Lee Selected to Compete at Copa de las Americas
Oct. 22, 2012
UCLA sophomore Erynne Lee has been selected as one of the four amateur players added to the USA Teams that will compete in the 2013 Copa de las Americas, the United States Golf Association (USGA) announced on Monday. The Copa de las Americas will take place from Jan. 3-6, 2013, at Doral Resort and Spa in Miami, Fla.
The Copa de las Americas is an amateur team competition for countries in North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. There are three 72-hole competitions - men's, women's and overall - with 18 holes played on each of the four days. This will be the first time the championship is hosted in the United States.
Lee, in her second year at UCLA, has already amassed an impressive resume. In her freshman season, she won the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate and earned NGCA Freshman of the Year and All-America First Team honors. She has also reached the semifinals of the 2008 U.S. Women's Amateur and the quarterfinals in 2010-12 in addition to competing twice in the U.S. Women's Open. Lee traveled to Turkey at the beginning of this year and competed in the Women's World Amateur Team Championship with teammate and fellow sophomore Kyle Roig.
The January, Lee will team up and represent the USA with Duke University's Lindy Duncan, 21, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The men's team has selected Tennessee's Steven Fox, 21, and Chris Williams, 21, from the University of Washington.
"These four players are to be congratulated for being named to the USA Teams and for outstanding achievements throughout their careers," said USA Team Captain, Jim Williams. "They are undoubtedly up to this challenge, and I am honored to serve as their captain."
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