Tulsa, Oklahoma – University of Tulsa Women’s Golf Coach Emilee Klein-Gille announced today the signing of Jenks High School’s Mackenzie Medders to a national letter-of-intent.
Medders is ranked fifth in the state for Oklahoma Junior Golfers (OJGT). She placed first at the OJGT Indian Spring Junior Open, and had third place finishes at the OJGT Battle Creek Fall Round-Up and the OJGT Battle for Bixby. Medders also finished in seventh place at the Women’s Oklahoma Golf Association (WOGA) Junior State Championship.
At the 2014 Class 6A state championship, as a junior, Medders helped lead her Jenks golf team to a fourth-place team performance, while finishing in 19th place overall in the field of 73 participants.
She placed 21st among some of the nation’s top junior golfers at the IZOD AJGA Championship at the Bryan Park Players Course in Browns Summit, North Carolina this past July.
"We’re very excited that Mackenzie Medders will be joining the Tulsa Women’s Golf Program in the fall of 2015," said Klein-Gille. "Mackenzie was a soccer standout who has now converted to being a full-time golfer and in the short time that she has been playing golf, she has already proven herself as a true competitor. Mackenzie is an extremely hard worker and I believe she will be a top collegiate player during her time at TU."
2014 Tulsa Women’s Golf Signees
Olivia Jackson North Yorkshire, England
Mackenzie Medders Jenks, Okla.
Johanna Samuelsson Djursholm, Sweden
University of Tulsa men’s Golf Coach Bill Brogden announced today the signing of two high school student-athletes to national letters-of-intent. Preston Crawford from Jenks High School and Jack Knoesel from Columbia, Missouri will join the Hurricane golf team in the fall of 2015.
Crawford was the Oklahoma men’s state amateur runner-up in 2014. He won the 2014 Oklahoma Junior Golf Tour’s Battle Creek event and was an OJGT Tour all-star. Crawford finished seventh at the 2014 Oklahoma Class 6A state championship. He tied for first at the Frontier Valley Conference Championship as a junior, but lost in a playoff.
Knoesel helped lead his Rock Bridge High School team to the Missouri Class 4A state title as a junior with an eighth-place overall finish. As a sophomore, Knoesel placed fourth at the Class 4A state championship with a two-round score of 73-75 for 148 in helping his prep team to a fourth-place performance. He earned all-state honors his sophomore season.