Dons Report: Women’s golf

Alejandro Castro

Contributing Writer 

Team photo of the 2019-20 women’s golf team. PHOTO COURTESY OF CHRIS M. LEUNG/DONS ATHLETICS

With two national letters of intent for fall 2021, the USF women’s golf team has started building next season’s recruiting class.  

Riana Mission, Clark High School, Las Vegas, Nevada

Riana Mission posing with her letter of intent. @USFDONSWGOLF/ INSTAGRAM

Mission is an extremely talented and decorated golfer, ranking No. 103 on the Golfweek Girls Junior Ranking, No. 95 on the National Junior Golf Scoreboard, and No. 125 on the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) rankings. She has also won the Nevada State Junior Amateur Champion title on three separate occasions as well as the 2019 Division 4A Nevada High School Individual State Championship. From 2018 to 2020, Mission finished in the top 10 at American Junior Golf Association events seven different times, including two top three finishes. She has over 115 Junior Golf Tournament wins and has participated in six Junior World Golf Championship events. Speaking with the Dons Athletics’ website, women’s golf head coach Sara Doell said Mission is a “hard worker, very detail-oriented, and really pushes herself to be the best she can daily.”

Lisa Marie Rudometkin, Saddlebrook Preparatory School, Wesley Chapel, Florida 

Lisa Marie Rudometkin signing her letter of intent. @USFDONSWGOLF/ INSTAGRAM

A native Californian, Rudometkin finished her high school career on the East Coast at Saddlebrook Preparatory. Rudometkin has ranked as high as No. 120 in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings, a ranking system that is used by Golfweek magazine. She has qualified for the IMG Academy Junior World Championships three separate times and is also a United States Golf Association Medalist. Rudometkin has won two IMG Junior World Qualifiers events and one Future Collegiate World Tour event, along with five top ten AJGA finishes, four Hurricane Junior Gold Tour wins, 11 top five finishes, and seven Florida Junior Tour top 10 finishes. 

In a statement on Dons Athletics’ website, Doell said, “This is one of the strongest recruiting classes we have had. I know that both Riana and Lisa Marie have the potentials to make an immediate impact on our program!”

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