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Teenager Lee to make debut for NZealand at World Cup

india Updated: Aug 21, 2009 14:58 IST

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Teenage prodigy Danny Lee will make his professional debut for New Zealand at the World Cup golf event in China in November.

The 19-year-old said Friday he would partner David Smail in the two-man team to play 27 other countries over 72 holes of strokeplay at the Mission Hills Golf Club from November 26 to 29.

Lee said the prospect of gaining World Cup experience was the icing on the cake after an exciting debut year as a professional.

"I am excited to have the opportunity to represent New Zealand in the World Cup. It is always a great honour to play for your country and I am looking forward to doing this for the first time as a professional," he said.

The South Korean-born player became the youngest winner in European Tour history when he won the Johnnie Walker Classic in Perth in March.

He turned professional in April and has since played on sponsors' invitations on the PGA Tour in the United States.

He has played 11 events on the tour this year with one top-10 finish. He was also the youngest player in history to contest the World Golf Championship-Bridgestone Invitational in Ohio this month.