Eric Lee, the Co-Pac-12 Men’s Golfer of the Week, became Cal’s first freshman to win an event since 2015.
Freshman Won Share Of Marquette Intercollegiate Title In Collegiate Debut
BERKELEY – California freshman Eric Lee was named Co-Pac-12 Men’s Golfer of the Week by the conference office Tuesday following an impressive start to his collegiate career at the Marquette Intercollegiate on Sept. 3-5.
Lee won co-medalist honors in his first collegiate tournament while playing as an individual, shooting 3-under-par across 54 holes (71-70-72) to finish tied with Chattanooga’s Sam Espinosa-Trueba atop the 78-player field. He shared the Pac-12 weekly honor with Arizona State’s Preston Summerhays, who won the Sahalee Players Championship in Sammamish, Washington, on Sept. 9-10.
After entering the final round tied for the lead, Lee overcame four bogeys – including three over a four-hole span on the back nine – with birdies on holes 16 and 18 to clinch the shared victory at Erin Hills Golf Course in Hartford, Wisconsin. The newcomer was in contention throughout the three-day tournament, having started the first round with an eagle.
Lee, who hails from Fullerton, is the first Cal freshman to win an event since KK Limbhasut captured the Aggie Invitational title on April 5, 2015.
Cal is back on the course next week at the Husky Invitational, hosted at Gold Mountain Golf Club’s Olympic Course in Bremerton, Washington, on Sept. 18-19.
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