Bishops Gate Golf Academy (BGGA) student Manhua Chen officially committed to play women’s golf for University of Washington, a team ranked 17thin the nation.
The University of Washington women’s golf team is led by three-time Pac-10 Coach of the Year, Mary Lou Mulflur. UW women’s golf team is one of the nation’s most competitive teams each year, capped by their first NCAA National Championship in 2016. In the 2018 season, the Dawgs finished fifth at the NCAA Tallahassee Regional to earn a bid to the Championships. At NCAA’s, UW went on to earn a spot on the final day of stroke play to tie for 9th, just missing the cut for match play. Washington’s finish was its third best in UW history.
Chen, 17 from Guangdong, China, won The 51stAnnual Dropping Junior Championship earlier this year which signified her growth as a golfer. Recently Chen qualified for the 2019 U.S. Women’s Four-Ball at Timuquana Country Club in Jacksonville, Florida.
“It is very nice to see Wendy taking actions toward her dreams,” said BGGA Senior Coach Manuel Bermudez. “I know she will have a positive impact and do great things at University of Washington. She has her future in her hands.”
“Wendy always has a smile on her face but don’t let that fool you, she is a fierce competitor, a great golfer, and an even better person.” stated BGGA Senior Coach Keegan Fennessy.