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
T22 – ISPS Handa Women’s Australia Open (LPGA Tour)
3rd – Windy City Collegiate Championship
5th – 2018 World Amateur Team Championship (Individual – Espirito Santo Trophy)
Quarterfinalist – 2018 USGA U.S. Women’s Amateur
Round-of-16 – 2018 North & South Women`s Amateur Championship
Semi-finalist – 2018 Ladies British Open Amateur Championship
T35 – 2018 Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give
T5 – 2018 NCAA National Championship
T2 – 2018 NCAA Madison Regional
Champion – 2018 Big Ten Championship (NCAA)
2nd – 2018 Clover Cup (NCAA)
Champion – 2018 Westbrook Invitational (NCAA)
T1 – 2017 East & West Match Play (NCAA)
Round-of-16 – 2017 Pacific Northwest Women’s Amateur Championship
Round-of-16 – 2017 North and South Amateur Championship
2nd – 2017 B.C. Women’s Amateur Championship
T5 – 2017 Big Ten Conference Championship (NCAA)
T5 – 2017 Lady Buckeye Invitational (NCAA)
T6 – 2016 Trinity Forest Invitational Presented by Vic Salvino (NCAA)
T2 – 2016 East & West Match Play Challenge (NCAA)
T59 – 2016 CP Women’s Open (Marlene Streit Award – low amateur)
Quarter-finalist – 2016 PNGA Women’s Amateur Championship
Quarter-finalist – 2016 Women’s North & South Amateur Championship
T3 – 2016 Women’s Porter Cup
Champion – 2016 Sun Life Financial Alberta Ladies Amateur Championship
3rd – 2015 Sun Life Financial Alberta Ladies Amateur
2nd – 2014 AJGA David Leadbetter Junior Championship
Champion – 2014 Alberta Junior Girls Championship
Champion – 2014 Alberta Ladies Amateur
Champion – 2014 CN Future Links Prairie Championship
Champion – 2013 Alberta Junior Girls Championship
Champion – 2013 CN Future Links Prairie Championship
Champion – 2012 CN Future Links Western Championship
WGCA Second Team All-American (2018)
First Team All-Big Ten (2018)
All-American Scholar (2015-16)
Champion – Future Links Junior Skills Challenge National Event (2013)
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