Andrea Lee tested positive for COVID-19 and has withdrawn from the 75th U.S. Women’s Open, the USGA announced. The LPGA rookie tested negative in a pre-tournament test last week in Dallas. After traveling to Houston, she tested again and received a positive result.
She is experiencing mild symptoms and currently quarantined. Japan’s Ayaka Watanabe has replaced her in the field.
“Andrea is part of the USGA family, having represented the USA in several team competitions, and we are disappointed to lose a player of her caliber from the field,” said John Bodenhamer, USGA senior managing director, Championships. “We look forward to watching her play in future U.S. Women’s Open Championships for years to come.”
Lee, 22, has competed in 14 USGA championships, including four U.S. Women’s Opens. At last year’s Women’s Open in Charleston, where she competed as an amateur, Lee made headlines when she was penalized for slow play.
The 2019 McCormack Medal winner won eight times at Stanford and has four top-20 finishes on the LPGA this season.
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