Hawai'i's Koga Signs Women's Golf LOI
Nov. 14, 2012
SEATTLE - Washington Women's Golf Coach Mary Lou Mulflur signed just one player for the 2013-14 class, but she is one of the top players on the west coast.
Eimi (pronounced Amy) Koga from Honolulu, Hawai'i's Moanalua High School sent in her NCAA letter of intent on Wednesday and will join the Huskies next year.
"We are very excited to have Eimi joining out Husky family," said Mulflur. "She is an all-around player with a toughness about her that I like. She battles regardless of the situation; doesn't matter if she's 4 over or 4 under she's fighting to make the best shot possible.
"That toughness is something I look for in players; she will fit in well with our current roster. Eimi has had success at every level which is important in allowing her to be comfortable in any competitive situation."
Koga has built her reputation playing junior golf around the United States and Japan. She finished third at the Callaway Junior World Championship in both 2012 and 2011 and competed at the 2012 U.S. Girls' Junior Championship, where she barely missed match play. This past July she helped Hawai'i capture the Girls Junior America's Cup and ended up third individually.
In 2011, she finished third in stroke play at the 2011 U.S. Girls Juniors but lost in the Round of 32 of match play. She also tied for 15th at the 2011 Junior PGA Championship
The current high school senior was third at the 2012 Hawai'i state championship and helped Moanalua to a sixth-place team finish. She is a three-time Oahu Interscholastic Association golf champion.
Washington, ranked No. 1 by Golfweek and No. 2 by Golfstat, will lose one senior this year, Brittany Tallman from Issaquah, Wash.