Akers Adds New Mexico Transfer Sol Lee
Lee Will Join The Mean Green This Fall
DENTON – North Texas women’s golf has added University of New Mexico transfer Sol Lee for the fall, head coach Michael Akers announced on Tuesday afternoon. Lee, the winner of the 2014 Aaron’s/Bob Estes Abilene Junior, an American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) tournament, spent her freshman year in Albuquerque with the Lobos, where she ranked second on the team in scoring average.
"I am thrilled to announce the signing of Sol Lee to join our program this fall,” Akers said of the addition to the program. “I recruited Sol of out of high school, so I am knowledgeable of her as a golfer and she knows of my background as a coach. This time around I have a Tier 1 academic institution to offer her and one of the top practice facilities in the nation."
Lee, who was born in South Korea, posted an average score of 74.80 on the season in five tournaments over the course of the year. Her season-low round of 70 at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invite in Austin, was tied for third lowest in any round by any New Mexico golfer in 2015-16. Lee’s average score of 74.80 as a freshman would place her just behind former Mean Green golfer, Kelsey Kipp, who has the second-best single-season stroke average in program history at 74.78. which she set in 2010-11.
"North Texas women's golf is heading to be a nationally competitive program,” Akers continued. “This signing shows the direction we are heading and will help with our 2017 and 2018 classes."
Her best finish on the season came in September in Greenville, South Carolina, at the Lady Paladin Invitational, where she shot a total score of 222 (six over par) and tied for 14th overall, helping lead the Lobos to a third place finish in a 17-team field.
"Sol is exactly the type of student/athlete that I recruit. She is a hard worker and earns great results on and off the golf course. She averaged below 75 last year for UNM and her GPA was 3.45. These are the expectations that I have and can now expect here at North Texas."
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