St. Pierre, Futcher to Represent Penn State at World University Golf Championships

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (July 30, 2004) - Penn State head women's golf coach Denise St. Pierre and former Nittany Lion standout Katie Futcher will represent the United States at the 10th World University Golf Championships, which will be held Aug. 1-6, in Korat, Thailand.

St. Pierre, who is entering her 13th season overseeing the Penn State program, will serve as a coach and Futcher will show her skills, along with four other op collegiate players, on the par-72 Voyage Panorama Golf Course on the campus of Suranaree University of Technology.

The World University Golf Championships are played each year, with 12 other countries also competing. Players are selected from top collegiate rankings.

St. Pierre has coached two players, Laura Hammond and Futcher, to four All-American awards. She's also tutored 12 Academic All-Americans, five All-Big Ten golfers and 65 Academic All-Big Ten honorees.

Futcher owns the Penn State records for best 18-hole score (67), best 36-hole score (137) and best 72-hole score (291). She won five individual titles, including the 2002 Nittany Lion Invitational. Futcher was also Penn State's yearly average leader all four years (1999-00 through 2002-03) and she owns three of the school's all-time best averages, including a school-best 74.03 in 2002-03.

For more information on Penn State women's golf, please visit our official athletics website at www.GoPSUsports.com.

 

 

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