Meghan Deardorff marked the beginning of her next chapter as she signed her letter of intent to play golf for Central Michigan University next year.
“I feel really excited about my future after signing,” shared the senior at Clarkston High School. “The school has a very nice campus and feels welcoming. The golf program is fantastic.”
Deardorff added she wanted to continue playing golf with the goal to become a professional golfer and CMU will help her to reach the goal.
“The coaching staff is very experienced,” she said. “I am excited to work on my golf career at CMU with the team who are very welcoming and with the guidance from Coach (Cheryl) Stacy.
Deardorff began golf by going to the range with her brother and dad.
“My dad really helped me to become the player I am today,” she explained. “We would spend countless hours at the golf course. I am very thankful for that time and all my parents have done to help me become the person I am today on and off the golf course.”
Deardorff explained she practiced a little during the winter before her sophomore year and got into the game more by summer.
“My first competitive round was sophomore year at tryouts – ever since then I have played high school varsity golf,” she said.
During her senior year she finished tying for second place at the MHSAA Girls Golf Division 1 State Championship at Michigan State University Forest Akers – East. During the two days she shot a 74 and a 71.
Her advice to aspiring athletes in any sport is to keep your up and keep moving forward.
“By putting in time and work your goals will be reached,” she said “For golf the sport can be definitely challenging at any level of experience, but it keeps the game fun. The challenge makes you want to be that much better. Stay positive always.”
Deardorff is planning to study finance.