K-State Announces Roster Addition

MANHATTAN, Kan. – South Africa native Natasha Carlsson has signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) and will join the Kansas State women’s golf program beginning in the spring, head coach Kristi Knight has announced.
 
A native of Johannesburg, Carlsson is one of the premiere junior golfers in South Africa as she is ranked as the fifth-best amateur golfer in country and a member of the South Africa National Team. Carlsson, who was selected to play in the South Africa Woman’s Open as an amateur, won the 2015 Gauteng Junior Championship as well as a Sunshine Tour event, the Tswane Open. A model of consistency, Carlsson recorded 10 top-10 finishes in 11 tournaments in senior golf and had nine top-10 finishes in juniors.

“Natasha brings a wealth of experience with her to K-State, and we are very excited about having her join our team this spring,” Knight said. “We are committed to recruiting the best talent from the United States and around the world at K-State. Natasha has national team experience having represented South Africa at the Junior World Cup in Japan and a burning desire to play on the LPGA Tour upon graduation, everything we expect and desire from incoming recruits.”
 
Carlsson will be one of four international players on the roster in the spring, joining Katherine Gravel-Coursol (Canada), Connie Jaffrey (Scotland) and Chloe Weir (Northern Ireland). 
 
K-State will begin its fall campaign September 7-8, by hosting the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational at Colbert Hills Golf Course.