Fort Wayne, IN (Sports Network) - Andrea Lee fired a 5-under-par 67 Monday to grab the lead after the first round of stroke play at the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship.
The 14-year-old Lee, who is from Hermosa Beach, Calif., had five birdies and no bogeys during her round at Sycamore Hills Golf Club. She birdied the first three holes and then added birdies at 12 and 15 to grab a one-stroke edge on Lilia Khatu Vu and Kathleen Scavo.
This tournament is open to female amateur players who will not have reached their 18th birthday on or before July 27, and who have a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 18.4.
Last year, Minjee Lee edged Alison Lee, 1-up to capture the 63rd edition of this event. Minjee Lee, who is from Australia, carded a one-under-par 71 Monday. She's trying to become the first golfer to win consecutive titles since Hollis Stacy (1969-71).
Yueer Feng, who competed in the 2013 U.S. Women's Open, headlines a group of seven golfers at minus-three. Also tied for fourth place are Nicole Morales, Bethany Wu, Hannah O'Sullivan, Bailey Tardy, Kelsey Ulep and Samantha Wagner.
The final round of stroke play is Tuesday. Match play starts Wednesday and culminates with the 36-hole final.