March 14, 2013
EVANSTON, Ill. – Northwestern sophomore Hana Lee (Hacienda Heights, Calif./Wilson) was named the Big Ten’s Co-Golfer of the Week, the conference announced today. Lee cemented her name in the NU record book last weekend, carding a 6-under 66 in the first round of the Clover Cup to tie a program record for 18 holes. The NU sophomore shares this week’s award with Amy Meier of Ohio State.
Lee’s first-round score of 66 and 11 birdies at the tournament helped her lead the Wildcats, as she tied for fifth in Mesa, Ariz. She finished at 1-under 215, one stroke off her career-low, to place in the top 10 for the fourth time this season. It also was her second placement inside the top five this year after tying for fourth at the Mercedes Benz Collegiate in the fall.
Lee averaged 71.7 at the Clover Cup also posting a 73 in the second round and 76 in the final 18 holes. The sophomore has a 73.31 scoring average on the year, which would rank first in Northwestern single-season history by more than a stroke. Lauren Weaver currently holds the single-season record of 74.49 set in 2010-11.
This is the first Big Ten Golfer of the Week honor for Lee and first for the Wildcats since Weaver won the award last season on March 28, 2012.
The Wildcats return to the course on Friday, March 29, for a dual match against San Diego State and then play at The Farms Invitational in San Diego from Sunday, March 31-Tuesday, April 2.
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