ShaeLee “ShaeBug” Scarberry, a two-time Class 3A state champion at Purcell, has given a verbal commitment to play golf at the University of Tulsa.
Scarberry has won the 2016 Women’s Oklahoma Golf Association State Junior Championship, the 2016 Oklahoma Golf Association Girls Junior, numerous events on the Oklahoma Junior Golf Tour, the Texas-Oklahoma Junior and an American Junior Golf Association event at Oak Tree Country Club.
Scarberry, known for wearing colorful outfits including Loudmouth brand shorts and wild socks, said she actually chose Tulsa because she thought a smaller, quieter campus would be good for her coming from Purcell. Also, she respects Tulsa coach Emilee Klein-Gille, who was a great junior herself before a successful career on the LPGA Tour.
“She’s played on the LPGA Tour and that’s my dream,” Scarberry said. “I think she can show me what I need to work on to get there.”
Scarberry will be gunning for her third Class 3A title this spring as a junior and may have a chance to match the feat of four consecutive titles achieved most recently in Class 5A by Sydney Youngblood of Durant, now a freshman at Oklahoma. At TU, Scarberry will join Taylor Dobson of Broken Arrow and McKenzie Medders of Tulsa as young Oklahoma players with whom she has competed against for years.