Tain Lee '12, Golf Superstar, to Pursue Golf Dreams at Berkeley
Tain Lee CM '12, currently the 3rd ranked player in Division III and reigning SCIAC player of the week will transfer to Division I University of California at Berkeley next fall. Lee will continue to compete for the Stags, ranked 7th in Division III by golfstat.com, until the end of the season. Last year Lee was awarded Division III First Team All-American honors after finishing eighth at the Division III championships. He was the first Stag to accomplish this feat since 2002, and the first Stag ever to be a first-teamer as a freshman. He was also a first team all-SCIAC honoree. Last week, Lee was the medalist at the Kingsmen Invitational for the second year in a row, leading the Stags to a first place finish.
Cal-Berkeley is a member of the Pacific 10 conference which has seen golfers such as Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and Tom Watson compete on its links. Unlike a transfer from another D-I school, Lee will be eligible to compete immediately, and will have two years of eligibility remaining.
Berkeley is currently the 28th ranked team in Division I golf according to golfweek.com, and won the D-I championship in 2004. It is the alma mater of two active players on the PGA Tour: Charlie Wi and Peter Tomasulo, who both competed in the 2009 US Open. The squad plays on 11 different practice courses and has its own facility for short game work.
CMS Golf will play at home on April 9th to battle Cal State Fullerton.