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Andrea Lee forgoes remainder of senior season to turn professional

[2019.12.02, Mon 01:03] Stanford's latest player to depart: No. 1 amateur in the world, senior Andrea Lee. In addition to Lee and Valenzuela, USC junior Jennifer Chang, Florida senior Sierra Brooks, and Florida State sophomore Frida Kinhul have all made the same decision. The LPGA season begins in February, and Lee said that she is not yet certain which tournaments she will take part in. In August, Lee claimed the prestigious Mark H. McCormack Medal, which recognizes the top player in the World Amateur Golf Ranking. At the conclusion of the fall season, Golfweek ranked Stanford fifth in the nation, but without Lee and Valenzuela that ranking appears volatile. "It's always been my lifelong goal of someday making it onto the professional tour," Lee added. Although her time as an athlete has drawn to a close, Lee and her record achievements will remain part of Stanford athletic lore.
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