NATALIE BODNAR SIGNS NATIONAL LETTER OF INTENT WITH WOMEN'S GOLF
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento State women's golf team inked its first member of the 2011-12 recruiting class with the signing of Natalie Bodnar, it was announced by Director of Golf David Sutherland.
Bodnar is currently a senior at Amador Valley High School and recently was the medalist at the East Bay Athletic League championship with a 1-under par round of 70. Bodnar helped the Dons win the EBAL and North Coast Section team title for the second consecutive season. Earlier in November, Amador Valley finished second at the Northern California Championships and will next play for the state title.
Bodnar is also very active on the Junior Golf Association of Northern California (JGANC) tour. In the spring and summer of 2011, she recorded seven top 10 finishes, including a victory at the East Bay Junior Golf Championship where she had a career low round of 68.
At the American Junior Golf Association's (AJGA) Preason Junior at Oak Valley, Bodnar was the medalist after shooting rounds of 75-73-148. That total placed her four strokes ahead of the closest competitor.
"Natalie is a great kid who obviously had a terrific spring and summer of golf where she won some significant events" Sutherland said. "She has the ability to shoot very low and has done so in some big events.
"She is also very good academically and has too many other positives to mention."
The Pleasanton, Calif., native also tied for second at the Shoreline Junior Classic and the Castlewood Junior.