Weir Inks with K-State Women's Golf for 2015-16

MANHATTAN, Kan. - The Kansas State women's golf program announced Friday that Northern Ireland native Chloe Weir has signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) and will join the Wildcats for the 2015-16 season.

"We are delighted to have Chloe join us for the fall," head coach Kristi Knight said. "I was really impressed with her play this summer in Europe. Chloe has represented Ireland at the European Girls and Home Internationals, and she will add to the competitive experience of the team. Having such a highly sought after recruit join our program is testament to the great season that the ladies have had and will give our lineup a boost next year."

A native of Belfast, Northern Ireland, Weir is one of the premiere junior golfers in Europe. She was the under-21 Seapoint Scratch Cup winner in 2011 at the age of 15 and represented Ireland in the European Girls Team Championships and the Home Internationals in 2013 and 2014. Weir was an Ulster Girls team member in 2012 and a finalist in 2013. She became a member of the Ulster Women's team in 2014. Chloe Weir is the daughter of Alexander and Hilary Weir.

Weir will be one of three international players on the Wildcat roster next year, joining Katherine Gravel-Coursol (Canada) and Connie Jaffrey (Scotland). Sweden native Olivia Eliasson will graduate this spring, while K-State women's golf has had six student-athletes from abroad in the last four season (Laura Hildebrandt, Canada; Hanna Roos, Sweden and Ami Story, United Kingdom).

K-State will begin its spring campaign February 22-23, at the Westbrook Invitational at the Westbrook Golf Course in Peoria, Arizona.