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Women’s Golf Adds Two

Nov 11, 2021

STANFORD, Calif. – Margot and Mitch Milias Director of Women's Golf Anne Walker announced the addition of Megha Ganne and Kelly Xu on Thursday. The two student-athletes signed National Letters of Intent with Stanford and will join the women's golf program in the fall of 2022.
"Megha and Kelly both have golf resumes that outshine their peers," Walker said. "They have represented the United States, been prominent players in the Drive, Chip and Putt, have been honored with several awards and at the same time, excelled in the classroom. Above all though, they have strong character and will bring immeasurable, positive qualities to our locker room. We are excited to add them to our strong roster and know that they will be integral on our quest for our next Championship."
Megha Ganne • Holmdel, New Jersey (Holmdel High School)

  • Will graduate from Holmdel High School in 2022
  • 2021 AJGA Rolex Player of the Year
  • Three-time AJGA Rolex All-American
  • Member of the 2021 Curtis Cup Team, Junior Solheim Cup Team and Junior Ryder Cup Team
  • No. 1 in Rolex AJGA Rankings
  • No. 1 in Golfweek Rankings
  • No. 1 in JuniorGolfScoreboard
  • No. 24 in WAGR
  • 2021 AJGA Scholastic Award recipient
  • 2021 AJGA Scholastic All-American
  • Low Amateur at 2021 U.S. Women's Open at The Olympic Club (T14)
  • 2021 Scott Robertson Memorial champion
  • 2021 Polo Invitational semifinalist
  • Third at 2021 Annika Invitational
  • Third at 2021 Junior PGA Girls Championship
  • Tied for third at the 2020 Rolex Tournament of Champions
  • Semifinalist at 2019 U.S. Women's Amateur
  • Has competed in 10 USGA Championships
  • Four-time Drive, Chip, & Putt National Finalist
  • Daughter of Hari and Sudha Ganne
  • Sister of Sirina Ganne
  • Born in Long Branch, New Jersey

Walker on Ganne: "It is common for people to go out of their way to tell me Megha Ganne is fabulous. She has impacted so many people in her young life. Through her smile, engaging personality, inclusive demeanor and strong presence, she has left a positive mark on many people; we are honored to be welcoming such a person into the Stanford community."
Kelly Xu • Claremont, Calif. (Claremont High School)

  • Will graduate from Claremont High School in 2022
  • 2021 SCGA Women's Player of the Year
  • First Team AJGA Rolex All-American
  • Two-time Second Team AJGA Rolex All-American
  • 2021 Alison Lee/Under Armour Open champion
  • 2021 SCGA Women's Amateur champion
  • 2021 SCGA Junior Amateur champion
  • 2020 SCGA Junior Amateur champion
  • 2019 Brendan Steele Junior All Star champion
  • 2019 Kia Jr. Open champion
  • 2019 U.S. Girls Junior Round of 16 (T9)
  • Four-time letterwinner in golf
  • Three-time team captain
  • Four-time Team and League MVP
  • Helped team to two league championships
  • Two state championship appearances
  • 2020-21 CIF Souther Sectional Medalist
  • 2021-21 CIF Regionals appearance
  • 2020 All-Southern California Team Award
  • No. 13 in Golfweek Rankings
  • No. 17 in JuniorGolfScoreboard
  • No. 22 Rolex AJGA Rankings
  • No. 345 in WAGR
  • First female champion at Augusta National (National Champion, inaugural Drive, Chip, and Putt, 7-9 age group)
  • Daughter of Yufeng Xu and Tong Zhao
  • Sister of Kristina Xu

Walker on Xu: "Kelly's biggest advocate has been Condoleezza Rice. She has watched Kelly act with grace and a unique, competitive fire over the years at the Augusta Drive, Chip and Putt. In the short time I have known Kelly, I have been impressed with that same competitive drive and desire to constantly improve. I am looking forward to being a part of her journey."