Boise State head women’s golf coach Nicole Harris announced the signing of three golfers to the 2009-10 team. The early signees include Lori Harper from Manhatten Beach, Calif., Hayley Young from Honolulu and Emma Dahlqvist of Jonkoping, Sweden.
Harper comes to Boise State on the back of an already very successful prep career. With her senior season still left, she is already a three-time first team All-League selection and three-time All-Area selection. She had three top-5 finishes on the California Junior Tour in 2008, including a first-place finish at the CJT Sycuan Tournament. Harper also had two top-10 finishes on the Southern California PGA Tour while advancing to the CIF State Regionals this fall.
The Broncos also added Young, who will join the Broncos after an equally impressive high school career. As a junior, she finished fifth at the High School State Championships in Hawaii. She has finished second at the Hawaii Women’s Stroke Play Championship in 2007-08 as well as the College Golf Combine West in 2008. With her prep career not quite over, Young has qualified for Junior Worlds from 2005-08 and was recently named the Most Improved Junior Golfer by Golf Digest Magazine. In 2007, she also represented Hawaii at the U.S. Golfers Association Team Championship.
For the first time in Boise State history, a Swedish golfer has joined the team. Dahlqvist will make the jump from Sweden upon finishing her time on the Skandia Tour in 2009. Last year, she finished second at the Skandia Tour Regional in Ostergotland and fourth in a Skandia Tour event in Stockholm, which are just two of her four top-10 finishes on the Skandia Tour in the 2008 season.
Harris is currently in her second year as Boise State women’s golf head coach, and is continuing to rebuild a program that will be a perennial force in a challenging Western Athletic Conference.