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Canada’s Jaclyn Lee turns professional

Written by Canadian Press with files from Golf Canada
Jaclyn Lee (Golf Canada)

Jaclyn Lee has turned professional. Lee, 21, has opted to forego her final semester of eligibility at the Ohio State University and begin a professional career in the LPGA, the Canadian golfer announced in an Instagram post Friday night.

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I’ve got some news for y’all 👇🏼 peep it!! • • • I’ve turned professional and made my decision to forego my last semester of eligibility at school in order to start my career on the LPGA. I will still be finishing up school at Ohio State in the spring, but I will not be playing on the team. This is not a decision I made lightly – which is why it took so long for me to come to a conclusion. I’m extremely touched by all the support I have received so far from all the parties involved in my decision. I’m lucky to have each and every one of you in my life. While my time at Ohio State is eventually going to come to an end, it’s bittersweet to be leaving the team a little early. I’m going to miss my Buckeye Family but I’m also really excited to start my new chapter. I feel very blessed for everyone who has been a part of my journey so far. It’s been a great 3.5 years being a part of the Lady Buckeye Golf Team and I wish them nothing but the best in the future. Enjoy some of these low quality photos with some high quality people that I’m going to miss seeing every day #alwaysabuckeye

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The Calgary wrote she will be wrapping up her degree at the American university in the spring, but will not be playing for its golf team.

“This is not a decision I made lightly – which is why it took so long for me to come to a conclusion. I’m extremely touched by all the support I have received so far from all the parties involved in my decision,” said Lee.

“I’m lucky to have each and every one of you in my life. While my time at Ohio State was eventually going to come to an end, it’s bittersweet to be leaving the team a little early. I’m going to miss my Buckeye family, but I’m also really excited to start my new chapter. I feel very blessed for everyone who has been a part of my journey so far.”

Lee picked up her LPGA Tour card for 2019 in November after finishing sixth in the Q-Series LPGA tournament

She is a 6-year veteran of the Team Canada program (Amateur Squad in 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 | Development Squad in 2015, 2014).

She also earned second-team All-American honours from the Women’s Golf Coaches Association in July.

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