AUBURN, Ala. -- Two highly-rated and talented newcomers will join the Auburn women's golf program after signing National Letters of Intent, head coach Melissa Luellen announced Thursday.
Auburn will welcome Chandler Rosholt (Austin, Texas) and Brooke Sansom (Pike Road, Ala.) to the Plains for the 2018-19 season.
Sansom will enroll at Auburn in January and redshirt during the 2018 spring semester while attending classes and practicing with the team. Rosholt will join the Tigers for the 2018 fall semester. In addition, Julie McCarthy, who signed with Auburn last fall, is set to enroll in January and compete for the Tigers beginning with the 2018 spring semester.
Auburn's spring season begins in February at the UCF Challenge in Orlando. Highlighting the Tigers' spring slate is the inaugural Evans Derby Experience, which will be played March 18-20 at the Auburn University Club.
Information on Auburn's signees is below:
|Chandler Rosholt||Chaparral Star Academy||Austin, Texas|
|Brooke Sansom||Park Crossing||Pike Road, Ala.|
Hometown: Austin, Texas
High School: Chaparral Star Academy
Home Course: River Place Country Club
Highlights: Qualified for 2017 U.S. Girls Junior as the medalist in the Sugar Land, Texas, qualifier with a 68 (-3) ... Won the 2015 Jr. PGA Championship Qualifier ... Was runner-up in the 2015 U.S. Girls Junior qualifier ... Has multiple top-five finishes in junior events, including runner-up showings at the Texas Legends, Dallas Athletic Club Winter Classic, and Traditions A&M Invitational ... Took third place in the U.S. Women's Amateur qualifier in 2015 ... Plans to major in communication at Auburn.
Coach Luellen on Chandler: "Chandler Rosholt is a very talented player with an amazing work ethic. She battled an injury, but she persevered. After a lot of rehab, she is feeling strong and her form is starting to match up. Our team will benefit from Chandler being so hungry to play and to play well. We are absolutely thrilled she chose to play her college golf at Auburn."
Hometown: Pike Road, Ala.
High School: Park Crossing HS
Home Course: Wynlakes Golf & Country Club
Highlights: AJGA Rolex All-American ... Has won 17 tournament titles in her junior career ... Alabama High School state champion in 2017; set AHSAA state record for lowest round ever recorded in the state championship with a 6-under-par 66 at the Robert Trent Jones Grand National course in Opelika ... Also owns scoring records at SJGT Wynlakes Classic (8-under-par 64) and North-South Junior Championship at Pinehurst (13-under-par 203) ... Set North-South tournament record for single-round birdies (9) on Pinehurst No. 2 ... Played in Symetra Tour Guardian Classic in Prattville in September, making the cut and finishing 51st in a field of 132 professionals ... Has two runner-up and six top-five finishes in national and world championships.
Coach Luellen on Brooke: "Brooke Sansom is one of the finest players to come out of Alabama and will have a significant impact on our program. She verbally committed a few years ago, and she is excited to officially be an Auburn Tiger. Brooke will attend classes, work out and practice with the team this spring and will begin her eligibility in the fall of 2018. I feel the semester to get acclimated to the pace of college and the opportunity to practice at the outstanding Jack Key Golf Facility and the great courses in Auburn will be great preparation for Brooke to start strong next year."