USA Third at Copa de las Americas
Jan. 3, 2013
UCLA sophomore Erynne Lee helped the United States team to a third place finish after the first day at the Copa de las Americas in Miami Thursday.
Lee posted a one-over par 73, combined with teammate Lindy Duncan's 76 (+4), gave the U. S. a first round total of 149. That score trailed Argentina and Canada (147) by two strokes in the team competition. In the overall championship (men's and women's), the U.S. was tied for second place at 295, two shots behind Argentina at 293.
The 2013 Copa de las Americas, conducted by the Americas Golf Association and hosted by the United States Golf Association, is a team event for amateurs in North, Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean. Held at Doral Golf Resort and Spa, it consists of three 72-hole stroke-play competitions at the Blue Monster Course - overall, men and women - and the competitions end on Sunday.
In other UCLA golf news, the Northern California Golf Assn. announced on Thursday that it will induct former UCLA All-American Kay Cockerill into its Hall of Fame in February. Cockerill, a member of the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame, won a pair of U.S. Women's Amateur Championships in 1985 and '86.
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