Experience

Girls Varsity Golf

The CGA golf program began in the fall of 1982 with a group of five girls playing one regular season match. From those humble beginnings, the program has developed a rich history and tradition; producing multiple Sectional and Regional Championships, and five trips to the State Finals. In addition, the program has achieved some outstanding individual success stories. Laura Korus was our first player to advance to the state finals as an individual in 1996, earning a college scholarship to Florida Atlantic in the process, and later going on to play in the US Women's Open. Four-time All-State recipient Caroline Haase followed a few years later by winning the 2001 IHSAA State Championship, and became the first CGA athlete to capture a state crown. She went on to play four years of intercollegiate golf at Purdue.

The philosophy of the program from its incipient stages has been two-fold: to teach beginners the skill that will last them a lifetime, and to prepare more experienced players for interscholastic competition. In keeping with this philosophy, we have never cut a girl from the team. There are players who are not ready for competitive golf when they first arrive at Culver, whom we teach the fundamentals and endeavor to instill a passion for the game. Our philosophy is not to put a girl on the course before she can handle both the physical and mental rigors of competitive golf.

While some girls are getting their first exposure to the sport, there are others whom we are preparing for competitive golf.  We stress to our players the importance of playing competitive golf and working hard over the summer, and coming back to school ready to get on the course. We also encourage the girls to attend a golf camp or to work with a teaching professional. With the success the program has experienced over the years, it's clear that many girls have heeded our exhortations.

As much as the program strives for success on the course, developing and nurturing character is no less a part of our mission. If the cardinal virtues of the Academy are Wisdom, Justice, Courage, and Moderation, they must also be the guiding principles of our program. We want girls who make good decisions on the course, who play by the rules, who learn to deal with adversity, and who are in control of their emotions. We want a program in which how the girls play the game is every bit as important as the score the shoot.

Schedule

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Crown Point Invite at White Hawk, Crown Point High School
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Warsaw Community High School
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Rochester Tourney at Mill Creek, Rochester HS/MS
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Logansport/Winamac at Dykeman, Winamac Community High School, Logansport High School
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Mishawaka Marian High School
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Glenn/Peru/Jimtown, Peru High School/Junior High, Riley High School, Jimtown HS, John Glenn High School
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Knox at Mystic Hills, Knox HS
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Wawasee at Maxwelton, Wawasee High School
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35th CGA Invite at Swan Lake, Northridge High School, Plymouth High School, Wawasee High School, Lakeland Christian Academy, Lake Central High School, La Crosse Wanatah Middle/High School, Concord High School, Lakeland High School, NorthWood HS, North Judson-San Pierre HS/MS, Pioneer High School, Fairfield High School, Tippecanoe Valley High School, New Prairie High School, South Central HS-Union Mills
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Caston at Pondview, Caston High School
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LaLumiere/Lakeland Christian/Triton, Triton Jr/Sr. High School, La Lumiere School, Lakeland Christian Academy
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LaPorte Invite at Beechwood, La Porte High School
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Plymouth/SB Adams at Pretty Lake, Plymouth High School, John Adams HS
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Sectional at Beechwood, La Porte High School
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Regional at Battle Ground, Lafayette Jefferson HS
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State Finals at Prairie View
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State Finals at Prairie View
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Roster

2017-18
First Name Last Name Grade Hometown
Reese Barry 9 Barrington Hills, IL
Lauren Cesarski 10 Columbus, IN
Masako Hatano 9 Shanghai, China
Amanda Kurteff 11 Plainfield, IL
Caroline Perea 12 Arvada, CO
Erin Postma 11 Crown Point, IN
Lucy Pugh 10 Winamac, IN
Katherine Shin 9 West Lafayette, IN
Ashley Trube 12 Kokomo, IN
Jiayi Wang 10 Beijing, China
Reese Wilson 9 Chicago, IL
Kylie Wolff 11 Pittsburgh, PA

Coaching Staff

Karen Rudd
Head Coach
karen.rudd@culver.org

Greg Rudd
Assistant Coach

Lori Williams
Assistant Coach