Los Alamitos High School’s Esther Lee was named a captain today on the 2012 U.S. Team that will compete against European players in the Junior Ryder Cup next month.
Lee, who placed 8th in the Sunset League last year, is one of six girls named on national the team of the elite high school golfers. The junior golfers representing seven states will host their European counterparts in the 8th Junior Ryder Cup, Sept. 24-25, at Olympia Fields (Ill.) Country Club. According to the PGA, Lee, was a member of the 2010 U.S. Junior Ryder Cup team, finished third in the 2012 Junior PGA Championship and was runner-up in the 2012 U.S. Girls' Junior Championship.
PGA Past President Roger Warren who just served as general chairman of the 94th PGA Championship, will Captain the U.S. Team comprised of six boys and six girls.
"I am really excited about the team this year. Their experience and quality of play is tremendous," Warren, who served as PGA president from 2004-05 said in a written statement. "They are all great young players I know they will perform well.
"I know that both teams will play hard, and the quality of play from both teams will be at an extremely high level," said Warren. "But we also want to make sure this is a way for them to get to know each other, become friends, and have a great life experience."
Also joining the team from Orange County is Mission Viejo’s Beau Hossler, who was first on the U.S. Junior Ryder Cup points list for boys. The other members of the team are Casie Cathrea, Cameron Champ, Karen Chung, Gavin Hall, Casey Danielson, Alison Lee, Jim Liu, Scottie Scheffler, Samantha Wagner and Robby Shelton.