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Haley Myers with coach (and dad) Todd Myers | Somerset | 2019 WIAA Girls Championship | Haley tied for 4th

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."

Girls Class of 2020

No. First name Last name High School College July
1, Rachel Kauflin Wauwatosa East/West Central Michigan T1 1 5 6
2, Mallory Swartz Franklin Bowling Green (Ohio) T1 2 3 7
3, Kate Meier Middleton Loyola (Ill.) 4 4 4 2
4, Grace Welch Madison Edgewood UW-Green Bay 5 5 2 1
5, Myranda Kotlowski Stoughton 6 12 13 NR
6, Grace Suter Oconomowoc 9 7 20 NR
7, Sami Krutz Brookfield Central TBA (academics) 8 6 NR NR
8, Sadie Kelley Pulaski Colorado-Mesa 11 20 NR NR
9, Meredith Boos Waukesha Catholic Memorial Montana 7 15 NR NR
10, Holly Murphy Lake Geneva Badger North Dakota State 3 2 1 4
11, Jessica Hagman New Richmond Concordia-St. Paul (Minn.) 18 11 7 5
12, Julia Schilling Kettle Moraine TBA (academics) 12 8 8 NR
13, Ariel Heuer Fall Creek 25 31 NR NR
14, Kiernan Smith Maple Northwestern UW-Whitewater 10 9 NR NR
15, Abby Nickel Stevens Point 20 14 24 NR
16, Carly Moon Baraboo Winona (Minn.) State 13 18 NR NR
17, Andrea Schleeper Verona UW-La Crosse 15 NR NR NR
18, Rylie Severson Ashwaubenon Winona (Minn.) State 16 13 NR NR
19, Ellie Kaiser Hartland Arrowhead 21 16 NR NR
20, Makenzie Hodson Middleton St. Mary's-Minn. (academics) 35 22 19 NR
21, Anna Cesarz Milwaukee DSHA 27 35 21 NR
22, Hadley Mueller Brookfield East HM NR NR NR
23, Haley Myers Somerset UW-Whitewater 26 23 11 NR
24, Holly Carlson Ellsworth UW-Eau Claire NR NR NR NR
25, Isabelle Gaudion Kettle Moraine TBA (academics) 28 NR NR NR
26, Abby DeMoe Colfax UW-La Crosse 29 24 12 10
27, Anaka Leske Madison Edgewood 17 32 18 15
28, Sarah Peterson Tomah NR NR NR NR
29, Ally Nickel Stevens Point NR NR NR NR
30, Rylee Haines Arcadia 36 33 23 9
31, Amanda Ruona Hartford 40 38 16 NR
32, Mary Hommen Cambridge NR NR NR NR
33, Emma Onesti Green Bay Preble 33 29 NR NR
34, Sydney O'Hearn Sun Prairie UW-Whitewater 34 21 NR NR
35, Alyssa Dreher Kewaskum/Campbellsport Bryant & Stratton 38 36 NR NR
36, Alexis Fredericks Prescott NR NR NR NR
37, Morgan Benskin Cedarburg NR NR NR NR
tie, Maddie Wilke Cedarburg 23 26 NR NR
39, Anna Krieski Reedsburg Winona (Minn.) State HM NR NR NR
40, Aubrie Pero Cambridge NR NR NR NR
41, Ellie Craig Mukwonago 24 19 9 8
42, Hannah Harper River Falls 19 30 17 13
43, Ellie Schneider De Pere 22 17 NR NR
44, Carson Genda Waunakee NR NR NR NR
45, Kaci Duquaine Green Bay Preble co-op NR NR NR NR
tie, Lauren Bonetti Green Bay Preble co-op NR NR NR NR
47, Abby VanOoyen Green Bay Notre Dame NR NR NR NR
48, Sophie Christianson Hartford NR NR NR NR
49, Kenna DeRosa Hartford NR NR NR NR
50, Brooke Ehle Waunakee 32 27 14 NR
tie, Sara Nerad Janesville Craig 30 25 22 NR

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