Team Canada’s Jaclyn Lee collects first NCAA victoryWritten by Golf Canada
VERONA, Wis. – Calgary’s Jaclyn Lee has added another accolade to her impressive resume.
The 20-year-old Ohio State junior carded seven birdies to post a 5-under-par 67, climbing three spots up the leaderboard en route to capturing her first collegiate title on Sunday at the East & West Challenge.
Lee, a four-year Team Canada member, opened with an even-par 70 on Saturday at University Ridge Golf Course before marching up the standings into first place, where she shared medallist honours with Oregon’s Kathleen Scavo.
For Head Coach Tristan Mullally, it was only a matter of time before Lee notched her first NCAA win.
“Jaclyn is learning to be more aggressive and play to her strengths, she is a fantastic ball striker who is starting to be better at taking her chances,” said Mullally. “It was only a matter of time before her ability to shoot low scores translated into an NCAA win.”
The former Alberta Ladies Amateur champion paced the Buckeyes to a 3rd place finish through two rounds of stroke play. The match play portion of the tournament is set to begin on Monday, with Lee facing off against Alanna Campbell at 10:39 a.m. ET
In her sophomore season, Lee led the Buckeyes in scoring average as well as total finishes in the top-5, earning her a selection to the All-Big Ten Second Team.