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MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (Oct. 23, 2015) – Ashley Cauthen, the 2015 Western North Carolina Junior Golf Association Varsity Girls Player of the Year, has signed a letter of intent to attend Milligan College and play golf for the Buffs. Milligan Head Coach Tony Wallingford made the announcement.
Cauthen, a senior at East Henderson High School in East Flat Rock, has been impressive for East Henderson High School qualifying for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association State 3A Tournament all four years. She has finished 18th, 19th and 23rd with the 2015 tournament scheduled for Foxfire Country Club in Pinehurst, North Carolina, Oct. 26-27. Four times she has placed in the top 10 at the NCHSAA 3A West Regionals (seventh, fifth, eighth and fifth), and she has earned All-WNC Athletic Conference all four years and was medalist 10 times. In 2014, Cauthen medaled at the Henderson County High School Girls Golf Tourney at Cumming Cove Country Club.
Cauthen medaled three times in 2015 WNCJGA events, including the WNCJGA Championship at Etowah Valley Country Club. Cauthen also finished first at Connestee Falls Country Club and at the Jane Marville Tournament at Maggie Valley Country Club. She has an impressive eight wins on the WNCJGA Tour since 2012.
Cauthen received an invitation to participate in the prestigious Joe Cheves Invitational this past year held at the Mimosa Hills Country Club in Morganton, North Carolina. In addition, Cauthen participated in the 2012 and 2014 Biltmore Cup Match Play event and was named “The Mary and Kayla Scuipider Lady of the Tournament” in 2014. She was a three-time Kiwanis All-Star of Henderson County, a three-time Hendersonville Times-News All-Area team recipient, and a two-time Asheville Citizen-Times All-Area Golfer.
“We are very excited to have Ashley join us at Milligan,” commented Wallingford. “Her accolades in high school and junior golf speak for themselves. She is a terrific young lady with high golf potential. I have been impressed with her work ethic and commitment. I am confident she will have a great career at Milligan,” concluded Wallingford.
Cauthen, an honor student at East Henderson, plans a major in pre-med with an enrollment in the Milligan Physicians Assistant program upon graduation.