Nov. 15, 2000
NEW ORLEANS - The Tulane women's golf team signed two prep standouts in Alexis Wooster and Lindsay Hulwick, head coach Sue Bower announced Wednesday.
Wooster, a native of Winnetka, Ill., recently won the Illinois State High School Championship for New Trier High School, shooting 75-77 to take the title by six strokes. She also led her high school to its first-ever state golf championship.
Alexis is a very long hitter and a great competitor, said Bower, who is in her ninth year as head coach for the Wave. She continues our tradition of attracting great student-athletes from Illinois, following in the footsteps of Christy Carter and Pam Buff.
In addition to her high school exploits, Wooster has an outstanding national junior golf record. Twice in the summer of 2000, Wooster finished runner-up to Leigh Ann Hardin, the American Junior Golf Association's all-time record holder for tournament wins, shooting an 80-75-77 in the AJGA Golfweek Chicago Classic and a 75-79-75 in the AJGA Buick Junior. She finished second in the Pepsi Little Peoples Championship and made her way to the second round of match play (final 32) in the USGA Junior. Wooster chose Tulane over Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri and Northwestern.
Hulwick, a native of Littleton, Colo., is the reigning Colorado Women's Amateur Champion. She was the runner-up in the 2000 Colorado High School Championship while representing Heritage High School.
Lindsay is the protege of world-renowned teaching pro Mike McGetrick, notes Bower. As a result, she has one of the most fundamentally sound swings I have ever seen.
Hulwick finished seventh in the 2000 AJGA Aspen Junior Classic and tied for 16 in the 2000 AJGA Arizona Junior Classic. Hulwick has represented Colorado each of the past four years on the Junior America's Cup team and competed in the 2000 USGA Junior Amateur at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club. She chose Tulane over Texas A&M, SMU, Colorado and Baylor.
Both Alexis and Lindsay are outstanding students and delightful young women who will represent Tulane University well in every way, said Bower. I am very excited to have them join our talented core of young players. The future of Tulane golf is in good hands with the addition of these two fine players.
The Tulane women's golf team begins the 2001 season hosting the Green
Wave Women's Golf Classic at the Lakewood Country Club on March 5-6.