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July was a big month for 13 year-old Weston golfer Sadie Lee, who excelled in prominent tournaments and formed an all-star girls PGA Jr. League team.
Early in the month, Ms. Lee represented the United States at the IMG Junior Worlds Championships in San Diego, a tournament including golfers from 56 countries and 42 states. She placed 101st out of about 120 entrants.
She then competed in the 58th Connecticut Women’s Amateur Championship, where she tied 13th overall and seventh in the 18-and-under age group.
Then, at the Hartford Women’s Open during the week of July 24, she tied for 35th against stiff, experienced competition.
Ms. Lee created and will lead G SQUAD, an all-girls U13 PGA Jr. League All Star team of eight successful junior golfers from New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Connecticut.
The team, which will compete primarily against boys teams, is sponsored by a Los Angeles-based golf clothing company. It is coached by PGA golf pro Bobby Brown.
G SQUAD’s first big competition starts on August 8 at Lyman Orchards Golf Club in the PGA Jr. League sectional tournament. If they advance, they will play at the regional competition over Labor Day weekend.
“My passion is to grow the game of golf for girls and to encourage them to play the best sport in the world,” said Ms. Lee.
“I have played in the PGA Jr. League for a couple of years. All the teams had all boys or just a few girls mixed in. I created this team of amazing girl golfers to show the other teams that girls are fierce competitors and that we are fearless. I hope this encourages other girls to create or join our team in the future!”
In the photo at the top of the page, G SQUAD. From left to right, Nina, Caroline, Hazel, Mackenzie, Coach Bobby Brown, Ms. Lee, Mia, Ava, and Elie.
Below, Ms. Lee in San Diego in July.