Haley Myers doesn't know at this point where her academic interests will take her, but she knew overnight that golf would take her to UW-Whitewater.
"After doing an overnight at Whitewater, I really liked the school and the atmosphere," the Somerset senior wrote in a recent email interview with Wisconsin.golf, saying that she is leaning toward pursuing psychology and chose Whitewater after visiting and considering UW-Oshkosh.
"I (was) looking for a medium-sized school that has a lot of major options because I don't know for sure what I want to major in. ... Whitewater has a lot of majors so I will be able to figure out what I want to major in."
In the meantime, she has a good vibe about what she's walking into with the women's golf program at Whitewater.
The Warhawks have won three consecutive Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championships and, in May, will make their third consecutive NCAA Division III appearance. After that, however, Whitewater will bid farewell to five seniors — including CheyAnn Knudsen, Ashley Hofmeister and Kelly Storti, who have been in the top five for each of those NCAA Championship runs.
Myers would like to be in the mix to fill one of those openings, but realizes she has work to do. The Warhawks will return eight golfers and have at least two other in-state golfers — Kiernan Smith of Maple Northwestern and Sydney O'Hearn of Sun Prairie — set to join Myers in their 2020 recruiting class.
"I think I could be in the varsity five, but I will need to push myself to get better and become more consistent," said Myers, a four-time sectional qualifier who consistently played her best golf during the WIAA tournament series and made it to the WIAA Division 2 state tournament three times.
After finishing tied for 23rd as a sophomore, she tied for 13th at University Ridge Golf Course as a junior after shooting back-to-back rounds of 91. This past season, Myers shot 83-89 and medaled with a fourth-place finish.
It was a strong finish to what had been a bumpy summer for Myers. She enjoyed three top-five finish in WPGA Junior Tour events, but struggled in two bigger events at The Dells Junior Golf Championship, shooting 97-91 to tie for 21st, and at the Golf Coaches Association of Wisconsin College Showcase on the Irish Course at Whistling Straits in Haven, where she shot 101-97 to finish 22nd.
"They have been playing very well in their meets so I am hoping I can help continue to the success of the team," Myers said. "When I did my overnight, the girls were so welcoming and the school just felt right."