Lee, a sophomore at UCLA and playing as an amateur, finished the tournament with rounds of 71-70-67-70-72—350 for a 10-under-par total to share medalist honors with Australia’s Minjee Lee. She turned professional immediately after signing her scorecard. Lee moves on from a very decorated amateur career which included honors such as the ANNIKA Award (College Player of the Year) and AJGA Rolex Junior Player of the Year in addition to representing the United States at the three Junior Solheim Cups, two Junior Ryder Cups, the World Amateur Team Championship and Curtis Cup.
Overall, the top 20 players earned full-time status on the 2015 LPGA Tour, while players finishing 21st-45th earned conditional status. Three other ANNIKA alums obtained full-time status for the 2015 LPGA Tour: Simin Feng (-7, T-6th), the 2009 ANNIKA Invitational champion; Kelly Shon (-6, T-9th); and Laetitia Beck (-4, T-18th), who survived a seven-player playoff for the final three spots. Earning conditional status was Stephanie Meadow (-4, T-18th), a two-time ANNIKA Invitational participant, after falling in the same seven-player playoff.
The ANNIKA Foundation is honored to welcome 3M as a sponsor of the ANNIKA Intercollegiate, ANNIKA Award and our global series of Invitational tournaments. The new partnership with 3M reflects both organizations’ dedication to empowering the next generation, especially women and girls.