San Jose-Three high school golfers - Jordanne Barr of Bakersfield, Calif.; Megan Osland of Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada; and Kathleen Rojas of Turlock, Calif., have signed National Letters-of-Intent to compete for the San Jose State women's golf team beginning with the 2011-12 season, announced Spartan head coach John Dormann.
Barr, ranked #105 on the 2011 graduates list on Golfweek.com, did not start playing golf until two weeks before her freshman year. She competes for Frontier High School and placed 20th at the 2010 CIF Southern Regional. Barr won the 2010 Toyota Tour Cup Series in Rancho San Marcos, was third at the 2010 CIF Central Section Individual Championships and won the 2009 CIF Central Section Southern Area Tournament. Her high school team has won two CIF Central Section Championships. An honors student, Barr is multi-talented, winning medals in swimming, dancing in the local production of The Nutcracker for eight years, and participating in band and choir.
Osland has won the British Columbia Zone 2 Girls Championship for the past three years, shooting a 68 this past May to win her third title. This past October, she recorded her fifth hole-in-one in her career. Osland shot a career-best 7-under par at the 2010 Callaway Jack McLaughlin Memorial PGA of BC Pro-Junior Tournament where she won the individual low gross with the lowest score of the juniors and pros. She finished second at the 2010 British Columbia Juvenile Girls Championship. Osland played at the 2010 Junior World Golf Championships in San Diego with current Spartan Stephanie Gibri. She also played on teams representing Canada at the 2007 World Youth Team Challenge in Bollingbrook, Ill., and at the 2010 North Pacific Junior Ladies Team Matches. Osland attends Kelowna Secondary School and was one of three students chosen from the school to attend the 2010 National Student Leadership Conference in Montreal.
Rojas attends Turlock Christian High School and plays on the boys team because her school has no formal girls team. She won the 2010 Division V High School Girls Championship by six strokes and the 2009 title by 14 strokes. Rojas also won the 2009 Sac-Joaquin Section title. A member of The First Tee of Modesto, she played at the 2009 Walmart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach. This past summer, Rojas played at the USGA Women's Amateur Public Links in Indiana.
"I am very excited for these three to join our team," said Dormann. "They are very aggressive ball strikers and are great additions to our team. Jordanne has a great deal of potential and brings a desire to continue to improve her game everyday. Megan has a wealth of international experience and has the potential to do great things in a Spartan uniform with her golfing abilities. Kathleen has a great attitude and brings a wealth of experience of playing in a variety of situations including the boys team at her high school.
"Dana and I are excited to work with these three student athletes. We cannot wait to help them develop their golf games even further."
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