Thomas Inks LOI With UW Women's Golf
Nov. 9, 2011
SEATTLE -- Washington Women's Golf Coach Mary Lou Mulflur announced that international golfer Charlotte Thomas has signed a NCAA Letter of Intent to compete for Washington beginning with the 2012-13 season.
Thomas, who was born in Surrey, England but has lived in Singapore for five years, is currently ranked 119th in the Royal and Ancient World Amateur Golf rankings.
"We are extremely excited to have a player of Charlotte's skill level joining arguably my youngest team ever in the Fall of 2012," said Mulflur. "We expect Charlotte to have an immediate impact on our team. She is an incredible talent and even more impressive is her work ethic. She knows exactly what she wants and puts in the effort to get there. That work ethic will pay off not only with her golf, but her school work as well. I can't wait to have her on campus and part of the Husky family here in Seattle."
Thomas has an impressive amateur resume that includes a win in the inaugural Annika Invitational at Mission Hills in Shenzhen, China. She shot 10-under 206 to earn the victory in the first-ever girls-only junior golf event in China.
She also won a Nick Faldo Junior Asia Series golf tournament in China this past July, running away with a 15-shot victory by firing 4-under 140.
Thomas was fifth at the 2011 Ladies' British Open Amateur in the stroke play portion, shooting 15-over 301 in the 72-hole competition. She was the midway leader of that tournament.
In 2010, Thomas notched a second-place finish at the 21st SLGA Amateur Open Golf Championship. She carried the lead after two rounds but fell by two strokes to the champion.
Thomas attended the United World College of South East Asia, an independent, international school located in Singapore.