Andrea Lee wins McCormack Medal as top-ranked female
Andrea Lee (USGA/Steve Gibbons)
Andrea Lee wasn’t the last woman standing at the U.S. Women’s Amateur. Still, with the kind of golf she displayed at Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, Miss., last week, there’s no doubt she’s playing at the highest level of this game. As the top-ranked player in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, Lee has been named the Mark H. McCormack Medal winner.
With the honor, Lee earned exemptions into the 2020 U.S. Women’s Open and AIG Women’s British Open, and if she remains an amateur, would be an automatic selection to the 2020 Curtis Cup team. It would be her third time playing in those matches against Great Britain and Ireland.
Lee made a run to the semifinals at the U.S. Women’s Amateur. Two weeks before that, the rising Stanford senior earned a third-place finish at the Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship. Earlier in the summer, she was one of five amateurs to make the cut in the 2019 U.S. Women’s Open at the Country Club of Charleston. Additionally, Lee spent seven weeks as the No. 1 player in WAGR this past year and spent most of the past two years ranked inside the top five.
“To receive the McCormack Medal is such a great honor, and is one of the most rewarding achievements of my amateur career,” said Lee. “It goes to show that all of my hard work throughout this past year has really paid off, and to be at the top of the rankings is a very surreal feeling. This will only serve as further motivation to continue to work towards my goals in this game.”
Lee is about to enter her senior season at Stanford, where she has eight individual titles.
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