COLLEGE STATION – Sarah Beth Davis of Victoria, Texas, and Chloe Garner of Somerset West, South Africa, have signed national letters-of-intent to play college golf at Texas A&M, Coach Trelle McCombs said Monday.
Davis, a senior at St. Joseph High School, is the top-ranked senior in Texas. She is a third-generation Aggie who has posted nine top-10 finishes in American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) events. Davis won a qualifier for the 2008 U.S. Junior Girls Championship and advanced to the second round in match play.
"We are very excited about Sarah Beth joining our team,” McCombs said. “She has been an Aggie all her life -- I tease her about having maroon hair when she was born. Sarah Beth is the state’s top-ranked player in the class of 2009 and we feel very fortunate to have such a talented player. She will be a great asset and someone I look forward to coaching and developing throughout her career.”
Garner attends Somerset College (High School) and won the 2008 Gauteng North Junior Open Championship. She also placed 16th at the 2007 South African National Amateur Championship and made the cut in a professional women’s tournament on the South Africa tour.
Garner finished third at the 2007 South African National Under-17 Championship and was sixth at the Under-18 Championship.
"We first learned about Chloe through a former player, Anna Becker-Frankil,” McCombs said. “Anna has had nothing but wonderful things to say about Chloe from the type of person she is to the competitive spirit that she holds. I'm excited to see just what she can do over here in the states and how much we can learn about her culture and where she comes from."