Amateur Team Canada

Calgary’s Jaclyn Lee successfully defends Alberta Junior title

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Jaclyn Lee (Alberta Golf)

Calgary – Jaclyn Lee, a member of Team Canada’s Development Squad, capped off the Alberta Junior Girls Championship with a final round 73 to defend her title at Bearspaw Country Club, winning by 4 shots over Development Squad teammate Sabrine Garrison.

The 17-year-old Calgary native also captured the Sun Life Financial Ladies Amateur Championship one week earlier with a win at Whitetail Crossing in Mundare, Alta.

“It hasn’t really settled in yet,” said Lee. “I never thought this would happen. I’m really excited to win these past two weeks.”

Despite bogeys on holes 1, 2, and 4, Lee was able to overcome her erratic start with birdies on 5, 8, and 9 before cruising through the back nine to cap off the championship in convincing fashion.

Lee, joined by Calgary’s Sabrine Garrison and Bria Jansen of Cochrane, Alta. will form the Alberta Junior Girls Interprovincial team that will compete at the Canadian Junior Girls Championship in a few weeks. She will also represent Alberta on the Ladies Amateur Interprovincial team as her busy schedule continues.

Calgary’s Kenna Hughes, 16, won the Juvenile Girls Championship after a 74, her low round for the championship. The round was even better than it sounded, but a triple bogey on the 16th hole negated 3 birdies on 7, 8, and 12. Still, she’ll take the positive of her good score and overall success in the championship and look to build on it at the Canadian Junior Girls Championship.

At 17-years-old, Lee is still eligible to play in 2015 and will attempt to defend her title once more, hoping to become the fourth player to win three or more Alberta Junior titles.

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