Rachel Lee

Rachel Lee won the MAPGA girls division to earn the right to represent the Middle Atlantic Section of th PGA at the Junior PGA Championship the end of July. (Photo courtesy of the Middle Atlantic / June 30, 2012)

Rachel Lee, of Woodstock, won the girls division of the Middle Atlantic Section, PGA Championship, Friday at the Montgomery Country Club in Gaithersburg.

With a final-round 74, Lee, 16, finished with a two-day total of 146 and a 5-stroke victory over Bryana Nguyen, of Columbia.

Bennett Wisner, of Hampstead, won the boys division with a final-round 65 for a two-day total of 137 and a 2-stroke victory over Tyler Silberberg, of Columbia.

By winning, Lee and Wisner qualified for the 37th Junior PGA Championship July 31-Aug. 3 at Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne, Ind.


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