Burns, Lee collect victories at Rolex TOC
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Sam Burns of Shreveport, La., and Andrea Lee of Hermosa Beach, Calif. won their respective divisions at the Rolex Tournament of Champions on Friday.
Burns, a LSU commit for 2015, shot a 4-under 68 in the final round to win by three shots at Richland Country Club in Nashville, Tenn. An eagle hole out on the par-5 15th and an 8-footer on 18 propelled Burns to his first AJGA invitational victory.
Both Adam Wood of Zionsville, Ind., and Collin Morikawa of La Canada Flintridge, Calif., shot 8-under 64 in the final round. Wood, a Duke signee, finished in second, while Morikawa a class-of-2015 graduate, finished in third.
Texas-bound Doug Ghim finished in solo fourth at 16-under 272 and William Register of Burlington, N.C., finished in fifth another two shots back.
Lee, No. 1 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Junior Rankings, shot rounds of 71-69-67-70 for an 11-under 277 total. She capped off her first invitational victory with an eight-stroke victory. Prior to her win, she accumulated 12 top-10 finishes in AJGA invitationals.
Finishing in a tie for second was Alice Jo of China and Robynn Ree of Redondo Beach, Calif., at 3-under 285. Rounding out the top 5 was Mariel Galdiano of Pearl City, Hawaii, and Shannon Brooks of Vienna, Va., at 2 under.