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Alison Lee helps U.S win Junior Solheim Cup

Posted: August 14, 2013 7:01 p.m.
Updated: August 14, 2013 7:01 p.m.
 

Valencia High graduate and UCLA-bound golfer Alison Lee helped the United States defeat Europe at the 2013 PING Junior Solheim Cup, which concluded Wednesday.

Lee beat Sweden’s Jessica Vasilic 3 and 1 in singles match play in the final portion of the three-round competition at The Inverness Hotel & Golf Club in Englewood, Colo. to help the U.S. team win 14.5-9.5 overall.

Each team consisted of 12 of the top junior golfers aged 12-18 who were selected from a pool of American and European players.

Lee is No. 1 in the Polo American Junior Golf Association rankings.

On Tuesday, Lee teamed up with American teammate Casey Danielson and lost 1-up on a four-ball match against Europe’s Karolin Lampert and Shannon Aubert.

Later that day, Alison Lee and Amy Lee lost 2 and 1 in a foursome match against the European team of Jessica Vasilic and Anne van Dam.

At the end of the day Tuesday, the U.S. and Europe were tied 6-6 with only the singles matches on Wednesday left to determine a winner.

The U.S., aided by Alison Lee, picked up 8.5 points on the final day compared to Europe’s 3.5.

The Junior Solheim Cup is played once every two years and it switches back-and-forth between locations in Europe and the U.S. This year’s was the seventh occurrence of the Junior Cup, which precedes the Solheim Cup played by professionals.

Alison Lee will begin her freshman year on UCLA’s golf team in September.

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