Bobcats sign two for golf

BOZEMAN — Montana State Women’s Golf announced the signing of two student-athletes to National Letters of Intent to continue their academic and athletic careers with the Bobcats.

Pari Keller will make the cross country trek to Bozeman from Cincinnati, Ohio, where she is a 2014 graduate of Indian Hill High School. A four-time letter winner in golf for the Braves, Keller boasts an impressive resume.

Her career-low score came in at 73 at the PGA Junior Qualifier at Weatherwax Golf Course and at the OHSAA Division II District Championship at Pipestone Golf Club. In addition, she has notched a hole-in-one at Battleground Golf Club. In her senior season, she was a medalist in 12 of 14 tournaments, taking medalist honors at the Ohio Division II Invitational, as an individual state qualifier. Her senior year has also yielded Division II MVP, First Team All-District, First Team All-Ohio and Southwest Ohio Girls Golf Coaches Association First-Team and Player of the Year awards.

Over the course of four seasons, she earned medalist honors in 46 of 53 tournaments and been a part of the national juniors circuit. Notably, she placed third at the Ohio Junior Girls Championship in 2012.

Jacquelyn (Jaylee) Tait is a 2014 graduate of Columbine High School where she’ll graduate with four letters in golf and two in basketball. She comes to Bozeman with a career low of 70, which came at Saddleback Golf Course earlier in 2013.

With her senior season taking place this spring, she will look to capitalize on the success of her previous three with the Rebels. She enters her senior year as a two-time First Team All-Jefferson County-5A honoree and was the regional champion in 2013. Her sophomore year she placed 13th at the State Championship Tournament.

Off the course, she is a four-time Jefferson County Honor Roll recipient and has earned three Colorado High School Athletic Association All-State Academic awards.

“We are thrilled to add these two to our roster,” said head coach Brittany Basye. “Pari has played an impressive tournament schedule and her enthusiastic character will be a great addition to the program. Jaylee is a multi-sport athlete that brings a competitive edge coupled with great knowledge of the game. I expect both to contribute immediately both on and off the course.”

Bobcat Women’s Golf reopens the 2013-14 slate on Feb. 24, at the Grand Canyon Invitational in Litchfield Park, Ariz.

— MSU Sports Information

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