San Jose, Calif.— Tereza Melecká, from Bělkovice-Lašťany, Czech Republic, and Kayla Choy, from San Francisco, Calif., have signed National Letters-of-Intent to play women’s golf at San José State University, beginning with the 2017-18 season, as announced by Spartan head coach John Dormann.
Melecká is currently ranked 187th among amateurs in the European Golf Rankings. She won the 2016 Faldo Series Slovaki Championship for girls under 21 with a 215 (74-70-71), winning by 12 shots. She was third at the 20th Faldo Series Grand Final in October of 2016. Melecká competed on the Czech National Team at the 2016 European Girls Team Championship, where she won her match against Mathilde Fredensborg of Denmark, 4&2, and finished tied for 35th in stroke play after shooting a 71 in the second round. Melecká was 11th at the 2016 Czech International Junior U18 & 21 Championship, where current Spartan Franziska Friedrich tied for fourth place.
“Tereza brings a lot of international experience to our program,” said Dormann. “She will contribute to our starting lineup right away.”
Choy is a senior at Sacred Hearth Cathedral Prep in San Francisco where she is a member of the girl’s golf team. She played in six tournaments this past summer and finished eighth at the Foxtail Junior Championship.
“Kayla has a new-found passion for the game. Hopefully, she will develop into a solid contributor for the Spartans. Kayla brings a great attitude to San José State as she is excited to be a Spartan,” said Dormann.
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