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Bergen County Teen Hits Her Stride at National Junior League Championship


BY: Najla Alexander 

Golfer Olivia Lee of Closter says that competing in the National PGA Junior League Championship with her team was the most amazing experience of her life, Bergen County officials reported. 

"It was so much fun meeting people from all over the country, and I learned so much from my team and about myself as a person/player," said Lee, a Class of 2026 at the Academy of the Holy Angels. 

"It was also cool to really be able to bond with my teammates in a way that I hadn't before."

Officials say that Lee and her team placed 10th in the early October event, and she is particularly pleased with her performance. 

"It was some of the best playing I've ever done, and I'm proud of myself and my team," she added. 

Golf was an easy choice for Lee, who has been playing since she was seven. She explained that she tried several other sports but did not take to any of them. Then she picked up a golf club.

"Then I tried golf. I loved it and have stuck with it" she said, adding that she likes to ski in the winter, but just for fun.

Officials say Lee plans to try out forDunne'satrickkDunne'ss AHA Golf Team in the spring of 2023.