Women's Golf Adds International Standout
Missouri State women's golf coach Kevin Kane has announced the addition of an accomplished international player to the Bears' roster for 2009-10. Hermine Greyling of Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa is the newest Bear and will join the program after a standout junior career.
Greyling was ranked as high as fourth nationally this past season and finished the year with a seventh-place finish at the South African Girls Championship. She has captured the Boland Province Junior Championship the past three years and finished second in the Boland Senior Championship last summer. As a junior, Greyling finished fifth overall in the prestigious Gus and Raymond Ackerman Trophy and seventh in the Western Province Championships. She also won the junior title at the South African Games and finished sixth at the Ernie Els World Junior Invitational.
"We're really looking forward to Hermine becoming a Bear," Kane said. "She has plenty of tournament experience and has achieved a lot of success in a country that's full of great young players, so we expect her to make an immediate impact on our program. She aspires to play professionally and I think the sky's the limit for her. I feel very good about what she can bring to our program."
The Bears are coming off a fall in which they finished third at their own Payne Stewart Memorial and fourth at the Missouri Valley Conference Preview. They'll open their spring season at the Kiawah Island Intercollegiate, Feb. 22-24, at Kiawah Island, S.C.