Lee Leads USA Women into First at Copa de las Americas
Jan. 5, 2013
UCLA All-American Erynne Lee led a third round charge that gave the United States the lead at the Copa de las Americas tournament Saturday in Miami.
The UCLA sophomore was the only female in red numbers, firing a 71 (-1) and the USA assumed a two-stroke lead entering Sunday's final round. At 449 for 54 holes, the U.S. women's team was 17-over par, while Canada was second at 451 (+19).
At three-over par 219, Lee was tied for the individual lead with Mexico's Gabriela Lopez. Lee played the outward nine in three-under par, but fell to even on holes 11-14. She birdied the 18th to finish in the red.
"I started off pretty hot," said Lee, the 2012 national freshman of the year. "After the turn I was three-under, and after that it got a little shaky for me. My caddie helped me cool down throughout the round."
Lee's teammate Lindy Duncan posted a score of 76 (+4) and was tied for eighth at 230 (+14).
In the overall (men's and women's) standings, the USA was tied for second with Mexico at 888 (+24), five shots behind Canada (883, +17).
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