Three Additions To Golf Program

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By Adam Bagni

MONTGOMERY, Ala. --- Following an impressive first season that included the first victory in school history, Huntingdon College women’s golf head coach Gwen Watson has announced the addition of three newcomers who have completed their intent to enroll paperwork and have committed to play for the Lady Hawks this fall.

Ali Hamil (St. Augustine, Fla./Bartram Trail HS), Coral Nelson (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./Nease HS) and Sarah Senter (Clarksville, Ark./Clarksville HS) have each been accepted to Huntingdon and will hit the links for the Lady Hawks, beginning in the 2009-10 season.

"After a great first year, I am looking forward to what our next season will bring,” Watson said. “These incoming freshmen have a lot of competitive experience and will add great depth to this young program. With the progress we made this year and the caliber of golfers coming in next year, I am confident the team will continue moving toward our goal of becoming a top Division III women's golf program."

Hamil was a four-year letterwinner at Bartram Trail High School in St. Johns, Fla., where she posted a career scoring average of 84.0. Hamil was selected the Bears’ Most Valuable Player after earning all-conference honors as a senior. She was also a member of the North Florida Junior Tour, where she finished in the top-five individual in each tournament during the 2009 season.

A three-year letterwinner at Allen D. Nease High School in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Nelson averaged just under 88 strokes per round during her career with the Panthers. She recorded a 93.4 scoring average on the North Florida Junior Tour and is a recipient of the Judy Marley Montgomery Choir Scholarship at Huntingdon.

Senter joins the Lady Hawks following a standout prep career at Clarksville High School in Clarksville, Ark. An all-state performer as a senior, Senter helped the Panthers to back-to-back Arkansas State Championships in 2005 and 2006, while the team finished second in 2007. She posted a career scoring average of 86.0, including a career-low round of 78, while averaging 83.0 strokes per round as a junior.

In its inaugural season, the Huntingdon women’s golf team finished in the top five in four of its eight tournaments, including the program’s first victory at the Reinhardt Spring Invitational.

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