AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta University head women’s golf coach Caroline Hegg announced the addition of three new student-athletes who signed National Letters of Intent (NLI) to play for the Jaguars next fall in the 2019-20 season. Augusta gained incoming freshmen Saii Noon-In Napabhach, Amy Ng, and Maria Villanueva.
“I’m thrilled to add Saii, Amy and Maria to our team next fall,” Hegg said. “This recruiting class has international experience and success at the highest levels. We’re looking forward to having them in Augusta very soon.”
Name: Saii Boon-In Napabhach
Hometown / Previous School: Hua Hin, Thailand / Hua Hin Wittayalai School
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended the Hua Hun Wittayalai School in Hua Hin, Thailand beginning in 2007 … Will graduate in 2019 … Lettered in golf under coaches Pro Thanin NimOad and Pro Pompetch … Won the 2018 SINGHA-SAT Thai LPGA Championship … 2018 Singh Thailand Amateur Match Play runner up … 2018 Thailand National Team final stage winner … Team won the 2018 Dutch Junior Open, the 2017 Malaysian Ladies Amateur Open, and the 2016 Thailand Ladies International Club Team Championship … Received a gold medal at the 2018 Thailand National School Games … 2017 Bronze medalist at the 38th Thailand National School Games.
PERSONAL: Born on August 13, 2000 in Petchburi, Thailand … Daughter to Paisarn Boon-In … Competed for the Thailand National Team under coach Pro Pee Peerawachara … Plans to study business marketing at Augusta University.
Name: Amy Ng
Hometown / Previous School: Alpharetta, Ga. / Johns Creek High School
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Johns Creek High School in Johns Creek, Ga. for four years and plans to graduate in 2019 … Lettered in golf under coach Steve Hall … 2018 GHSA 6A All-State … 2018 6A State Runner-Up … 2017 AJGA Sportsmanship Award … 2017 6A State Champions … Led JCHS in aces … Received a perfect score for All-State chorus … Perfect score on 2019 LGPE performance.
PERSONAL: Born in Atlanta, Ga., on Jan. 17, 2001 … Daughter to Alan Ng and Annie Wong … Plans to pursue a degree in business at Augusta University.
Name: Maria Villanueva
Hometown / Previous School: San Sebastián, Spain / Leonés School
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended the Leonés School in Castile and León, Spain from two years … Plans to graduate in 2019 … Lettered in golf under coach Jorge Garcia … Chosen for the Spanish Elite School of Golf in 2017-2018 … Spanish National Team in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 … Represented Spain in the Cuadrangular Match in 2018 against Italy, Germany and France … Runner up at the Spanish Interautonomic Championship (under 18) in 2016 and 2017 … Winner of the Grand Prix de la Nivelle in France 2017 … Runner up of the Spanish Interautonomic Championship in 2016.
PERSONAL: Born in San Sebastián, Spain on April 7, 2001 … Daughter to Angel Villanueva and Margarita Aperribay … Has one brother … Plans on studying business management.