Kentucky Signs Three in Fall Signing Period
Nov. 17, 2011
LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Kentucky women's golf team is proud to announce the signing of three players for the 2012 fall season, as announced by UK head coach Golda Johansson Borst on Thursday. The Cats' 2012 class is highlighted by Cylia Damerau, Sarah Harris and Meghan McDougall.
"We are very excited about our recent signings from the class of 2012," Borst said. "This marks a big step for us, adding three new faces to our family."
Damerau, a native of Cham, Switzerland, signs with Kentucky with an impressive resume. The 2011 winner of the Swiss Juniors Championship was selected to play on the Swiss Ladies European Team. Damerau has top-10 finishes at both the Ladies Italian International Championship and the Belgium International Juniors to go along with a first-place finish at the 2011 Swiss Juniors Championship.
"Cylia is a tremendous athlete and she brings a great deal of international experience to our team," Borst said. "She knows what it takes to play on a successful team having played for her Swiss national team for several years along with attending the Davos Sport Gymnasium in Zurich, Switzerland. She is one of the best junior players to come out of Switzerland and we are very excited about the impact that she will have on our team."
Harris, a native of Hermitage, Tenn., comes to Kentucky as a 2010 and 2011 HP Scholastic Junior All-American as named by the American Junior Golf Association. As a sophomore, Harris helped lead Donelson Christian Academy to a Division 2A State Championship and was named to the 2009 and 2010 Tennessean's All Mid-State Team. The 2009-10 All-American Junior Golf Tour Player of the Year comes to Kentucky with five AJGA top 10 finishes.
"Sarah is a great junior player, she has a strong passion for the game and she is a very hard worker," Borst said. "She is not only committed to becoming one of the best players in the Southeastern Conference, but she also cares about her community and that shows in her involvement with the First Tee Organization in Nashville. We are very excited about what she will bring to our program and I can't wait to have her on campus in August."
McDougall, a native of Markham, Canada, signs with the Wildcats as a member of the 2010 and 2011 Golf Association of Ontario U19 Team Ontario. The honor roll student won a silver medal in the 2010 Ontario Summer Games. McDougall helped lead her high school team to a third-place finish at the 2011 Ontario Federation of School Athletics Associations Provincial High School Championship.
"Meghan is going to be a great addition to our team, she has a strong passion for UK and I know she will have a successful career here," Borst said. "She attends the Bill Crothers Secondary School in Ontario, which focuses on developing their student-athletes and preparing them for a career in sports. Meghan has such a positive personality and I love the enthusiasm that she will bring to our team. She is a fierce competitor with a great work ethic and I can't wait to have her on campus."
Kentucky just wrapped up a successful fall season with three top-10 finishes, including winning the Bettie Lou Evans Fall Invitational. Junior Ashleigh Albrecht finished the fall season with four top-10 finishes in just four events, including an individual first-place finish at the Bettie Lou Evans Fall Invitational.
The Wildcats will kick off the 2012 spring season Feb. 12-14 at the UCF Challenge in Sorrento, Fla.
For more information regarding the University of Kentucky's women's golf team please go to UKathletics.com.