Lee duo highlights 2014 Wyndham Cup selections
Monday, June 30, 2014
Californians Andrea Lee and Amy Lee (no relation) will represent the West for the third straight year at next week's Wyndham Cup.
They will be among 40 junior golfers from 18 states competing in the AJGA team event, which is in its 25th year and will take place July 7-10 at Old Sandwich Golf Club in Plymouth, Mass. The West notched a five-point victory last season, winning the Cup for the first time since 2010 and moving its all-time record to 13-9-2.
Andrea Lee, of Hermosa Beach, went undefeated in 2013 and holds a 7-1 career record at the Wyndham Cup. She is the top-ranked player in the Golfweek/Sagarin Junior Rankings. Amy Lee, of Brea, boasts a 6-1-1 career record at the Wyndham Cup.
They'll be joined on the West team by 18 others, including Lakareber Abe of Angleton, Texas; Bethany Wu of Diamond Bar, Calif.; Sam Burns of Shreveport, La.; Brad Dalke of Hobart, Okla.; and Austin Connelly of Irving, Texas.
Dalke is competing in his fourth Wyndham Cup. He is a three-time AJGA invitational winner and is 6-3-3 all-time at the Wyndham Cup. Connelly, competing in his second Wyndham Cup, recently won the AJGA FJ Invitational while Burns, who missed last year's Wyndham Cup after competing in 2012, notched his first invitational victory at the AJGA Rolex Tournament of Champions.
On the East side, second-ranked Andy Zhang of Reunion, Fla., highlights the boys lineup while three-time Wyndham Cup participant Sierra Brooks of Sorrento, Fla., headlines a list of 10 girls.
Zhang won this year's AJGA Thunderbird Junior and was runner-up at the CB&I Boys Championship, won by another East team member, Doug Ghim of Arlington Heights, Ill. Brooks has a 4-3-1 career record in the Wyndham Cup and will be joined by two-time participants Abbey Carlson of Lake Mary, Fla.; Bailey Tardy of Norcross, Ga.; and Anna Newell of Tampa, Fla.
Here are the complete rosters:
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- John Augenstein, Owensboro, Ky.
- Jorge Garcia, Miami
- Doug Ghim, Arlington Heights, Ill.
- Benjamin Griffin, Chapel Hill, N.C.
- Nick Hardy, Northbrook, Ill.
- Theo Humphrey, Greenwich, Conn.
- Davis Riley, Hattiesburg, Miss.
- Qi Wen Wong, Bradenton, Fla.
- Adam Wood, Zionsville, Ind.
- Andy Zhang, Reunion, Fla.
- Shannon Brooks, Vienna, Va.
- Sierra Brooks, Sorrento, Fla.
- Abbey Carlson, Lake Mary, Fla.
- Rachel Dai, Milton, Ga.
- Jillian Hollis, Rocky River, Ohio
- Rinko Mitsunaga, Roswell, Ga.
- Anna Newell, Tampa, Fla.
- Sophia Schubert, Oak Ridge, Tenn.
- Lauren Stephenson, Lexington, S.C.
- Bailey Tardy, Norcross, Ga.
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- Sam Burns, Shreveport, La.
- Austin Connelly, Irving, Texas
- Brad Dalke, Hobart, Okla.
- Cooper Dossey, Austin, Texas
- George Cunningham, Tucson, Ariz.
- Nathan Jeansonne, Keithville, La.
- K.K. Limbhasut, Loma Linda, Calif.
- Collin Morikawa, La Canada Flintridge, Calif.
- Josh Seiple, Castle Rock, Colo.
- Jacob Solomon, Dublin, Calif.
- Lakareber Abe, Angleton, Texas
- Kristen Gillman, Austin, Texas
- Amy Lee, Brea, Calif.
- Andrea Lee, Hermosa Beach, Calif.
- Hannah O’Sullivan, Paradise Valley, Ariz.
- Kaitlyn Papp, Austin, Texas
- Robynn Ree, Redondo Beach, Calif.
- Maddie Szeryk, Allen, Texas
- Elizabeth Wang, San Marino, Calif.
- Bethany Wu, Diamond Bar, Calif.
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