STATESBORO – Women’s golf coach Emily Kuhfeld announced today that Emma Bell (Braselton, Ga./Mill Creek), Kaysie Harrelson (Tifton, Ga./Tift County) and Savanah Satterfield (Chatsworth, Ga./North Murray) have signed National Letters of Intent to attend Georgia Southern and compete for the Eagles, beginning in the 2018-19 season.
“Our 2018 class is a very special one in that all three girls are highly competitive, dedicated and True Blue,” said Kuhfeld. “This is our first all-Georgia class, and we can’t wait to have them join us. They are all unique, but will bring a fun-loving, competitive and dedicated presence to our young team.”
Emma Bell, Braselton, Ga./Mill Creek
Ranked 20th in Georgia, according to junior golf scoreboard… Won the 2016 Georgia PGA Junior Tour championship and posted two wins on Georgia PGA Junior tour… Had two top-5s on the Southeast Junior Golf Tour in 2017 and four top-5s in 2016… Recorded five top-5 finishes on Hurricane Junior Golf Tour in 2016… Took 17th at Optimist International Junior tournament in 2017 and qualified for Trusted Choice Big I in 2016… Placed eighth at GSGA women’s match play tournament 2016 and in the top-15 at GSGA women’s match play tournament 2017… Three-time first-team all-state, all-county and all-region at Mill Creek high school… High school 7A region champs in 2015, 2016, 2017… Team runner-up at high school state championship in 2017… Has a 3.2 grade point average… Two-sport athlete played fast pitch travel softball… Was a pitcher, catcher and switch hitter and helped team win the ASA Georgia State championship three straight years.
Kuhfeld on Bell: “Emma has been committed to us for a long time now, and we are so excited to make it official! In getting to know Emma and her fun and loving family, we have been blown away by her dedication to keep improving and her love of Georgia Southern. She has been True Blue for a long time! Emma has also excelled in multiple sports and in the classroom and will bring a strong competitive drive, high personal standards, and will be a true supportive teammate. Welcome to the Eagle family, Emma!”
Kaysie Harrelson, Tifton, Ga./Tift County
2016 Female Golfer of the Year and 2017 Female Athlete of the Year for In the Game Sports Magazine… Three-time GACA girl’s golf all-star… Posted one win, two top-3s and five top-5s on the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour… Had two runner-up finishes, four top-5s on the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour and recorded six wins and eight top-5s in Georgia State Golf Association events… Finished top-5 in state tourney for Tift County as a freshman and top-12 as a sophomore… Three-time MVP of high school golf team… Two-sport athlete is also a two-time all-region selection in women’s basketball and an honor student.
Kuhfeld on Harrelson: “In getting to know Kaysie and her wonderful family, we have felt like we have discovered a true athletic ability that will just keep growing and improving. Kaysie is a standout example of a student-athlete and one of the most genuine people we have had the pleasure to know. She will bring a level of industriousness and competitive edge to the team, as well as being a loyal teammate. Kaysie and her family define loyalty and the True Blue spirit, and we can’t wait for Kaysie to join us in the fall of 2018!”
Savanah Satterfield, Chatsworth, Ga./North Murray
Has won 11 tournaments in different associations, including the TGA Tournament of Champions in 2014 and a tie for 1st in the Hurricane National Championship in 2015… Recorded three runner-up finishes in the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour… Three-time all-state selection at North Murray… Shot her first under par round in a tournament at age 11, lowest round in a tournament is a 67 and lowest tournament score is 138 (-6)… Ranks in the top-5 in her class, awarded the Georgia Certificate of Merit and will graduate high school with 60+ college credits… Two-sport athlete played women’s basketball for two years… Was the 2013 YBOA 7th Grade National Free Throw Champion and named to the all-tournament team at the 7th Grade YBOA Nationals in 2013.
Kuhfeld on Satterfield: “Savanah is a very special young lady and someone who will bring a strong work ethic, organized time management skills and high personal goals to our program. In getting to know Savanah and her family, we have seen such a strong genuine bond, and we know she will also be a wonderful teammate. On her first visit, we knew we had someone special on campus, and when she said it ‘felt like home,’ we knew it was a great fit. Savanah has excelled in multiple sports and in the classroom, we can’t wait until she joins us next fall!”
The Eagles open the spring portion of their season at the Texas State Invitational Feb. 12-13 at Plum Creek Golf Club in Kyle, Texas.