Cana­dian Lee jump­ing to LPGA

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Ja­clyn Lee has opted to forego her fi­nal se­mes­ter of el­i­gi­bil­ity at the Ohio State Univer­sity and be­gin a pro­fes­sional ca­reer in the LPGA, the Cana­dian golfer an­nounced in an In­sta­gram post Fri­day night.

The 21-year-old from Cal­gary wrote she will be wrap­ping up her de­gree at the Amer­i­can univer­sity in the spring, but will not be play­ing for its golf team.

“This is not a de­ci­sion I made lightly — which is why it took so long for me to come to a con­clu­sion. I’m ex­tremely touched by all the sup­port I have re­ceived so far from all the par­ties in­volved in my de­ci­sion,” said Lee.

“I’m lucky to have each and ev­ery one of you in my life. While my time at Ohio State was even­tu­ally go­ing to come to an end, it’s bit­ter­sweet to be leav­ing the team a lit­tle early. I’m go­ing to miss my Buck­eye fam­ily, but I’m also re­ally ex­cited to start my new chap­ter. I feel very blessed for ev­ery­one who has been a part of my jour­ney so far.”

Lee picked up her 2019 tour card in Novem­ber af­ter fin­ish­ing sixth in the Q-Se­ries LPGA tour­na­ment.

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