The most faithful family supporter known to gsport, Gary Shean has sent in another update on the remarkable progress of his talented sister and golfing ace Kelli Shean, as she pursues sporting and academic achievement at the Arkansas University’ in the USA, and in their Lady Razorback Golf Team:
Hi there, I hope you are keeping well. Receiving an email this morning from Shauna (Kelli’s coach over in Arkansas), with great news. Kelli, has been selected in GolfWeek.com’s 3rd team for the fall season (listed below) which is a major achievement, not only to be mentioned but selected by GolfWeek in any team.
Kelli is currently snowed under by school work and will be writing exams until December 12th, and then makes the journey from Fayetteville to Cape Town before leaving on the 16th to take part, along with her foundation members (although not officially a member, but still part of the team) in the Ernie Els Invitational down in George.
Kelli has also in the last week, made an equipment change and is now using TaylorMade driver, irons, fairway woods and wedges. The Scotty Cameron is still in the bag.
Below, as stated on GolfWeek.com is the third team list which includes Dewi Schreefel of the Netherlands, a competitor Kelli knows well form playing in Holland.
Mari Chun, Stanford, junior: Led team with a 73.5 stroke average and six top 10s. Hawaiian will be expected to carry even more responsibility after the Cardinal gradated four seniors.
Selanee Henderson, UC Irvine, senior: Got some notice for taking first-round lead at NCAA Championship. Should get even more attention this year.
Mary Jacobs, Arizona, senior: Former Tulane transfer represented U.S. at World University Games in Thailand this summer, where she tied for seventh.
Juliana Murcia, Arizona State, sophomore: Colombian played the role of a solid No. 4 for the Sun Devils last year. Should feel more comfortable (i.e., lower scores) the second time around.
Jennifer Pandolfi, Duke, senior: Duke’s summer globetrotter has improved each year in Durham. Needs to continue that trend if she hopes to collect her fourth team national championship ring this spring.
Candace Schepperle, Auburn, sophomore: Has a lot of grit; Schepperle’s final-round scoring average is her lowest. Look for her to start cracking the top 5 at tournaments.
Dewi Schreefel, USC, senior: Last season was marked by inconsistencies and self-imposed pressure. Out to prove 2006 NCAA individual title was no fluke.
Kelli Shean, Arkansas, freshman: Member of the winning South African team at the ’06 World Amateur Team Championships, Shean will make an immediate impact in the Razorback lineup.
Stephanie Sherlock, Denver, sophomore: After helping Pioneers to their first NCAA Championship berth, Sherlock continued her success in the summer, winning the Canadian Women’s Amateur.
Nicole Smith, Tennessee, junior: Long-hitting Californian peaked too early last year, winning Fall Preview, then finishing 76th at nationals. Still, she showed potential.
Click here to find out more information on GolfWeek.com’s top teams, individuals and Kelz.