Andrea Lee is hitting her stride in her rookie year on the LPGA Tour. Last week at the Marathon LPGA Classic, the 21-year-old finished in a tie for fifth, guaranteeing her a spot in next week’s AIG Women’s Open, a goal she made when making her way to Toledo for the Tour’s resumption. After an even-par day after the second round of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open, Lee now sits tied for sixth heading into the weekend.
“Today the conditions were much nicer, but you know, still had to really stay patient out there, I had a lot of 30-, 40-foot putts for birdie and had to just lag them up there and two putt all of them and not be too aggressive. So kind of took the opportunities when I had them, made a couple birdies, but other than that, it was just a pretty steady round of golf today,” said Lee, who made two birdies on the front nine and hit 12 of 13 fairways.
This isn’t her first time visiting the Home of Golf; her most recent trip came while a member of the Stanford women’s golf team. Her coach Anne Walker, a Scottish native, tries to take her team to play in her home country once every four years, a treat that Lee reveled in. “It was so much fun. I mean, we played some of the best courses around. Got to play St. Andrews, one of the Gullane courses, Kingsbarns, and North Berwick, just to name a few, so it was quite the experience. So I'm excited to be back,” said Lee.
Lee said she thought of that experience when flying over for the ASI Ladies Scottish Open, and truly appreciates the opportunity in front of her while in North Berwick. “Yesterday, teeing off, I was like, it's so cool, I'm in the Home of Golf and I'm in Scotland,” said Lee. “It's just so cool to finally be out here and competing as a professional. So I'm really taking that all in this week and just trying to enjoy every moment.”