Player: Katherine Schuster
University: Clemson University
Area of Study: Business
Expected Graduation: 2025
Soldier Honored: John H. Jarrell
Overview: Won medalist honors at the 1A-2A High School State Championships in North Carolina all four years of high school to become just the second four-time state champion in the history of women’s high school golf in North Carolina….she joins Jennifer Chang of Raleigh, NC (2014-17) in that accomplishment…Chang has gone on to be an All-American at Southern California…ranked as the #1 player in North Carolina, #7 player in the class of 2021 and the #22 overall player in the nation by AJGA when she signed with Clemson in fall of 2020….in 2018, she won the Drive, Chip and Putt national championship at Augusta National in the 14-15 year-old division…Schuster was named an AJGA Honorable Mention All-American in 2020… one of her signature wins took place at the Arizona Silver Belle in November of 2019 when she led all amateurs, junior and collegiate….she also won the Dixie Amateur, CGA Twin States, The North-South Junior Amateur, The Beth Daniel Azalea, The Hope Valley Championship (twice), and the North Carolina Junior Girls Championship over the last three years….qualified for the 2021 US Women ‘s Amateur on July 6, 2021 with a second-place finish out of 65 players with a score of even par 72 at Carolina Trace (Lake Course) in Sanford, NC.
High School: Had stellar high school career at First Flight High in Kill Devil Hills, NC….state champion as a senior, she won the tournament by six shots in May of 2021…had final round 70 that was only under-par round by any golfer in the tournament…also won the East Regional by seven shots…on the AJGA circuit for 2020-21, she had four top 10s and six top 20s…finished fifth at the Payne Stewart Junior, her performance included an opening round 67, her best round in a junior tournament in 2020-21…In December of 2020, finished third at the Arizona Silver Belle Championshi ….finished 10th at the Dustin Johnson World Junior, then was fifth at the AJGA Junior @ 12 Oaks…also 11th at the Dye Junior Invitational and third at the Donna Andrews on June 27, 2021…won June 2020 Twin State Junior Championship at Dartaw island Club…won the 2019 (played in fall) North Carolina 1A/2A state title as a junior by eight shots….highlight of her AJGA season that year was winning the Dixie Woman’s Amateur in Tamarec, Fl with a 280 score…she came back from seven down to win…10 days later won the Silver Belle at Longbow in Mesa, Arizona …named 2018 Carolinas Junior Player of the Year…won 2018 (14-15 age group) at Drive, Chip and Putt at Augusta National…made a 30-foot putt on 18th green that was key to her win….she also finished third at that event in 2015 as a 10-year-old…lists Point Golf Club in Powell’s Point as her home course…committed to Clemson in 2018…parents are Rikkie and Dave Schuster.