LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech women’s golf coach JoJo Robertson added an important piece for the 2018 spring season Friday in England native Amy Taylor, who will join the program and be immediately eligible to compete when the Red Raiders tee off at the UCF Challenge next month.
Taylor, a native of Norwich, England, arrives in Lubbock after a successful prep career overseas where she was the 2015 English Spring Under-16 Champion and the 2016 East Region Ladies Champion.
“We are very excited to have Amy joining our golf team this spring,” Robertson said. “Amy is a great player who has quite a bit of international experience. She is someone that we expect to make a big impact on our program. I know she can’t wait to get to campus and get started, and I’m looking forward to watching her compete in a few weeks.”
Taylor will join fellow English native Louisa Brunt as freshmen on the Tech roster this spring as she will likely make her debut Feb. 4 in Orlando for the UCF Challenge, the first of seven tournaments leading up to the Big 12 Championships in late April.
Taylor ranked as one of the top international players in her class before signing with the Red Raiders. She played in several of the top tournaments in England, claiming top-five finishes at the 2016 Faldo Series U-21 World Finals, the 2017 Bridget Jackson Bowl, the 2017 Pleasington Putter Championship and the 2017 Fairhaven Trophies.
Taylor attended Wymondham College in her hometown of Norwich where she competed on the school’s netball, rounders and golf teams. One of four siblings, she is the daughter of Steve Taylor and Kim Leggett.
The UCF Challenge begins with the first of three rounds Feb. 4 from the Eagle Creek Golf Club in Orlando. Live coverage will be provided all three days on Golfstat.com.