Teenage amateur golfer Rachel Lee matched for the Australian Open women's lead.

Teenage amateur Rachel Lee was almost late to the first tee yet tied American Jenny Shin for the lead in the Australian Open first round.

After getting the timings mixed up, 16-year-old Lee had to rush to start her round Thursday and shot a 6-under 67 at The Lakes Golf Club in a two-venue competition with men's and women's fields.

“I was putting and my coach says, ‘Rachel, you're on the tee,’” Sydney high school student Lee said. “I ran out there. I've learned.”

Jenny Shin a 66 at The Australian Golf Club to finish 6 under. 

The pair led South Korean two-time major winner Jiyai Shin by one shot.At 4 under

South African Ashleigh Buhai and local Stephanie Kyriacou placed fourth.

Cameron Davis led the men's field at 9 under after a 63 at The Lakes.

 The 2017 champion beat Patrick Rodgers by one with an eagle at the par-5 14th and seven birdies.

Connor Syme of Scotland was third at 7 under after a 64 at The Australian.

All but two of the top 10 men's players have their first rounds at The Lakes, including Min Woo Lee

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