Caroline Moore, a senior at North Laurel High School in London, Ky., is the latest signee for coach John Maupin and his Lee women’s golf team.
“Caroline is a welcome addition to our program,” said Maupin after the official signing. “We were fortunate to find out about her early in the process, and establish a relationship. She was heavily recruited by some very good programs, so we are very happy that she ultimately chose Lee University.
“Caroline has an excellent background, and is a standout on and off the course,” added Maupin. “First and foremost, we know that she will be a great representative of our school and golf program.”
Maupin noted that Moore has a great tournament resume. “We know that she is one of the best junior golfers in the state of Kentucky. She has played an extensive junior tournament schedule, and has also competed in statewide amateur events.
“We really like the high-level experience that she will bring with her,” he continued. “She is extremely dedicated to her golf, and the time she has put in has paid off. Caroline is very talented, and has the opportunity to be as good as she wants to be. She is a very solid ball striker, which is something that will translate well to the college game.
She fits in very well with the other girls we are bringing in, and we expect her to be a part of some exciting times for our program. We are looking forward to seeing what she accomplishes during her time here.
She noted that there were several factors in her choosing Lee University and what stuck out to her in regards to the campus, program and school.
“After my fist visit I was very impressed with the campus, the size of the school and its Christian affiliation. It was also a perfect fit for me because of the location. I appreciated that coach Maupin was the first college coach to seek me out; the growth of his team and the success that they have achieved over the past four years grabbed my attention. That’s the kind of program I seek to be a part of.”
Moore singled out what she was looking forward to most about being a Lady Flame
“I most look forward to joining an already successful program with experienced teammates. I want to be able to set record-breaking goals with them and work as a team to accomplish those goals.”
Moore took time to list several of her accomplishments in high school and junior golf: 2012 Kentucky Junior Amateur – Tied for fifth, 2012 Trusted Choice Big I State Tournament at University Club of Kentucky, Wildcat Course – Tied for second, 2012 USGA Girls Junior Amateur Qualifier – Tied for sixth (alternate), KHSAA 9th Region – first place, KHSAA State Tournament – Tied for seventh, Kentucky Golf Coaches Association Senior All-star Tournament – second place, Kentucky Golf Coaches Association ninth Region All-Tournament Team 2011-2012, 2012 KHSAA All-state Team, Career played (4) KHSAA State Golf Tournaments, career low round of 66 at Lady Rocket Invitational.
She considered the University of Akron, Eastern Kentucky University, Charleston Southern University, and Carson-Newman before selecting the Lady Flames.
“I’m excited to play for coach Maupin and be a member of the Lady Flames golf team,” Moore said. “I really like the team’s chemistry, and I feel like I can learn and improve my game by watching my experienced teammates who have been there and competed at this level.”