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Valencia grad Alison Lee wins tourney

West Ranch lacrosse player J.K. Torres on national stage

Posted: July 12, 2013 9:30 p.m.
Updated: July 12, 2013 9:30 p.m.
 

Alison Lee went out on top.

The 18-year-old Valencia High graduate capped her American Junior Golf Association career with yet another victory, winning the Rolex Tournament of Champions on Friday at Lancaster Country Club in Lancaster, Pa.

It was Lee’s third consecutive victory at a junior tournament. All three wins have come in the last five weeks.

The first was the Rolex Girls Junior Championship in early June and she followed that with a win at the ClubCorp Mission Hills Desert Junior tournament the following week.

This week’s win at the Tournament of Champions was the most prestigious of the three wins, and it’s her first win at the vaunted AJGA event.

Not a bad lead-in to her college career, which is set to begin at UCLA in the fall. She graduated from Valencia in May.

Lee, who has been playing in AJGA tournaments since age 12, finishes her junior career with nine overall tournament victories. She’s been ranked No. 1 in the junior Polo rankings for the last six months.

The latest win came Friday by a wide margin, as Lee’s four-round score of 4-under 276 was six shots clear of second-place Andrea Lee’s mark of 2-over.

Lee entered the final round with a four-stroke lead over the field of 60 golfers.

In addition to junior tournaments, Lee has also participated in four LPGA majors, three of them U.S. Opens and one appearance at the Kraft Nabisco Championship.

Lee made the cut twice at the U.S. Women’s Open, in 2010 and 2012.

In addition, last year, she finished runner-up at the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship hosted by the United State Gold Association.

 

W.R. lacrosse player makes elite club team

West Ranch High lacrosse player J.K. Torres had an opportunity to showcase his talents on a national stage earlier this summer.

The defensive midfielder was selected to the West Coast Starz lacrosse team, one of the nation’s premiere club programs.

Torres played alongside athletes from Seattle, San Diego and as far away as Colorado.

This summer, Torres traveled to Boston with the Starz to take part in the Legacy Boston Invitational, which pits the nation’s top lacrosse club programs against each other.

At the tournament, Torres, a senior to be at West Ranch, scored two goals and consistently defended against opponent’s top scoring threats as the team went 3-4 at the college showcase.

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