Women's Golf Adds Local Players & Swedish Amateur Star

Madeleine Ziegert from Sweden, considered to be one of the top five junior girls players in Sweden; Jody Ho, who plays on the boys golf team at San Jose’s Piedmont Hills High; and Jennifer Brumbaugh from Scotts Valley High in Santa Cruz, Calif., have signed a National Letter-of-Intent with San Jose State University. John Dormann, the Spartans’ women’s golf coach, made the announcement.

Ziegert has played internationally and is a member of the 2007-08 Swedish Amateur team. Earlier this season, she finished 14th at the Lady Falcon Invitational in Daytona Beach, Fla. The tournament included three NCAA Division I programs.

During her junior year, Ho was the Most Valuable Player of the 2007 Piedmont Hills High boys’ golf team. She finished fifth at the 2006 Central Coast Section girls’ golf championship and advanced to the Northern California championship tournament.

Brumbaugh was the top girls player in the Bronze-Silver-Gold (BSG) events in Santa Cruz County junior golf last summer.

“Therese three incoming freshmen are players we can grow and develop. They’re all very coachable and have a passion for the game,” says Dormann.

“Madeleine gives us a top-of-the-lineup type of player who is very consistent, a good ball-striker with good distance control and a very good short game. Jody and Jennifer will give us quality depth to our team that will have only one senior in 2008-09.”