Nov. 10, 2004
Stanford, Calif. -
The Stanford women's golf program has signed two student-athletes to study and compete on The Farm next season announced head coach Caroline O'Connor today. Mari Chun (Honolulu, Hi.) and Ki-Shui Liao (Alameda, Calif.) will join the Stanford program in 2005-06.
"This recruiting class is absolutely one of the best overall classes in the country and certainly one of the best classes Stanford Golf has ever signed," said O'Connor. "Wendra Liang, captain of this year's squad, will be the only student-athlete we graduate in 2005. So, with the addition of this class to our already strong roster, I expect that we will be poised to run for a championship immediately. I expect both to make significant impacts during their freshman year."
Chun, who attends Kamehameha School, earned top medalist honors at the 2004 Callaway Junior World Golf Championships (past champions include former Cardinal Angela Rho) and was the co-medalist at the 2004 U.S. Junior Girls Amateur Championships. She was a member of Team Hawaii at the 2004 Girls Junior America's Cup and was crowned the 2004 Hawaii State Women's Amateur Champion. In addition, Chun recorded a runner-up finish at the 2004 Callaway Hawaii State Junior Championship. She is a 2004 AJGA Rolex Junior All-American as well.
Liao, who attends Alameda High School, is a two-time AJGA Rolex Junior All-American as well as a two-time AJGA HP Scholastic Junior All-American. She is a two-time AJGA tournament winner (2002 Needham San Jose Junior Classic and 2003 Ping Phoenix Junior) and was won the individual title and was a member of Team NorCal at the 2002 Girls Junior America's Cup which was crowned team champion. Liao was also the 2002 Junior Golf Association of Northern California Player of the Year.