June 28, 2013
HOUSTON - Former Oklahoma State women's golfer Courtney Ferguson will return home and compete for the University of Houston Women's Golf program during its inaugural season in 2013-14, head coach Gerrod Chadwell announced Friday.
Ferguson joins signees Emily Gilbreth (Bellaire High) and Kelli Rollo (Barbers Hill High) as the first members of the Houston Women's Golf program. The team will compete for the first time under Chadwell's leadership in 2013-14.
"Courtney is a great player. She brings leadership and experience into a young team, and I look for her to help our younger players, on and off the course," said Chadwell, who joined the Cougars from Oklahoma. "It will be nice to have an upperclassman like Courtney working with our young players in 2013-14 and in the future."
A two-year letterwinner at Oklahoma State, Ferguson competed in eight events. In 2012-13, she tied for 13th at the Hurricane Invitational with a score of 224 and fired a second-round 70 at the Stanford Intercollegiate.
As a freshman in 2011-12, she competed in two tournaments, including the Big 12 Championship, where she tied for 33rd.
Ferguson, who is a Houston native, prepped at Clear Lake High. There, she earned All-State honors following her junior and senior seasons and was a three-time All-District selection. She helped lead the Falcons to three regional titles and a pair of district championships.
Ferguson will not be the first member of her family to compete for the Cougars. Her uncle, Scott, earned two letters at Houston from 2000-02 and was a member of the 2001 C-USA champions.
While Chadwell was excited about the newest member of his team, director of golf and 2013 Conference USA Men's Coach of the Year Jonathan Dismuke was quick to praise his most recent hire.
"We are really happy to have Courtney as a member of our team," Dismuke said. "This shows the early impact that Gerrod has already made."