USC Women's Golf Signs Two Top Golfers For 2004-2005

Nov. 14, 2003

Los Angeles - The USC women's golf program--the defending NCAA champions--signed World Junior Champion Paola Moreno and Dutch National Champion Dewi-Claire Schreefel to letters of intent, Women of Troy golf coach Andrea Gaston announced today.

Both golfers will compete for USC in the 2004-2005 season.

'We're very excited to have both players join us next season,' said Gaston. 'They're going to have a tremendous impact on our team. They will also add to the international diversity of our team makeup. Both players have a lot of experience playing internationally and have had opportunities representing their countries at major events. Their experience will certainly pay off and keep us at an elite level, competing with the best in the country.'

Moreno, from Cali, Colombia, is an outstanding talent and the winner of the 2002 Junior World Championships held at Torrey Pines, Calif. She's the second Trojan golfer in the last seven years--joining Jennifer Rosales--to win at the Junior World Championship. She also represented Colombia at the World Junior Amateur Championships held in Malaysia and was the 2003 Colombian Junior National Champion. She finished third at the 2002 Mexican Amateur, behind former USC golfer Becky Lucidi and current Women of Troy golfer Tanya Dergal.

Schreefel, from Alkmaar in The Netherlands, is another top junior golfer and the winner of the 2003 Dutch National Championship. She represented The Netherlands at the 2002 Junior World Amateur Championships in Malaysia and was selected to play on the European team at the Junior Solheim Cup against the United States in 2003. She also was the 2002 champion at the Junior Ladies French Championship and the 2002 national champion of both the Junior and Ladies Strokeplay Championship.

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