March 27, 2012

Alison Lee earns spot in Kraft Nabisco Championship

Many juniors dream of playing professional golf, and what could be more exciting than playing in a major? This week, high school junior Alison Lee will get her third under her belt. She has competed in two U.S. Women's Opens, but will get her first crack at the Kraft Nabisco Championship this weekend.

Lee earned entry into the event by winning the fresh & easy Kraft Foods Legacy Junior Challenge. Held Tuesday at Mission Hills Country Club and conducted by the Southern California Golf Association, the Legacy Junior Challenge gave 18 junior girls, 16 of which are AJGA members, a chance to qualify for a spot in the LPGA’s first major of the year.

Though this will be Lee's first time participating in the Kraft Nabisco Championship, she is familiar with Mission Hills Country Club's Dinah Shore Tournament Course. In 2010, Lee was the victor at the ClubCorp Mission Hills Desert Junior, a long-standing event on the AJGA schedule. Her rounds of 72-69-69 gave her a tournament total of 6-under-par and a two-shot lead.

Lee, the highest-ranked AJGA junior in the field, recently captured her first Invitational victory at the ANNIKA Invitational in January. She is currently ranked No. 6 in the Polo Golf Rankings.

 
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Boys
Total
1
*Austin Hitt
210
2
Zhengkai Bai
210
3
Zachary Bariso
211
Girls
Total
1
Latanna Stone
219
2
Emma Albrecht
220
3
Lei Ye
222
Under Armour® / Scott Stallings Championship
Boys
Total
1
Goodman Rudolph
205
2
Ryan Hall
206
3
Brayden Garrison
207
Girls
Total
1
Olivia Cason
207
2
Amanda Doherty
208
3
Abigail Heck
212
Lockton Kansas City Junior
Boys
Total
1
Andy Spencer
202
2
Reese Ramsey
207
3
Brian Choe
209
Girls
Total
1
Pajaree Anannarukarn
208
T
2
Mia Ayer
220
T
2
Alexa Tsay
220
The Yang Foundation Junior at Wood Ranch
Boys
Total
1
Sean Yi
209
2
Brandon Brame
210
3
Seldon Doyle
212
Girls
Total
1
Kailie Vongsaga
215
2
Brittany Park
216
3
Ziyi Wang
217
AJGA Philadelphia Junior presented by Golf Performance Center
Boys
Total
1
Christian Cavaliere
216
2
Brent Ito
218
3
Alex Zhu
219
Girls
Total
1
Holly McCann
220
T
2
Brynn Walker
221
T
2
Jackie Rogowicz
221
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