June 15, 2013
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - Incoming UC Davis golfer Paige Lee, who enjoyed a standout prep career at Granite Bay High School, added another prestigious achievement to her resumè when she captured the Northern California Golf Association Women's Amateur Championship in Pebble Beach last week.
Lee, who signed her national letter of intent with the Aggies last November, shot a two-round total of 1-over 147 to decisively capture medalist honors by four shots. Lee opened with a 1-under 72 at Spyglass Hill Golf Course on Monday before following with a 2-over 75 at the Links at Spanish Bay a day later.
Santa Clara junior Taylor Camany was second at 5 over while Anna Zhou was third at 6 over. Former Arkansas Razorback golfer Corrina Reese, Fresno State assistant coach Holly Bare and Cal Poly junior Morgan Thomas each tied for fourth place, seven shots behind Lee.
Lee had three birdies in her opening round and just two bogeys, playing the front nine at Spyglass Hill a shot under par before covering the back nine holes even. She then blitzed the front nine at Spanish Bay with a three-under 32, firing four birdies. She eventually finished two shots above par for the round.
Lee capped her high school career by finishing ninth at the CIF/WSCGA tournament after taking fourth at the NorCal Championships. She helped lead Granite Bay to four league championships while also helping highlight her junior career with several honors, including being named the 2011 Northern California Player of the Year. She also earned a spot on the 2012 America Junior Golf Association All-America team.
Lee will be joining a UC Davis program that has reached the elite level of Div. I golf. The Aggies, who have won four straight Big West Championships, qualified for the NCAA Div. I Finals for the third time in 2012.