Arizona State will add two more players to its short roster in January 2011. Justine Lee, of Sydney, Australia, and Kylee Duede, of Glendale, Ariz., will play for the Sun Devils next spring.
At 17, Lee became one of the youngest players to win the Srixon Australian Women’s Open in 2009. She also received an amateur exemption to play in the Women’s Australian Open that year, finishing 34th and earning low-amateur honors. Lee was an alternate on the Australian National Team that placed 15th at the Women’s World Amateur Team Championship in October.
“Justine is a fabulous player with a great resume,” head coach Melissa Luellen said. “She is a plus-3 handicap and will be a great addition to our spring roster.”
Duede is a transfer from Paradise Valley Community College in Scottsdale, Ariz. While there, she was named Arizona Community College (ACCAC) player of the year, and was 12th at the 2009 NJCAA National Championship in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Duede is a former softball player.
“Kylee is a terrific athlete with a huge passion for golf,” Luellen said. “She has a great desire to elevate her golf game and she feels the great tradition of Arizona State women’s golf is the best place to challenge her.”
Lee and Duede will join Laura Blanco and Daniela Ordonez, both of Bogota, Colombia, and Brittany McKee of Chandler, Ariz., on the Arizona State roster for the spring season. Returnees include Giulia Molinaro and Carlota Ciganda, who competed in two events during the fall season as individuals.
– Information from Arizona State Athletics was used in this report.