Wednesday, April 28, 2010

MISENHEIMER, N.C. – Pfeiffer University head golf coach Phil Fecteau announced the signing of five new student-athletes to be a part of the Lady Falcon golf program starting in the fall of 2010. The six newcomers are Lauren Lyle, Kelly Hill, Angela Gimenez, Stephanie Peareth and Meredith Beavin.

Lyle ventures to Misenheimer via Orlando, Florida and Timber Creek High School. With the Wolves, Lyle helped her squad finish the 2009 season undefeated with a district and region championship. Lyle placed third in the district event following that up with a top-five finish in the state tournament. Last summer, Lyle scored a huge victory in the Walt Disney Children’s Miracle Network Championship and finishing second in both events leading up to the Disney tournament. For her champion efforts, Lyle was the honorary starter at the PGA Tour’s Classic event rubbing elbows with Stephen Ames, Justin Rose, Zach Johnson and Justin Leonard.

Hill, originally from Palm City, Florida now residing in Burke, Virginia, is the youngest of four in her family. Hill is infamously known as a member of the “fabulous five” as a freshman starter on the boy’s varsity golf team. Hill posted a 75 and 79 in the VSHL Boys District tournament. Hill started playing golf at the age of four and traded preschool for the driving range.

Gimenez also hails from Spain and the city of Castellon de la Plana. Since playing in the under-10 age group back in 2002, Gimenez has been ranked either one or two in 24 different regional rankings including the top scoring junior in Valencia as recently as March 2009. Gimenez also got close with some of golf’s best in the world like Sergio Garcia, Paul Casey, Camilo Villegas and Rose in a 2008 golf clinic.

Peareth comes to the village from Newton Aycliffe in Great Britain going into her fifth year of playing golf. Peareth has scored a half-dozen wins in junior’s county, region and national play carding rounds of 70, 72, and three 73’s. Peareth became the national girl’s champion, BCS with a round of 83. Her 2009 efforts came after five wins in 2008 which included a men’s event.

Beavin, traveling south from Reiserstown, Maryland just outside Baltimore dabbled in four sports in high school picking golf as #1. Beavin was the #1 golfer and team captain on her Franklin High School team all four season which included an unbeaten record in 2009. Named the team’s MVP and scholar-athlete, Beavin scored second, fourth and sixth place finishes in her district, region and state tournaments. Beavin starred in lacrosse and basketball along with track and field. Beavin is the middle sibling in her family being a whopping five minutes older than her twin brother Cameron.