Putnam, Lee top list of Player of Year winners from WSGA

Updated: November 1, 2010

The Washington State Golf Association has announced the 2010 Player of the Year recipients. The winners include: Andrew Putnam of University Place who received the Men’s award; Erynne Lee of Silverdale received the Junior Girls’ award as well as the Women’s award; Dominick Francks of Olympia received the Junior Boys’ award; Tom Brandes of Bellevue received the Senior Men’s award; and Anne Carr of Renton received the Senior Women’s award.

2010 was a comeback year to remember for Putnam. In June, the then Sophomore at Pepperdine University qualified for the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach where he made an impressive showing as the second low amateur in the field.

Lee, now 17 years old, has been awarded her third consecutive Junior Girls’ Player of the Year honor and second Women’s Player of the Year honor in three years. Lee’s accomplishments on the national level as both a junior competitor on the AJGA tour and an amateur participant in USGA competitions have been nothing short of remarkable.

Francks made a big splash on the junior boys scene in 2010 which saw him capture two of the most coveted trophies in regional junior golf. In the span of one month, Francks won both the WJGA State Championship and the PNGA Junior Boys’ Championship. Francks would go onto play for team Washington at the Hogan Cup Matches