Written by Staff Reports
Wednesday, 16 November 2011 11:44
Appalachian State University head women’s golf coach Heather Brown announced the signing of Lily Yatawara (Salisbury, N.C./Salisbury) to a National Letter of Intent for the 2012-13 season on Wednesday morning.
“I am excited to add Lily’s consistent play and work ethic to our program,” Brown said. “She will be an asset on and off the course right away.”
The incoming freshman competes for coach Dale Snyder at
Salisbury High School, where she earned all-county honors in all four years. As a sophomore and junior, she won county Player of the Year honors and was named to the all-Charlotte Observer team three times as well. Salisbury was consistently the area’s top-ranked 2A program during her tenure.
Yatawara’s lowest nine-hole score is 33 as she helped lead her team to the NCHSAA team championship this fall. Salisbury won the central region team championship in Yatawara’s junior and senior seasons as well. She placed fourth individually at the state championship as a senior, ninth as a junior and 12th as a sophomore.
Yatawara competed on the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour for coach Robert Linville, where she posted nine top-five finishes and was a tournament runner-up twice.
Success on the course is nothing new to Yatawara as she was a member of the Salisbury Academy’s middle school co-ed state championship team in 2008.
Yatawara is the daughter of Chanaka and Gayle Yakawara, and she has a younger sister, Grace. ASU junior Lauren Smith (Salisbury, N.C./UNCG) also attended Salisbury High School.
Following a solid fall season, Brown’s Mountaineer squad returns to the course in the spring to compete for a Southern Conference title.