Alison Lee picked for U.S. team

Alison Lee of Valencia is one of three players chosen to represent the United States in the Women’s World Amateur Team matches Sept. 3-6 at Karuizawa 72 Golf East in Karuizawa, Japan.

The 19-year-old Lee, who garnered All-American honors in her freshman year at UCLA and earned the first Annika Award as women’s college player of the year, will be joined by joined on the U.S. team by Emma Talley, a junior at Alabama from of Princeton, Ky., and 16-year-old Kristen Gillman, 16, of Austin, Texas, who recently won the Junior PGA Championship and the U.S. Women’s Amateur on consecutive weeks.

Two other UCLA players will represent their countries in the World Amateur Team event, junior Louise Ridderstrom playing for Sweden and sophomore Bronte Law with Great Britain.

South Korea has won the biennial event the last two times it has been played, and the Americans have not won since 1998, but have captured the Espirito Santo Trophy a record 13 times.

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