SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento State women's golf team announced today the signing of Jennifer Koga and Guadalupe Dabos to National Letters of Intent. The pair will both enroll at the University in the fall of 2020 as freshmen.
Koga was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii before living in Japan from 2017-18 where her sister, Eimi, played on the Japanese LPGA Tour. Jennifer qualified for match play at the 2019 US Girls Junior in 2019 with scores of 71-71 and made match play in 2015 at the age of 13. In 2017, she finished 17th at Junior World after shooting 72-73-73-72. Her resume also includes wins at the 2018 New Jersey Junior PGA (72-64), the 2019 Oahu Junior (74-67) and the 2018 US Girls qualifier (70). She finished in sixth place at the 2016 Junior World after shooting 72-75-68.
"Jennifer is a talented young golfer who has played at a really high level for a very long time," Sacramento State head coach David Sutherland said. "She brings tons of international experience and has competed at the highest level of junior golf. She is also a very kind person, who enjoys the outdoors and is an amazing artist. We are so very excited to have her a part of our program."
Dabos comes to the Hornets from Tandil, Argentina, where both her parents are professors at the National University of Central Buenos Aires. She was recently 12th at the Junior World in San Diego with rounds of 75-71-73-71. In 2019, she has also finished second at the World Stars in Las Vegas (77-72-71), the Campeonate Juvenil de Chile (69-73-74) and the Campeonate Provincial De Menores Y Juveniles (72-70-74).
"Guadalupe is an extremely dedicated and accomplish young lady," Sutherland said. "She has competed extensively in South America but also played very well when she traveled to the United States this summer. She is also a very dedicated student who wants to get involved in the California political world. I feel very fortunate she has decided to be a part of our program."
Koga and Dabos will join a Sacramento State team which has become a dominant force in the Big Sky Conference over the last decade and is ranked among the top 60 programs in NCAA Div. I. Last season, the team won the Big Sky Conference Chapionship and advanced to the NCAA Cle Elum Regional. Eight of the top 10 three-round tournament scores in school history have come in the last two years. Individually, each of the top 10 single-season scoring averages at Sacramento State have been recorded in the three most recent seasons.
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