Dec. 10, 2010
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan women's golf head coach Cheryl Stacy announced today (Friday, Dec. 10) the signing of three players -- Devon Compton (Rochester Hills, Mich./Stoney Creek HS), Lauren Grogan (Columbus, Ohio/ Bishop Watterson HS) and Linda Luo (Bradenton, Fla./Lakewood Ranch HS) -- to National Letters of Intent for the 2011-12 academic year.
"I am very excited to have signed these three talented young ladies," said Stacy. "My goal is to continue to build a more competitive environment and having these three join our program will move us in that direction. It will be lots of fun to watch our progress within the next two to five years."
A four-time state qualifier, Compton was named as Michigan's Miss Golf in 2010 after stellar senior campaign. She led Stoney Creek to Division I state runner-up while taking medalist honors, winning on the first hole of a playoff. A three-time Michigan Super Team member, Compton finished as the Division I state runner-up in 2008, fourth in 2009 and 13th in 2007. Her selection in 2007 as an individual made her the first player from Stoney Creek to be invited to the state championship. Throughout her four years, she won 13 events. She was also elected to the Stoney Creek High School Hall of Fame.
"I am very excited to join the Michigan women's golf team," said Compton. "This program is growing stronger and stronger, and I am honored to become a part of it. U-M is a great educational school and I am honored to be able to become a student-athlete at this prestigious college."
Another four-time state qualifier, Grogan was a first team all-state selection in 2010 after finishing third at the OHSAA Division I State tournament and helping Bishop Watterson to an eighth-place showing. In her senior season, she helped Bishop Watterson to a 123-23 record in 20 events while averaging 75.78 per 18-hole round and setting a school record with a 37.9 nine-hole average. She was a 2010 Academic All-Ohio selection, the 2010 Central District Player of the Year and first-team selection, as well as being honored with the first-ever Mid Ohio Girls Golf League Conference Commissioner's Award for her conduct and sportsmanship.
"I am very excited to not only golf for the University of Michigan but to also be a student at a top rated school in the world," said Grogan. "The girls on the team are great and Coach Stacy runs a fantastic program; I can't wait to be a part of it."
After picking up golf in 2005, Luo continues to move up the junior ranks. After starting her career playing on the Maple Leaf Tour in Vancouver, Canada, she moved to Bradenton, Fla., to play at Lakewood Ranch High School and train at the Missing Link Golf Academy. In 2010, she won three events -- FCWT-TPC Tampa Bay (67-74/141), AJGA Cleveland Junior Open (74-77-73/224) after a five-player playoff after four holes and AJGA Sarasota (68-74-76/218) after a three-way sudden death playoff. This past summer, she competed for People's Republic of China at the 2010 World Amateur Team Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she tied for 31st individually with a 291 (72-73-71-75) and helping China to a tie for 15th place.
"I'm very excited to have this opportunity to sign with Michigan, a school that many people dreamed of," said Luo. "I believe that Michigan will help me be more successful in school and in golf."
Contact: Tom Wywrot (734) 763-4423