CLINTON, SC - The Presbyterian College women's golf team and head coach Kasay Holbrook have announced the signing of Caroline Martin and Julie Hillestad to join the team beginning in the fall of 2018. The team will return five golfers and previously signed Taylor Gardner in the fall.
"We are thrilled to have Caroline and Julie joining our Blue Hose family," said Holbrook. "They are both talented golfers that fit in well with the team. Their energy and enthusiasm will be a great addition to practices and tournaments. We are all very excited to see what we can achieve together over the next four years."
Caroline Martin – 5’ 3” – Jefferson High School – Jefferson, GA
High School: Played four seasons at Jefferson High School … Two-time All-State golfer … 1st Team All-Area … Earned multiple top-5 finishes on the HJGT and SJGT tours … Led team to 8th place finish at the GHSA 4A State Championship … Low medalist at Jefferson High School all four years … Shot a round of 75 to finish runner-up at the GHSA 4A State Championship her junior year.
Personal: Caroline Martin … Daughter of Wade and Nichole Martin … Intends to major in business.
Julie Boysen Hillestad – 5’ 4” – Wang Toppidrett – Hamar, Norway
High School: Earned four victories her senior year … Shot 148 (72, 76) to win the Callaway Vinter Tour at Mar Menor … Shot 149 (73, 76) to win the Østlandstour at Drøbak … Won the stroke play at Srixon Tour at Elverum with a score of 147 (73, 74) … Shot 144 (72, 72) to win Østlandstour at Gamle Fredrikstad … Earned a top-5 finish at the Srixon Tour at Byneset with a score of 222 (74, 70, 78) … Earned a bronze medal at the Norwegian Junior Championship with a score of 229 (75, 76, 78) … Represented Norway in the European Team Girls Championship in Finland … Played in six international tournaments in 2016 (South Africa, Austria, Spain, USA and Sweden).
Personal: Julie Boysen Hillestad … Mother, father and brother are World Champion dog racers with over 120 international medals … Hillestad has 7 gold medals from different World, European and Norwegian Championships for dog racing … Intends to major in business.