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Lee sputters, but wins another Jr. title

August 07, 2007|By TIM KOELBLE

Haeun Lee is on a roll, one she hopes will continue into next week and the upcoming high school golf campaign.

On a sultry Monday morning at Beaver Creek Country Club, Lee won her second straight junior title when she shot a 4-over-par 76 in the WACO Junior Championship.

A sophomore at Smithsburg, the 17-year-old Lee won the Junior Masters last week and will shoot for another title next week in the Tri-State Juniors at Waynesboro Country Club.

"Two more big meets coming up and I'm going to try hard," said Lee.

After the Tri-State, the prep season begins with the Washington County Public Schools Championship on Aug. 16 at Black Rock.

"I didn't really play that well," said Lee. "I missed a lot of 3-foot putts and had two double bogeys. I got a little lucky."

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Luck, or not, she sealed the outcome with a monster birdie putt from the fringe and nearly 30 feet below the cup on the 18th hole. She shot 38 on both nines.

Lee nudged out Kim Eaton, who came in with a 5-over-par 77, the one-stroke difference coming in her 39 on the front nine.

Eaton has a junior meet left in Cambridge, Md., Wednesday and then will finish off her junior career at the Tri-State before heading to Wellesley (Mass.) College. The former St. James star is from Shepherdstown, W.Va.

Andrew Duff and Chris Bushey tied for third, each carding 41-39-80.

Duff led all players in the birdie parade with four on his card, but a pair of 7s were costly.

However, Duff did claim the WACO Player of the Year honors and shared a scholarship award with Bushey for third place. Lee and Eaton were also awarded scholarships for their finishes. Tyler Brown, who will be attending Clear Spring, won the WACO Sportsmanship award.

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