Roachell announces pro intention
University of Arkansas golfer Summar Roachell of Conway, one the most decorated high school golfers in recent Arkansas history, is turning pro after completing her collegiate career.
She announced her pro plans Wednesday on Twitter.
“My biggest dream growing up was to turn professional and play golf on the LPGA tour,” she said in a tweet. “I have prepared for this moment for quite some time. The past four years at the University of Arkansas, I began to believe that one day this dream could become a reality. I would like to thank my family and coaches for always believing in me and pushing me to be my best. I would be where I am today without their support.
“I am excited to officially make the dream a reality by turning professional. I will be playing LPGA Monday qualifiers and state opens this summer to ultimately prepare myself to earn my LPGA tour card through Q School this fall.”
She is a two-time SEC Community Service Team Selection and a six-time selection to the SEC Honor Roll. With the Razorbacks, she made an appearance in an NCAA regional all four years.
At Conway High, she was a four-time Class 7A champion and a two-time Rolex Junior All-American. She won the Bubba Conlee National Junior Tournament in Bartlett, Tenn. She also was a member of the 12-member U.S. Junior Solheim Cup team that represented the United States juniors against Europe in a competition in Ireland.