Silverdale sisters Erynee and Katie start play in the U.S. Girls’ Junior today in North Carolina. We mistakenly said the tournament opened on Saturday.
They’re one of four sets of sisters in the 109-player field: Laura (17) and Lindsey (14) Murray of Tipp City, Ohio; Alexandra (17) and Anneliese (14) Newell of Tampa, Fla.; Mariana (15) and Sierra (14) Sims of Austin, Texas; and Katie (14) and Erynne (17) Lee. The Lee’s cousin, Cherokee Kim, 14, of Dupont, Wash., is also in the field.
As mentioned earlier, Erynee’s committed to UCLA. She’ll be a junior at Central Kitsap this fall. Katie will be a freshman at CK. Katie got in as an alternate. She shot a 76 at Woodburn Golf Course in Oregon during qualifying. Erynne, one of the top junior golfers in the country, led the qualifier with a 71.
You can follow the tournament at this USGA web site. The Lee’s tee off back-to-back at 8:40 a.m. and 8:50 a.m. on No. 10, making it convenient for their parents to follow them.