ATHENS, Ga. — Harmie Constantino, one of the premier amateurs in Asian girls’ golf, has inked a letter of intent to play collegiately at the University of Georgia. Head coach Josh Brewer announced Constantino’s commitment on Thursday, the second day of the NCAA’s weeklong early signing period.
“We are excited to have Harmie and her family join our women’s golf program,” Brewer said. “Harmie’s loyalty to family and team, as well as her international experience and wins in numerous countries, makes her a perfect fit for the University of Georgia.”
Constantino, a native of Taguig, Phillipines, posted top-10 finishes at the past two World Junior Golf Championships, tying for fourth in 2016 and 10th in 2017.
Constantino won the 2014 100 Plus Malaysian Junior Open, her first-ever World Amateur Golf Ranking event. Since then, she has since posted five more victories and four runner-up efforts in international events. Constantino also won the 2015 Philippine Junior Amateur, the 2015 Philippine Amateur Open Match Play, the 2015 Philippine Junior Amateur Match Play, the 2016 Philippine Amateur Open, and the 2017 W Express RVF Cup Amateur.
“We have worked really hard in recruiting to lock down the state of Georgia and then find the best players around the world to go with our local talent,” Brewer said. “This signing period led us to Harmie, who we believe is the best player not only in the Philippines but also in Asia and maybe in her class. We know all Georgia Bulldog fans are going to love what Harmie brings to the program and the pride she already has in representing the ‘G.’”
In June of 2016, Constantino notched three-straight victories in American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) events, tying the organization’s record for consecutive wins in consecutive weeks. She shot 4-over 220 to win the Under Armour – Gary Woodland Championship in Lawrence, Kansas, in her AJGA debut. Constantino then captured top honors at the AJGA Junior All-Star at Lost Springs in Rogers, Ark., and the KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Invitational in Johnson, Ark. She covered six rounds in those events at a combined 19-under to secure 6- and 14-stroke victories.
Georgia has long been one of the nation’s premier women’s golf programs. The Bulldogs own three national championships, the 2001 NCAA team title and three individual crowns – Terri Moody in 1981, Cindy Schreyer in 1984 and Vickie Goetze in 1992. Georgia has won an league-high 19 SEC Championships, 11 team and eight individual. All told, 32 Bulldogs golfers have combined to earn 57 All-America recognitions.