Virginia Women's Golf Announces Four-Person Signing Class
Nov. 15, 2014 Charlottesville, Va. – Virginia women’s head golf coach Kim Lewellen announced today a four-person signing class that will enroll next fall. The four players who have signed national letters of intent are: Rachel Corry (Ridgefield, Conn.), Morgan Gonzales (Chandler, Ariz.), Katharine Patrick (Houston, Texas) and Anna Redding (Concord, N.C.).
“This class is a perfect mix of what we are looking for in terms of student-athletes who are outstanding in the classroom and motivated competitors on the golf course,” Lewellen said. “There is a lot of diversity in terms of their backgrounds and where they are coming from, but I believe they will fit in well and help us meet our goals of winning championships.”
Corry was the medalist at the 2014 Architect Cup on the International Junior Golf Tour. She also took top honors at the Metropolitan PGA Junior Championships, which qualified her for the National Junior PGA Championship. She has won a total of five times on the Metropolitan PGA series. Corry has earned all-state honors in golf as a sophomore and junior for Ridgefield High School where she also competes on the school’s volleyball team.
Gonzales qualified for the U.S. Girls Junior Championship in 2014. She won the 2014 American Junior Golf Association Randy Wise Open and Forest Lake tournaments. She is ranked the No. 36 player in this year’s signing class by Junior Golf Scoreboard and is listed as the No. 63 player in the current Polo Junior Golf Rankings. In the past two years she has piled up six top-five finishes at AJGA tournaments including a runner-up showing at the 2014 PING Phoenix Junior. At Phoenix Country Day, she won the Division III state girls titles in 2012 and 2014. She was a top 10 finisher in the Boys Division III tournament as a freshman, sophomore and junior.
Patrick is listed as the No. 20 player for her class in this year’s Junior Golf Scoreboard rankings. She is the No. 38 player in the Polo Junior Golf rankings for her class and No. 38 by Golfweek. She won the 2014 AJGA David Toms Foundation event and has two other top-three AJGA finishes. In 2011, she took top honors at the AJGA Under Armour/Steve Marino Junior All-Star event, which is named after the former Cavalier men’s golf standout and current PGA Tour member. She placed 11th in stroke play at the 2014 USGA Pub Links Championship and reached the round of 32 in match play. In Houston, she attends the High School for Performing and Visual Arts.
In 2014, Redding was the runner-up at the IZOD AJGA Championship and had top-10 finishes at the Junior Golf Invitational and the PKBGT University Classic. She placed 47th at the AJGA Girls Championship. She won the 2013 Pinehurst North & South Junior in 2013 and was third at the Hudson Junior Invitational that same season. The Tarheel Youth Golf Association ranks her as its top player for the state of North Carolina for the class of 2015. She has earned all-state (North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association) honors while competing for Cannon School. She helped her team win its fourth straight state title this fall, capturing medalist honors by seven strokes.