June 28, 2012
NORMAN, Okla. -- University of Oklahoma head women's golf coach Veronique Drouin-Luttrell announced Thursday that Kaitlyn Rohrback is transferring to OU from the University of Tennessee and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.
Rohrback, who hails from Crofton, Md., competed in 18 of UT's 22 tournaments over her freshman and sophomore years and posted eight top-25 finishes and a pair of top-10 showings. She averaged 76.04 strokes per round as a freshman (+4.14 in relation to par) and 75.96 strokes as a sophomore (+4.04).
Rohrback's best finish came at the this past season's SEC/Pac-12 Challenge when she took third place with a three-round 214 (-2). She recorded a seventh-place finish at the Bryan National Collegiate as a freshman.
"We're excited to have Kaitlyn join our golf program," said Drouin-Luttrell, who this year led OU to the Big 12 title and a sixth-place national finish. "She has played college golf at a high level the last couple of years and I believe her experience will be very beneficial to us. Our team should be very competitive this coming year with most of our players having a legitimate chance to qualify for tournaments."
Rohrback attended Archbishop Spalding High School and as a senior became the first girl to ever win the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association golf championship. Playing from the men's tees, she defeated 98 other competitors, including 97 boys.
She was ranked No. 13 nationally by Golfweek among the class of 2010 commitments.
Rohrback's other amateur accolades include back-to-back Maryland Women's Amateur titles (2010 and 2011) and three American Junior Golf Association first-place finishes. Rohrback also qualified for the 2009 U.S. Amateur.
The Sooners return all of their regulars from the 2011-12 season, including NCAA champion and junior-to-be Chirapat Jao-Javanil.