Nov. 14, 2012
BERKELEY - The California women's golf team has inked prep athlete Alice Jeong of Gardena, Calif., to a National Letter of Intent for the 2013-14 season.
Jeong, currently ranked 38th overall and 12th in California by GolfWeek, will join the Golden Bears from North Torrance High School where she was a three-time team MVP for a team that won its first Co-Ocean League Championship this season with a 19-1 record. Jeong was the winner of the 2012 Mary Cave Cup with a two-round score of 140, runner-up at both the 2011 Toyota Tour Championship and the 2011 AJGA Emerson Golf Classic in addition to placing as runner-up at the 2010 CIF finals. She also has top 10 finishes at the Genesis Junior Championship, the Winn Grips heather Farr Classic and the AJGA Junior at Robinson Ranch. The South Bay golfer has also qualified for match play at two USGA events - the 2012 US Girls Championship at Lake Merced and the 2012 US Women's Amateur Public Links at Neshanic Valley Golf Club where she won four consecutive matches and earned a berth in the semifinals.
She was recently selected as a member of the 2012 HP Scholastic Junior All-American team and is ranked 11th academically in her class of 557 students.
"We are so happy to have Alice join our Cal Golf family," California head coach Nancy McDaniel said. "She has had a fantastic junior and amateur career to date and we look to her to step right in for the Bears beginning next fall. Alice has all the qualities we look for in our players including a great support system, high academic standards, diligent work ethic, open to learning and to new experiences and she is a relentless competitor combined with being a very classy young sportswoman. We feel fortunate to have her signing with Cal!"