PEORIA, Ariz. – Jaclyn Lee, a junior on the Ohio State women’s golf team, has been named Big Ten Golfer of the Week, the conference office announced Wednesday. The award is the second such honor for Lee, who earned her first Sept. 20.
Lee helped the Buckeyes to a second-place finish at the Westbrook Spring Invitational, which concluded Monday, earning medalist honors at 19-under par, two strokes ahead of Oklahoma’s Kaitlin Milligan. The Calgary, Alberta, native opened the tournament Sunday morning using seven birdies and an eagle against just one bogey to shoot a 64, breaking Jessica Porvasnik’s previous school-record 65 set in the opening round at the Westbrook Spring Invitational in 2014.
After a 3-under 69 in the second round Sunday afternoon kept her three back of the lead, Lee tallied a birdie on four of her first eight holes in the final round Monday, and recorded a birdie-birdie finish to post a bogey-free 64 and conclude the tournament at 19-under. For the tournament, Lee was five strokes better than anybody in Par-5 scoring at 12-under, tying for the most eagles in the field with two and notching the second-most birdies.
Lee and the Buckeyes notched one of the best tournament scores in program history with a team total of 840, two strokes back of the Buckeyes’ best 54-hole finish set four years ago at the same tournament.
The Buckeyes return to action at the Clover Cup March 16-18 at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Ariz.