Golda Johansson Borst, the newest head coach at the University of Kentucky, took the reins of the women's golf program three weeks ago as the eighth coach in school history and fourth coach in varsity annals.
Johansson Borst joined UK after serving as an assistant coach at LSU since August 2007. During her stay in Baton Rouge, La., LSU advanced to the NCAA regionals in each of her three seasons, highlighted by a 12th-place finish at the 2009 NCAA Championship.
A four-year letterwinner for the women's golf team, Johansson Borst graduated from Tennessee in 2006 with a degree in communication studies. At Tennessee, Johansson Borst served as team captain in 2005 and finished with a 76.19 stroke average. Additionally, Johansson Borst earned second-team All-SEC honors in 2006 and was named a three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll member. Johansson Borst's top collegiate finishes came when she placed second in both the 2005 Bryan Park National Collegiate and 2006 Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational.
Johansson Borst and the Lady Volunteers advanced to the NCAA Women's Golf Championship during the 2004-06 seasons.
A native of Karlshamn, Sweden, Johansson Borst competed for the Swedish National Golf Team from 1999-2003. With Johansson Borst, the team claimed medalist honors at the Girls Team European Championship in 2000, second at the Lady's Team European Championship in 2001 and third in the Lady's Team European Championship in 2002.
Cat Scratches sat down with UK's newest coach on Monday to discuss her first few weeks on the job, what she brings to Kentucky and what lies ahead in the next few months of her transition.