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May 16, 2011

McLaughlin Signs New Golfers

MARYVILLE, Mo.-Following the most successful season in program history, Northwest Missouri State head women's golf coach Patrick McLaughlin hopes to keep the team moving forward by announcing that he has signed seven players expected to compete for the Bearcats during the 2011-12 season. His signees include:

Taylor Guard of Chanute, Kan., is described as the "most accomplished girls golfer" in Chanute High School history. She placed sixth at the 4-A Kansas State High School Golf Championships.

Emma Windham played high school golf at Winnetonka High School in Kansas City, Mo., where she was the number one player in her conference meet and was all-conference, all-district and a state qualifier in her junior and senior years. She was ranked No. 1 in the Kansas City Under-18 Golf Association last year.

Lindsay Phillip played for Burke High School in Omaha, Neb., was team captain her junior and senior years and won numerous individual medals at matches and tournaments during her high school career.

Chelsea Clark from Kirksville, Mo., is a three-time state qualifier who finished in 16th place her senior season. She earned all-conference and all-district honors by placing second at the conference meet and third at districts. She has twice been named her team's "Player of the Year" at Kirksville High School.

Steph Charteris joins the Bearcats as a second Canadian player and is from Sarnia, Ontario, where she played golf for the Northern Collegiate Institute and Vocational School. Charteris was the school's Athlete of the Year three times and had a stroke average of 80 for the 2010 Canadian Optimist Junior Golf National Champions and the 2010 International Optimist Junior Golf Championship held in Florida.

Ashley Powers of Denison, Iowa, won five matches and placed second in four others as a junior. As a senior, she has won six of the seven tournaments she has competed in and currently ranks as the 11th-best golfer in the individual Class 3A rankings.

Jacy Gasper from Columbus, Neb., is described as the "most prolific golfer in Scotus Central Catholic High School history." Gasper medaled at the Nebraska state golf tournament four years in a row and placed second at the state championships her senior year in Nebraska Class C.

With the graduation of four veteran players, including three inaugural players, McLaughlin is looking for this new talent to continue the Bearcat golfers' winning ways.


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