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UK Women's Golf signs three for 2013, including Walker of Paintstville

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of Kentucky women’s golf program has added three golfers to its 2013 class, head coach Golda Johansson Borst announced on Wednesday. Megan Kinney (Frankfort, Ky.) Haley Mills (Tyler, Texas) and Alessandra Walker (Paintsville, Ky.) all inked national letters of intent during the early November signing period.

“I am extremely excited about our signings from the class of 2013,” Borst said. “These young ladies will all bring something different to our program, but they all bring a great deal of passion, determination and a strong work ethic to our program. We can’t wait for this class to join us next year and I know that they will have an immediate impact and help us compete for championships. We couldn’t be prouder to have Ale, Haley and Megan join our Wildcat family next year.”

Kinney is a four-time Academic All-State selection out of Western Hills High School, where she holds the scoring average record (75.1) and lowest round record (68). Kinney’s 2012 accomplishments include the Kentucky Region 7 champion and individual scoring round records of 68 at the Capital City Classic and the Madison Southern Invitational. The Frankfort, Ky., native recorded top-15 finishes in the 2011 and 2012 Kentucky State Tournaments after placing tied for 11th in the 2011 Kentucky Open. She was also the 2011 Shelby County Rockets Invitational champion.

Mills hails from Tyler, Texas where she studies at the University of Texas at Austin Online High School. Mills owns a 76.6 scoring average with her low competitive round of 66 coming at the 2012 TJGT – Galleria – Dallas Classic at Tribute, where she won the event. In 2012, she claimed the TJGT Bridlewood Junior Championship and Texas Legends Winter Classic, while advancing to match play at the USGA Girls Junior Amateur Championship. Mills also is a member of the 2012 AJGA HP Scholastic Honor Roll and won the 2011 TJGT Sooner Junior Major Championship.

Walker attended Paintsville High School where she has collected numerous accolades during her junior golf career. In 2012, Walker was the regional and All-A State champion, while also claiming the AJGA Greenbrier qualifier. She was named the All-Area Player of the Year, regional runner-up and Madisonville Invitational individual champion in 2011. Walker is a five-time State Tournament qualifier, All-A regional champion (2010-12), voted on the All-Area Team (2009-11) and was the first woman to compete in the 2012 Paintsville Invitational, placing third.

The Wildcats are coming off a successful fall season where they recorded three top-10 finishes, including a team victory at the Old Waverly Bulldog Invitational. UK begins their spring season Feb. 10-12 at the lady Puerto Rico Classic.

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