Golf adds five new faces to program

Chris Yamnitsky

Kent State men’s and women’s golf teams have announced their newest additions joining the teams next season. The men’s team received two National Letters of Intent, and the women’s team received three.

Men’s coach Herb Page announced that Nick Montes (Pickerington, Ohio) and Chris Doody (Upper Arlington, Ohio) will be joining the Flashes for the 2016-2017 season. Montes and Doody both rank in the top 5 in Ohio.

Montes recorded a scoring average of 73.1 as a senior at Pickerington North High School. Some of his biggest accomplishments include fourth place at Hudson Junior Invitational and seventh at 2015 Ohio Junior with scores of 72 and 77.

Doody recorded a 73.8 stroke average as a senior at Wellington School. Doody has broken a school record, earned first team all-district honors and was a medalist at DIII Sectionals.

Women’s coach Greg Robertson announced that Julia Goodson (Hudson, Ohio), Pimnipa Panthong (Thailand) and Karoline Stormo (Norway) will be joining the No.7-ranked women’s golf team for the 206-2017 season.

Goodson is a four-year letter winner at Hudson High School who was also named Player of the Year and was a First Team All-District honoree.

Panthong brings a list of various wins but the most notable of them are three Lady Amateur Opens, one Junior Golf Championship and one Junior Open.

Stormo ended her 2015 with a 73.9 scoring average. Stormo won the Nowegian Cup Order of Merit, along with, third place and top honors at two Titleist Tour events and was runner-up at the Norgescup.

These three signees will help the team to fill in the shoes of the three seniors leaving after this year, Taylor Kim, Josee Doyon and Amira Alexander. 

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