Women's Golf Adds Two Strong Players

San Jose, Calif.—Swedish golfer My Leander and Kim Cifuentes, from Gilbert, Ariz., have each signed National Letters-of-Intent to play women’s golf at San Jose State University beginning with the 2013-14 season, as announced by Spartan head coach John Dormann.

Leander, from Stockholm, played in the inaugural ANNIKA Invitational Europe in August of 2012.  She finished tied for second at the tournament that featured 78 of the best females in Europe.  With her second-place finish, Leander was one of three Europeans invited to play at the 2013 ANNIKA Invitational this past January in Orlando, Fla., where she finished tied for 66th.  She won the Skandia Tour Regional #6 in 2010 and 2012 and tied for third at the 2012 Skandia Tour Elit #6.

Cifuentes qualified for and played at the 2012 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship and represented Arizona at the 2012 Girls Junior America’s Cup last July in Hawaii.  This past January, she won the Girls Division of the Future Collegians World Tour Jr. Golf Tournament at Half Moon Bay.  She also finished second at the FCWT Junior Tournament at Grayhawk Raptor in December.  Cifuentes played high school golf for Campo Verde High School where she was a two-time honorable mention All-Tribune team selection.  She tied for eighth at the 2012 Division II Girls Golf State Championship and tied for 11th at the 2011 championship.

“We are excited that My and Kim will be joining the Spartan program this fall,” said Dormann.  “My was a late bloomer and has been playing good golf this past year.  I look for her to step in and play right away.  Kim has good golf skills and continues to work on her game.  She could become a really valuable contributor to our team.”

Leader and Kim join Alex Kristofersson, also from Sweden, as this year’s signing class for the Spartans.

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