Strong regional finish wraps Lee's Aggie career

May 10, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - UC Davis senior Paige Lee shot a 2-over-par 74 to finish in a tie for 38th place, wrapping up action at the NCAA Albuquerque Region women’s golf championship hosted at the University of New Mexico’s South Championship Course Wednesday afternoon.

A native of Folsom, California, and an alumna of Granite Bay High School and E-Club Sacramento GC, Lee wraps up a career that featured four NCAA postseason appearances, four first-team All-Big West Conference awards, an appearance at the 2014 U.S. Open, and a conference Player of the Year Award. She shot a three-round total of 226 during this week’s tournament, putting her career stroke average at 74.30 – second in school history only to LPGA Tour player Demi Runas.

Lee shot 1-over 37 on the back nine then matched that score on the front for Wednesday’s 74 total, her best of the regional. This moved her up 12 places on the individual leaderboard into a five-way tie for 38th, and fourth among the tourney’s individual qualifiers.

Top-ranked Stanford won the tournament with a 2-over-par total of 866. No. 9 Duke (873), Pepperdine (879), No. 6 USC (884), California (888) and No. 16 Miami (888) claimed the remaining five team berths to the NCAA Finals. Stanford’s Albane Valenzuela won individual medalist with her 6-under-par 210 total, three strokes ahead of Pepperdine’s Tatiana Wijaya and Cal State Fullerton’s Martina Edberg. Wijaya, Edberg and Gonzaga’s Bianca Pagdanganan claim the individual at-large advancements to the national tournament.

The Albuquerque Regional ran on a par-72, 6,553-yard course.