GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Furman head women's golf coach Jeff Hull announced today that Kyra Cox and Sarah-Eve Rhéaume have signed to join the Paladins in the 2018-19 season.
"I am thrilled to have Kyra and Sarah-Eve joining our team," said Hull. "Both players possess tremendous athletic ability, as well as success on the course. I expect both of them to come in and contribute to the team's success and help lead us into a promising future."
A native of South Salem, N.Y., Cox is the top-ranked player in New York by both the Polo Ranking and the Junior Golf Scoreboard. She has earned all-state accolades the last two seasons as the top player on the John Jay High Boys' team and was chosen team captain as a junior. Last summer Cox finished in the top 10 at four AJGA events, including the AJGA Philadelphia Junior, where she claimed individual medalist honors with a three-round total of 70-70-71=221, and the U.S. Challenge Cup Northern Junior Championship, where she also won the title.
Cox, a three-time all-section honoree, advanced to the round of 64 at the 2016 USGA Girls' Junior and qualified for the 2016 USGA Women's Amateur after becoming, at age 15, the youngest player ever to win the New York State Women's Amateur. She also qualified for the Drive, Chip, and Putt national competition at Augusta National, where she finished third. Cox was honored as the Metropolitan Junior Golf Association Player of the Year as a freshman.
Rhéaume, who hails from Lac-Delage, Canada, was named to the CCAA All-Canadian team after firing a 68 at the Canada Games, a new girls golf record for the event. She shot 6-under over four rounds to win the RSEQ Provincial Collegiate Championship and took the CCAA Canadian Collegiate Championship in a playoff. Rhéaume also claimed individual medalist honors at the HJGT College Prep Series at Furman and finished second at the IMG Junior Honda Classic.
A member of the Quebec Team for both the Canadian Junior Golf Championship and the Canada Games, she won the Quebec Provincial High School championship as a freshman and a junior and was the Quebec Provincial Junior Girls Match-Play Champion her sophomore year. Rhéaume led her Champlain St. Lawrence High team to the Quebec Provincial Team Championship her senior year. She was a member of the gold medal team at the Canada Games and helped her team to silver medals at the CCAA Canadian Collegiate Championship.
Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information