Tue, Apr. 24, 2012 - [Women's Golf]
Oskaloosa--William Penn University women's golf coach Nik Rule has announced that Demi Coertze has agreed to sign a National Letter of Intent to attend the University in the fall and compete for the women's golf program.
Demi, the daughter of Toppie and Glenda Coertze, is a native of Johannesburg, South Africa and recently graduated from Edenvale HS. She currently attends The Gavan Levenson Golf Academy.
The 2012 Benoni Golf Club champion, Coertze was runner-up the previous two years. She also placed tenth in last year's South Africa Junior Rose Bowl and was selected to represent this year's Ekurhuleni Women's Golf team at the 72-hole Interprovincial Championships.
"The reaction the girls gave when I told them I am coming really did make me feel like a part of the team already," Coertze said. "I am so excited to join William Penn in the fall as it will definitely be like coming home."
Off the course, Coertze has also excelled on the stage, playing the lead role in her school's theatre production.
"Demi is a very accomplished and experienced golfer," Rule said. "She has already been very successful as a young athlete and I am confident that she will be successful in helping the Lady Statesmen continue to build and expand upon our recent success. She has a very mature golf game and I am excited for the opportunity to coach her and help her game reach the next level. I am confident she will be making an immediate impact on our program."
"Over the last eight months, I have had the pleasure of getting to know Demi and her family through our conversations on Skype," Rule added. "We have built a very strong bond and I believe Demi will be a perfect fit in our team-centered approach. Our philosophy is to not only find accomplished players, but to find athletes who are also good people and Demi, like all the ladies on our team, excels at both. I cannot wait to see her in August."
William Penn finished the 2011-2012 season with three wins, four runner-up placings, and two other top-five finishes.