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Valencia grad Alison Lee’s falls in semi of Women’s Am

Posted: August 10, 2013 7:17 p.m.
Updated: August 10, 2013 7:17 p.m.

Valencia graduate Alison Lee plays her tee shot at the 10th hole during the semifinal round of match play at the 2013 U.S. Women's Amateur at Country Club of Charleston in Charleston, S.C. on Saturday.

The timing probably couldn’t have been any worse.

Competing in the semifinals of the 2013 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship at the Country Club of Charleston in Charleston, S.C. for the first time in her career, 18-year-old Valencia graduate Alison Lee was defeated 1-up by Alabama freshman Emma Talley.

Lee, who will be a freshman at UCLA this fall, struggled with a persistent nosebleed that began on the third hole and required a brief medical stoppage before she teed off on No. 4.

“We’re friends, so I was like, ‘Oh that’s just the worst timing,” Talley said. “That’s just hard and I felt so bad for her, but she just took it really well.”

In her final tournament before entering college, Lee — the most accomplished female golfer in the Santa Clarita Valley’s history, just missed advancing to Sunday’s final.

Lee won Nos. 14-16 to square the match. Talley took the par-3 17th with a par to regain the lead, and won the match with a conceded par on the par-4 18th.

Yueer Cindy Feng won the other semifinal match Saturday to advance to the 36-hole final.



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