Oct 2014 15

Lee Named All-Canadian

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In just her second season Calgary golfer Carolyn Lee was honoured Tuesday night as an All Canadian for her 2014 season with the UBC Okanagan Heat women’s golf team at the all Canadian awards banquet held on the eve of the 2014 PING CCAA golf national championship hosted by Champlain St. Lawrence College and the Banquet at Club de golf Lorette, Loretteville, Québec.

Student-athletes are selected as an All-Canadian based on their performance and their contribution to their sport and their team, and science major Carolyn Lee was among the 10 golfers across the nation to receive the award.

Lee’s golf game became better as the season wore on and was highlighted when Carolyn shot a season low on the final round with a 75 On Sunday, Oct 5 (Day-2 of Tournament 4) to clinch the provincial silver medal. 75 was the lowest round shot on the women’s tour this season.

The second lowest total was also shot by Lee when she shot a 77 on Saturday, Sep 27. In just her second year golfing on the PACWEST tour, finished second overall and won the third PACWEST tournament of the year hosted by Douglas College. In the tour’s other three tournament’s Lee shot 4th, 3rd and 2nd.

78 is the next best single day round, which Carolyn also shot as well as two others, and as a second year golfer she has only competed in 7 tournaments in her collegiate golf career.

The national championship will be just her eighth tournament in her university career, and Lee has led her team, consisting of another sophomore and a freshman to the Provincial Silver medal.

Carolyn defines student athlete, and puts academics ahead of varsity golf as a priority during her short time at UBC Okanagan, currently studying Biology the Calgary product hopes to one day ultimately pursue a career in medicine.

A recipient of the CCAA National scholar award, in her first and only year, 2013-14, Carolyn relates her study and work habits and in the class room, and translates them directly to her effort on the Links.

Carolyn routinely shows up one and half hours before her tee-off time to work on her game before playing a round.

With such a work ethic the graduate of Central Memorial High school has taken on a leadership role for UBC Okanagan, her teammates follow Lee’s work ethic and consistent play to make for an up and coming golf team.

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