The Chattanooga Mocs women’s golf team is midway through the 2021-22 season. It’s off to a good start with a lot of exciting golf to be played in the spring. But this is more about 2022-23 than the current campaign.
Coach Colette Murray announced the signing of two exciting internationals Monday afternoon. Isabella Yu Lee (Ecuador) and Kera Healey (South Africa) are the latest highly-ranked juniors to come to the Scenic City.
“This is our highest ranked class in the history of the program,” Murray noted. “With these two additions, and the current members of the team who will be here next year, I am the most excited I’ve felt about our program in a long time. These two young ladies want to win. They are proud to call themselves Mocs and are excited to represent our program and our University.”
ISABELLA YU LEE
Quito, Ecuador – Colegio Menor
Wins at the 2020 Albierto de Los Cerros Club de Golf, Campeonato Nacional Juvenil & Abierto de Arrayanes Country Club events. Two of those wins came in ladies tournaments. 3 wins, 2 runners-up, 1 3rd and 1 5th in last 11 events.
Silver and bronze medalist at South American Youth Golf Championship.
Ranked as high as No. 386 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings.
Murray: “Isa has a quiet and humble demeanor but is a truly fierce competitor. She is the highest-ranked player we have ever signed, and we cannot wait for her to get here. I believe she will help elevate our program to new heights.”
Johannesburg, South Africa – Trinityhouse High School
1 Win, 5 Top 5s & 9 Top 10s in 10 starts in 2021 with lone outlier being 17th-place finish in South African Women’s Am.
Wins at 2020 Nomads South African Juniors International and 2021 Western Province Women’s Amateur & Junior Championships.
Competed in team competitions for Gauteng in 2019 & 2021 South African Inter-Provincial Championships captaining her squad in 2021.
Murray: “Kera has an infectious energy that I know will have a huge and positive impact on our team. She is another highly ranked player on the WAGR, and she will have an immediate impact both on and off the course.”
The Mocs return to the tee Feb. 18-20 at the Reynolds Lake Oconee Invitational. The event is played in Eatonton, Ga., at the Great Waters Course.