Andrea Lee Named Amateur of the Month for October
Stanford sophomore Andrea Lee
BIRMINGHAM, AL (November 21, 2017) - Andrea Lee
, a 19-year-old rising sophomore at Stanford University, has been named Amateur of the Month for October by the Southern Golf Association (SGA).
During Lee’s fall season at Stanford, she went back-to-back winning the Stanford Intercollegiate (207), rain-shortened Nanea Pac-12 Preview (137) and Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational (208). After three college wins and tying for third at the ANNIKA Intercollegiate (212), she has been a favorite on the ANNIKA Award Watch List.
Lee, a native of Hermosa Beach, CA, experienced a successful summer prior returning to Stanford. For the second time in the last three years, Lee won the 2017 Southern California Women's Amateur Championship at San Gabriel Country Club, claiming to be the top female amateur golfer in Southern California. With a score of four-under 209, Lee comfortably won by four strokes over Beth Lillie.
Earlier in the summer, she represented the U.S. team at the 2017 World University Games at the Sunrise Golf and Country Club in Taipei. She finished fourth with two-under 214 while Team USA captured the gold medal.
Announced on November 16, Lee accepted an invitation from the USGA's International Team Selection Committee to participate in a practice session in advance of the 2018 Curtis Cup Match. Lee represented the United States in 2016, when the Curtis Cup took place at Dun Laoghaire Golf Club in Ireland.
Lee is currently the fourth-ranked player in the Golfweek/AmateurGolf.com Women's Rankings.
Winners of the SGA’s monthly award are determined by an international panel of golf officials, coaches and journalists. Now in its 14th season, notable recipients have been Bill Haas, Michelle Wie, Hunter Mahan, Ryan Moore, J. B. Holmes, Webb Simpson, Rhys Davies, Kyle Stanley, Kevin Fortin-Simard, Rickie Fowler, Danny Lee, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Alice Hewson, and more recently Cameron Champ & Doc Redman.