June 20, 2014
VILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C. - A memorable opportunity at the U.S. Women's Open for UC Davis golfer Paige Lee came to an end on Friday when the Aggie freshman missed the cut at the prestigious event at Pinehurst No. 2 Golf Course.
Lee shot a 14-over 84 in the second round to go to 17 over overall, missing the 36-hole cut. She opened the tournament on Thursday with an impressive 3-over 73 while tying for the first-day lead with five birdies. She was in the top 35 after the first round.
Lee couldn't find that same rhythm on Friday, quickly moving to 5 over after two holes but rallied to drop just one stroke the rest of the front nine. She was was 8 over on the back, missing the cut by eight shots.
Michelle Wie is 4 under and leads Lexi Thompson by three shots. They are the only players under par in the tournament which is being held on the same course as last week's U.S. Open.
Lee had earned a spot in the tournament during qualifying last month at Half Moon Bay, becoming just the third Aggie golfer to advance to the U.S. Women's Open since 2009.
She enjoyed a tremendous inaugural year with the Aggies, earning All-Big West first-team honors while helping UC Davis capture its fourth straight league title.