Team Canada veteran Jaclyn Lee transitions to the Young Pro Squad after five seasons as an amateur with the program. The 21-year-old recently turned professional after a stellar junior season with the Ohio State Buckeyes, highlighted by wins at the Big Ten Conference Championship, the Westbrook Invitational and the East&West Match Play. The finance major went on to cap her season with the Buckeyes with a T2 finish at regionals, followed by a school-record T5 finish at the NCAA Championship. Lee led the Canadian trio to a 7th place finish at the World Amateur in Ireland. The Calgary native earned her LPGA Tour card in the fall with a top-10 finish at the inaugural LPGA Q-Series tournament. In 2016, Lee was the recipient of the Marlene Streit Award (low amateur) at the CP Women’s Open in addition to winning the Alberta Ladies Amateur title for a second time. She also won the Future Links, driven by Acura Junior Skills National Event in 2013.
Q: What are some of your nicknames?
Jac, Jackie, JL
Q: How did you get into golf? Explain.
My dad initially got my sister and I into golf so we could play it as a family sport. Carolyn and I ended up liking it and started playing the sport competitively- my parents don’t play anymore though.
Q: How do you mark your golf ball?
Pink line and orange dots to make a circle.
Q: Do you have any siblings? If so, how old?
I have an older sister, Carolyn! She is now 22 (2 years older than me)
Q: What was the last book you read?
Other than my school textbooks, Training Camp by Jon Gordon
Q: Who would play you in a movie about your life?
Lucy Liu or Brenda Song
Q: What is something most people don’t know about you? Any hidden talents?
Most of my friends know that I’m a huge foodie… I have an adventurous palate so I’m always willing to try new foods. No hidden talents that I can think of though!
Q: What exercise do you dread the most?
Plate push circuits
Q: What was the last picture that you took on your phone?
Coincidentally- a picture of my food.
Q: What is the best thing about your hometown?
I really like the mountains- it’s something I’ve missed while at school in Ohio.
Q: Do you have any superstitions?
Yes, honestly too many to count or name!
Q: What is the most surprising thing in your golf bag?
I’m basically a walking pharmacy on the golf course.
Q: If you could have a walk-up song on the first tee box, what would it be?
Eye of the Tiger
Driver: Ping G LS tec, 9 degree loft
Woods: Ping G30 3 wood, 5 wood, Ping G 4 hybrid
Irons: Ping I Series 9-5
Wedges: Ping Glide 46, 50, 54, 58
Putter: Ping Cadence TR Ketsch-Mid
Ball: Titleist ProV1