Rebecca Lee-Bentham first started golfing at the age of 12 and was selected onto the National Team Program at the age of 15 as part of the development squad.
She holds an impressive list of accomplishments as an amateur and has won a number of prestigious tournaments including the Ontario Women's Amateur in 2007, the Canadian Junior Girls title in 2010, and the Canadian Women's Amateur in 2011. She also qualified and played in the 2010 US Women's Open and earned an exemption into the 2010 Canadian Women's Open.
Lee-Bentham's impressive amateur resume scored her a full scholarship to the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned the Big 12 Championship team title.
After winning the Canadian Women's Amateur in 2011, Lee-Bentham decided to turn professional instead of returning for her sophomore year.
She secured her full LPGA TOUR card on her first attempt through LPGA Qualifying school in December of 2011.
In 2013, Rebecca finished T11th at the Evian Championship and ended the season 80th on the money list. That year she was voted by Canadian golf writers as a female professional in the year.
Injuries combined with the desire to be closer to her family would lead Lee-Bentham to retire in 2016 after the CP Women's Open.
After her retirement from competitive golf, Lee-Bentham found a passion for teaching the game to others. Her love for the game grew and so did her passion to compete again.
In the Spring of 2019, she went back into competition, immediately having good results. She finished 8th at the Colorado Women’s Open and won the DCM PGA Women's Championship, shooting a course record, final round, 63 (-9).
Most impressively, Lee-Bentham received an exemption into a professional men's event on the Mackenzie Tour. Despite a huge length disadvantage, she missed the cut by just a single shot and managed to shoot 69 in one round on a 7000+ yard course.
Lee-Bentham is a member of the PGA of Canada and currently holds full status on the LPGA Symetra Tour for the 2020-2021 seasons. Her plan is to work towards her dreams of winning on the LPGA tour, but her passion will always be to help others and to grow the game that has given her so much.
A Track Record of Success