April 29, 2005|
SIUE Women's Golf Signs Five
EDWARDSVILLE, ILL.- Southern Illinois University Edwardsville women's golf coach Mark Marcuzzo announced today that Danielle Kaufman (Nashville), Ashley Hemann (Highland), Casey Biddinger (Lafayette, Ind.), Lauren Elmore (Naperville), and Kirstin Fischer (Godfrey) have signed national letters of intent to play golf for the Cougars.
"It's exciting," said Marcuzzo. "They have some serious potential."
The Cougars, who recently earned a spot in the NCAA Division II Women's Tournament for the third season in a row, add three golfers who will transfer from Rend Lake College.
Kaufman, Hemann, and Biddinger were members of a Warriors team that finished fifth nationally in the junior college ranks last season. Rend Lake won the Cougar Spring Classic on April 17th and 18th of this year.
"Those three are very talented golfers," said Marcuzzo. They will add a lot to the program."
Kaufman, a graduate of Nashville High School collected All-American honors last season with the Warriors.
Hemann, from Highland High School, shot a two-day total of 176 during the Cougar Spring Classic, while her teammate Biddinger was three shots better finishing with a 173.
Elmore comes to the program as a freshman from St. Francis High School, where she was a state qualifier.
"She can hit the ball 220 (yards) to 240 off the tee," said Marcuzzo.
Fischer also qualified for the state tournament while playing at Alton Marquette High School.