Americans retain Junior Ryder Cup

Amy Lee of Brea claimed the winning point as the United States won the Junior Ryder Cup for the fourth conseuctive time with a 16-8 victory over Europe at Blairgowrie Golf Club in Perthshire, Scotland.

The 17-year-old Lee, who has committed to USC, sealed the deal with a 6-and-5 rout of Alex Forsterling of Germany by carding four consecutive birdies through the 13th hole.

“It feels really good,” said Lee, the 2013 Junior PGA champion. “I played absolutely flawless today; I think I was five under through 13 holes. I birdied 10, 11, 12 and 13 coming in to win the match, so it was amazing. On the 12th green I just saw that we needed a half point to win the cup and it feels incredible that I was able to capture it.

“We couldn’t have had a better captain. (PGA pro Brian Whitcomb) was very supportive and knew everything he needed to say and everything we needed to do. We couldn’t have done it without him.”

The Americans won seven of the 12 singles matches after taking a 7½-4½ lead on the first day.

Other Californians on the team, which will head to Gleneagles for the 40th Ryder Cup this week before actually playing the Centenary Course, were SMU commit Gordon Neale of Dove Canyon, Stanford commit Andrea Lee of Hermosa Beach, UCLA commit Bethany Wu of Diamond Bar and Hannah O’Sullivan of Paradise Valley, Ariz., who has committed to USC.


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