Dec. 6, 1999
PULLMAN, Wash. - Three high school seniors have returned a National Letter of Intent to attend and play golf at Washington State University. Ryan Camp (Spokane, Wash.), Isaac Woods (Enumclaw, Wash.), and Emily De' Ath (Henderson, Nev.) will join the Cougar golf program in the fall of 2000.
"Cougar golf just got a lot better," head coach Walt Williams said. "All three are heavily recruited, nationally recognized players as well as honor students. They all have above a 3.5 GPA. We're excited about the future of Cougar golf."
Camp will come to WSU from Ferris High School in Spokane where he placed second in the district championships and 10th at the state championships in 1999. He garnered more attention for his play this summer on the American Junior Golf Association tour. He placed in the top 10 in four of eight events and in the top 25 in six of eight. His most impressive performance came at the United States Junior Amateur Championship, where he placed ninth. Camp was the Washington Junior Golf Associaton's points leader in 1999 and represented Washington in the Boy's Junior America's Cup, where Washington beat out a field of 16 teams to capture the title.
Woods has been the South Puget Sound League's most valuable player the last two seasons. The Enumclaw High School senior owns the course record at the Enumclaw Golf Club, shooting an 11-under par 61 in the fall of 1998. Woods recorded two top 25 finishes in three appearances on the American Junior Golf Association's Tour, including a 10th place finish at the Compaq Junior Championship. He has recorded back-to-back top 20 finishes at the WJGA Championships, placing seventh in 1998 and 18th in 1999.
De' Ath plays for one of the best women's high school teams in the nation at Green Valley High School in Henderson, Nev. She has won over 30 golf tournaments and placed ninth at the Nevada State Women's Amateur in 1999. De' Ath won the Nevada 4A state championship in 1998, where her team shot a 374 on the last day of the tournament, the lowest high school score ever recorded nationally.