SAINT LEO, Fla. – Saint Leo women’s golfer Goeun Lee, made Lions’ athletics history as she was tabbed Sunshine State Conference Player of the Week for women's golf, it was announced Monday by SSC Commissioner Michael J. Marcil. The selection marks the first time in the nine year history of the program that a Saint Leo women’s golfer has earned this distinct honor.
Lee helped lead the Lions to their first victory in program history firing a 155 (77-78) to finish fifth of 56 golfers at the Ann Rhodes Invitational in Birmingham, Ala. While the team totaled a score of 645 (326-319) to finish ahead of 10 other teams competing at the event.
Lee, a Richmond, British Columbia native, helped lead a second-day charge at the Invitational without the presence of head coach Erica Danford, as she was home dealing with a family tragedy.
The outstanding effort on the part of Lee helped plant her name in the SLU record book as having two of the top individual scores in program history. In fact, her first round 77 is good for fifth all time and her 155 total ties her for second with current teammate Meghan Costello.
The second round team score of 319 was just one stroke off the all-time record set in 2007, while the two day total of 645, shaved ten strokes off the best two round total, which was also set by the 2008-09 team.
Lee and the rest of the Lions look to continue their winning ways as they have traveled to snowy North Carolina to play in the Saint Andrews Spring Invitational, hosted by Saint Andrews College and played at the Woodlake Golf Resort.