Women's Golf Signs Two in Early Period

Nov. 19, 2003

TEMPE, Ariz. - Arizona State has signed Brooke Todare of Paradise Valley, Ariz., and Louise Stahle of Lund, Sweden, in the early signing period, second-year ASU women's golf coach Melissa Luellen announced Wednesday. Both are expected to join the Sun Devil program in the fall of 2004.

Todare comes to ASU from Xavier College Preparatory Academy in Phoenix where she has been a member of the Arizona state high school championship team in each of the last four years. She finished tied for third individually at the state high school championships this November. Her father, Steve, played baseball at Arizona State, earning a letter in 1979.

'Brooke has been a long-time ASU fan,' Luellen said. 'She bleeds Maroon and Gold and already knows the ASU fight song by heart. Due to some injuries, she has not played her best golf yet. I believe Brooke's best golf will come out at ASU.'

Stahle comes to ASU from Lund, Sweden, where she is currently the No. 1-ranked junior golfer in Europe. She was a member of the victorious European Junior Solheim Cup team and has been invited to play in the Sweden Open, a European professional event. Her lowest competitive score has been a 67 in both the British Junior Championship and the European Junior Girls Team Championship.

'Louise is going to be a major impact player for our program,' Luellen said. 'She is highly talented and has lofty goals for herself. She would like to be the No. 1 player in the world, and I believe she has the talent, drive and work ethic to do it.'

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