year, including a fourth place at the NCAA Bryan Regional.
Lee is one of the rising stars of American golf and has a bright future ahead of him. He will be back in action at the next PGA TOUR Latinoamérica event, the Abierto de Chile presented by Volvo, which starts on June 8.
Walker Lee Age: Walker Lee is 23 years old. He was born on June 6, 1999 in Houston, Texas. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in business.
Walker Lee Wife: Walker Lee is not married. He has not publicly disclosed any information about his personal life or relationships.
Walker Lee Blacksmith: Walker Lee is not a blacksmith. He is a professional golfer who plays on the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica. He won his first professional tournament at the Colombia Classic in May 2023.
Walker Lee Santa Ana: Walker Lee is not from Santa Ana. He is from Houston, Texas. He attended Memorial High School before enrolling at Texas A&M University.
Walker Lee Golf: Walker Lee is a professional golfer who plays on the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica. He started playing golf at the age of four and was a standout player at Texas A&M University, where he earned PING All-America honors twice and won five individual titles. He turned professional in January 2023 and earned his PGA TOUR Latinoamérica membership with a second place finish at the qualifying tournament2. He won his first professional tournament at the Colombia Classic in May 2023 and is currently leading the Totalplay Cup points list, which determines the Korn Ferry Tour exemptions for 2024.
Walker Lee Costa Mesa: Walker Lee has no known connection to Costa Mesa. He is from Houston, Texas and currently plays golf on the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica.