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Baylor Women’s Golf Signs USC Transfer Amy Lee

WACO, Texas – Baylor women’s golf head coach Jay Goble announced the signing of USC transfer Amy Lee to a Financial Aid Contract on Thursday. Lee was the No. 5-ranked prospect in the 2015 signing class and helped USC to the NCAA Championship semifinals as a freshman.

“Amy is a huge addition to our program and will help elevate our program back into the national spotlight next year,” Goble said. “Her experience competing at golf’s highest levels is going to be huge for our team. We can’t wait to see what she can accomplish at Baylor, especially with the solid foundation we’ve been building.”

“I’m really excited to join the program at Baylor,” Lee said. “I really like the family atmosphere, and it’s an incredible athletic program with great facilities. I’m really looking forward to the opportunity to get better as a student and as an athlete.”

Lee will have two years of eligibility remaining when she joins the Baylor program in August. She graduated high school a semester early and enrolled at USC in January 2015. Lee immediately entered the starting lineup and finished sixth on the team with a 74.62 stroke average over 26 rounds.

A Brea, Calif., native, Lee helped USC to the 2015 NCAA Championship semifinals, where she defeated Stanford’s top player Mariah Stackhouse, 6-and-4. She recorded three top-10 finishes, in her first four collegiate events, including a third-place finish in her debut at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge.

As a sophomore in 2015-16, Lee played 13 rounds over five stroke play tournaments, recording a 74.08 stroke average. She also helped USC win the 2016 SDSU March Mayhem at The Farms match play tournament, where she went 3-1, including a semifinal win over Stanford’s Quirine Eijkenboom and a finals victory over the nation’s No. 55-ranked player, Arizona’s Jessica Vasilic.

Lee won the individual title at the 2016 Matador Invitational and finished in second place at the 2016 The Gold Rush. She fired a season-best 69 in the final round at The Gold Rush, capping a 3-under-par 213. Lee also shot even-par 72 in the qualifying round at the Liz Murphey Invitational, which ranked 11th in the field.

Baylor finished the 2015-16 season in sixth place at the Big 12 Championship. Senior Laura Lonardi is competing as an individual in the NCAA Bryan (Texas) Regional, which runs May 5-7 at Traditions Club. Follow @BaylorWGolf on Twitter for updates throughout the season.

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