Kansas inks four new signees
LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Kansas women’s golf team added four new Jayhawks to its 2020-21 roster during signing week, head coach Erin O’Neil announced on Tuesday.
The four signees are: Hanna Hawks, Joy Mannix, Ellie Roth and Scarlet Weidig.
|Hanna Hawks||Wellington, Kansas|
|Joy Mannix||Matsuyama, Japan|
|Ellie Roth||Plano, Texas|
|Scarlet Weidig||Costa Rica|
Hanna Hawks hails from Wellington, Kansas and is the No. 1-ranked player in the 2020 graduating class in the state of Kansas. Hawks has had busy 2018 and 2019 campaigns. In 2018, her first-place score of 3-under par broke the state record at the Kansas State Champion 4A High School Tournament where she also garnered 2018 Kansas High School Girls Golf Player of the Year.
Her 2019 season was just as eventful, as she placed second in the 2019 Oklahoma Junior Golf Tour Championship and sixth in the 2019 American Junior Golf Association Lockton KC Junior. She is a two-time Kansas Girls Junior Amateur Champion.
- No. 1-ranked player in the Class of 202 in the state of Kansas
- Second place in 2019 Oklahoma Junior Golf Tour Championship
- Sixth place in 2019 American Junior Golf Association in Lockton KC Junior
- Two-time Kansas Girls Junior Amateur Champion
- 2018 4A Kansas State Champion
- 2018 Kansas High School Girls Golf Player of the Year
Joy Mannix is a native of Matsuyama, Japan and has already had a decorated career so far. She was a medalist in the 2019 Southern California PGA International Championship, placed fifth in the 2019 FCG International Junior Championship and won the Sports Nippon Shikoku Women’s Open Amatuer twice. She is a four-year representative of the Queensland State Team and was named the Queensland Female Junior Golfer of the Year. She is also a Srixon International Sub Junior Champion and an Australian Team member for the Singha International Junior World Championship.
- Queensland female Junior golf of the year
- Srixon International Sub Junior Champion
- Australian Team member for Singha International Junior World Championship
- Ehime State Women’s Open Amateur Champion
- Two-time winner of Sports Nippon Shikoku Women’s Open Amateur
- 2019 SCPGA International Championship medalist
Coming in as the No. 18-ranked player in the Class of 2020, Roth brings a lot to the table for the Jayhawks. Roth is from Plano, Texas and is a five-time Texas Junior Golf Tour Champion, including the 2019 Texas Junior Golf Tour Prestonwood Hills Classic, where she was a medalist. She has recorded eight top-10 finishes in AJGA events and was named to the Texas University Interscholastic League All-District, All-Region and All-State teams. In addition, she placed second in the 2019 TJGT G2 Academy Lonestar Girls Invitational.
- Eight Top-10 finishes in American Junior Golf Association events
- Finished second in 2019 Texas Junior Golf G2 Academy Lonestar Girls Invitational
- Named to the Texas UIL All-District, All-Region, and All-State Teams
- Five-time Texas Junior Golf Tour Champion
- Medalist at 2019 TJGT Prestonwood Hills Classic
- Ranked 42nd overall in Junior Golf Scoreboard
- Ranked 18th overall in Class of 2020 on Junior Golf Scoreboard
As the No. 1-ranked female golfer in Costa Rica, Scarlet Weidig is a promising prospect for Kansas. Weidig is a well-rounded athlete, acting as a team captain in both basketball and volleyball in addition to being a three-year letterwinner in both sports. She was named the High School Athlete of the Year as a freshman and was the Top Junior Equestrian in Costa Rica in both 2016 and 2017, respectively. Her 2019 campaign has included a Top-15 finish at the Annika Invitational in Latin America, being named 2019 Costa Rica National Stroke Play and Match Play Champion, second place in the 2019 Future Champions Golf National Tour SD County Classic and a third place finish in the 2019 U.S. Kids Golf Teen World Championship.
- No. 1-ranked female golfer in Costa Rica
- 2019 Costa Rica National Stroke and Match Play Champion
- Second place in 2019 Future Champions Golf National Tour SD County Classic
- High School Athlete of the year as a freshman
- Top-15 finish at 2019 Annika Invitational Latin America
- Third place in 2019 U.S. Kids Golf Teen World Championship
- Second place in 2019 International Junior Golf Academy World Stars Junior Championship
Hawks, Mannix, Roth and Weidig will join the Jayhawks on campus for the start of the 2020-21 season.