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Somin Lee
Somin Lee

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Denver, Colo.

High School:
Overland HS

Height:
5-5

Experience:
3V

07/07/2014

2013-14 Pepperdine Athletics Year in Review

The school year was highlighted by sand volleyball's national championship and baseball's postseason run.

05/10/2014

Women's Golf Has Season End at NCAA East Regional

Grace Na tied for seventh place to lead the Waves.

05/09/2014

Women's Golf in 10th Place After Two Rounds of East Regional

The Waves have some ground to make up as they try to qualify for the NCAA Championships.

05/08/2014

Women's Golf Tied for Ninth After Round One of NCAA East Regional

The Waves have advanced to the NCAA Championships in 11 of their previous 15 regional trips.

05/05/2014

Women's Golf Set for NCAA East Regional This Weekend

The Waves are trying to qualify for the NCAA Championships for the 12th time in 16 years.

03/12/2014

Women's Golf at Bruin Wave Invitational (3/3-4/2014)

Jeff Golden's photos of the 2014 Bruin Wave Invitational, at which Pepperdine finished second.

02/19/2014

Women's Golf at Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge (2/19/2014)

Jeff Golden photos from the first round of the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge.

05/22/2012

2012 NCAA Women's Golf Championships

Photos of the Waves by Paul Levy, taken at the Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin, Tenn., from May 22-25.

04/18/2012

Women's Golf at WCC Championships (4/16-18/2012)

Photos of the Waves winning their 11th straight WCC title at San Juan Oaks Golf Club in Hollister, Calif.

03/16/2012

Women's Golf at Bruin Wave Invitational (3/5-6/2012)

Jeff Golden and Athletic Communications photos from the Waves' first-place finish.

Somin Lee Career Stats Get Acrobat Reader

CAREER: A two-time All-WCC first teamer after three seasons ... Has a career stroke average of 76.67 through 30 tournaments and 90 rounds ... Has seven top-10 and nine top-20 finishes.

PEPPERDINE 2013-14: Made the All-WCC first team as a junior ... Averaged 75.04 strokes in 27 rounds ... Was in the lineup for eight of her nine tournaments ... Had four top-10 and five top-20 finishes ... Season began with a tie for third at the Dick McGuire Invitational (70-72-73=215) and tie for eighth at the Golfweek Conference Challenge (76-77-72=225) ... In the spring, tied for 10th at the Bruin Wave Invitational (72-72-77=221) and was seventh at the WCC Championships (72-75-75=222) ... Best round was a 3-under 70 at the McGuire, and best 54-hole score was 4-under at the same tournament ... Tied for 103rd at the NCAA East Regional (78-79-74=231).

PEPPERDINE 2012-13: Earned a spot on the All-WCC honorable mention team as a sophomore ... Averaged 78.23 strokes and played in all 10 tournaments and 30 rounds ... Had one top-10 and two top-20 results ... Tied for fifth at the Golfweek Conference Challenge with a 1-under 215 (71-75-69) ... Tied for 14th at the WCC Championships (78-82-77) ... Best round was a 3-under 69 in the third round at the Golfweek Conference Challenge ... Tied for 103rd at the NCAA West Regional (79-77-81=237).

PEPPERDINE 2011-12: Came on greatly during the postseason as a freshman and was named to the All-WCC first team ... Had a 76.58 stroke average and played in all 11 events and all 33 rounds ... Best finish during the regular season was a tie for 23rd place at the Bruin Wave Invitational (79-76-79=234) ... Then led the Waves at both the WCC Championships, where she tied for third (77-73-75=225), and at the NCAA West Regional, where she tied for sixth with an even-par 216 (75-74-67) ... She was named to the NGCA's All-West Regional team ... The 5-under 67 in the third round tied the best-ever 18-hole score in Pepperdine postseason history, and it was the first sub-par round of her college career ... At the WCC Championships, she recorded a hole-in-one during the third round.

AMATEUR/JUNIOR GOLF: Reached the second round of the 2011 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship ... Won the 2011 Colorado Women's Golf Association Match Play Championship ... The CWGA junior player of the year in 2009 and 2010 ... Won two CWGA Junior Match Play Championships and one Stroke Play Championship ... Set a course record at Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Course ... In summer 2010, had five wins and three runner-up finishes in Colorado Junior Tour events ... Won an AJGA tournament in Nebraska and finished second at the Optimist International Junior in Florida ... Was #24 in the Golfweek junior rankings when she signed a letter-of-intent in November 2010.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Overland High School, located in Aurora, Colo., in 2011 ... Was the class 5A state champion as a 2010 junior ... Had three straight top six results at the state tournament between her sophomore and senior years ... Four-time Aurora Sentinel All-City honors.

PERSONAL: Born in South Korea ... Daughter of Jinki Lee and Sowon Lee ... Has one brother, Charlie ... Majoring in advertising with a minor in multimedia ... Only began playing golf shortly before the start of high school ... Chose Pepperdine because "of the beautiful campus, the coach and the team, the school's atmosphere and the great art program."

FAVORITES: Enjoys working on sculptures ... Favorites include Na Yeon Choi (pro golfer), Heather Ridge (golf course), 7 Days in Utopia (movie), This Means War and Despicable Me (movies), America's Got Talent (TV show), Jason Mraz (musical artist) and Korean food ... Enjoys golf because "of the competition and meeting new people at golf tournaments."

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