Lee, Paolucci claim Winn Jr. Cup Challenge

Anthony Paolucci and David Lee after winning the 2010 Winn Junior Cup Challenge.

Girls Rankings »

#NameYearStateRating
1Andrea Lee2016CA68.3
2Kristen Gillman2016TX68.49
3Bethany Wu2015CA69.06
4Angel Yin2017CA69.68
5Jillian Hollis2015OH70.32

Boys Rankings »

#NameYearStateRating
1Sam Burns2015LA68.22
2Austin Connelly2015TX68.37
3Jorge Garcia2015FL68.39
4Andy Zhang2016FL68.4
5Davis Riley2015MS68.6

David Lee and Anthony Paolucci, the AJGA Rolex Junior Player of the Year, helped their team secure a victory Nov. 14 in the inaugural Winn Junior Cup Challenge at Rio Secco Golf Club in Henderson, Nev.

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Anthony Paolucci

Lee sealed the Cup for Team Harmon in the match-play event against Team Gulbis by making bogey on the 17th hole to close out Cindy Feng. Paolucci defeated Kristen Park, the girls player of the year, in the other match.

All four players were the top point earners in the 19 events that Winn Grips sponsored throughout the 2010 season. At the Winn Junior Cup Challenge, they received three days of instruction and interaction with swing coach Butch Harmon and LPGA star Natalie Gulbis.

“To look back on this and say that Cindy, Kristen, David and I were the first ones to play in this event is pretty cool,” Paolucci said. “And to be around Butch Harmon and all his tips and lessons is such a great experience.”

Paolucci, who is No. 1 in Golfweek’s Junior Rankings, has signed with USC. He finished inside the top 5 in his seven junior starts this season, including victories at the AJGA Thunderbird International Junior and AJGA Rolex Tournament of Champions.

Lee, No. 21 in Golfweek’s rankings, won in April at the AJGA Laredo Energy Junior at Traditions.

Information from the AJGA was used in this report.

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