Sept. 9, 2005
Columbia, S.C. – South Carolina head women’s golf coach Kristi Coggins announced Friday that 2005 Atlantic Sun Conference Freshman of the Year Camila Mori is transferring to South Carolina after one season at Campbell University.
A native of Santiago, Chile, Mori posted a 75.57 stroke average as a freshman at Campbell in 2004-05 and had five top-five finishes. Mori shot a 76-75-78=229 to finish fifth at the 2005 Atlantic Sun Championships en route to earning her school’s nomination for Atlantic Sun Female Athlete of the Year. She carded a season-low round of 71 on the final day of the Edwin Watts Palmetto Intercollegiate, then matched that figure with a 71 in the first round of the Samford Intercollegiate.
“Camila is a great addition to our team,” Coggins said. “Her dedication and drive to be on an NCAA championship team is apparent. She has a great short game and is a fierce competitor. We are excited to have her join us.”
Mori was the number-one ranked junior in her native Chile and was the 2003 National Amateur Champion. She has played for Chile on both the adult and junior levels, including the 2001 South American Junior, where she helped her team to the championship. Mori has participated in the World Amateur Championship and the Junior World Championships four times and finished among the top 20 in each of the last two World Juniors.
She is eligible to compete for Carolina this season.
The Gamecocks open the 2005-06 campaign at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Intercollegiate, played in Albuquerque, N.M., from Sept. 26-28.