Nov. 17, 2010
The second-ranked UCLA women's golf program ended a successful fall campaign by signing two veteran junior players to National Letters of Intent, Head Coach Carrie Forsyth announced Wednesday.
Erynne Lee (Kitsat HS, Silverdale, WA) and Kyle Roig (American Heritage HS, Pembroke Pines, FL) are both veteran members of the American Junior Golf Assn. and the amateur circuit in the United States.
"We're really excited about the quality young ladies we signed for our incoming 2011 recruiting class," said Forsyth, who began her 12th season as the Bruins' coach in the fall. "Erynne and Kyle represent the ideal type of player we strive to recruit: great students, and top level athletes. Both will contribute significantly to our team over their years at UCLA. We look forward to having them join our roster next fall."
Lee enjoyed an outstanding appearance at the 2010 U.S. Women's Amateur. She tied for first in stroke play with scores of 72-66--138 (-6) and advanced to the quarterfinals before falling 4&3 to Jessica Korda. Last month, she earned 2nd Team AJGA All-America honors after earning a ranking of 15th. In the last 12 months on the AJGA circuit, she recorded six Top 20 results in 10 starts with a victory at the Laredo Energy Junior. She was also ranked 13th on the Jr. Golf Scoreboard with a victory and seven Top 20 results.
In January, Roig won the prestigious Harder Hall Women's Invitational with scores of 70-71-72-75 -- 288 (E). After tying for first place, she birdied the first playoff hole to beat Alexis Thompson. She was ranked 51st by the AJGA and 40th by the Jr. Golf Scoreboard. On the AJGA circuit, she recorded six Top 20 finishes in eight starts in the last 12 months. In June, she tied for second at the AJGA Florida Junior and in August, she placed third at the Junior PGA Championship with scores of 70-72-73--215 (-1). On the Jr. Golf Scoreboard, she recorded one victory and six Top 20 results.