PEMBROKE – The UNC Pembroke women's golf team added a pair of weapons to its artillery on Tuesday morning as Amanda Levy and Savannah Thompson each inked their names to National Letters of Intent to continue their athletic and academic careers with the Braves, head coach David Synan announced.
Levy, a Wake Forest native, is a four-time all-conference and academic all-conference selection at Wake Forest-Rolesville High School. Thompson is a product of West End and a four-time all-conference standout for Pinecrest High School. Both are expected to compete for top-5 playing time immediately.
This is a very strong class for our women's program," Synan said. "Our program always seeks high-character individuals, great students and talented golfers and Amanda and Savannah fit the bill. We are extremely excited about them joining our family."
Ranked No. 22 among the state's Class of 2014 crop, Levy maintained an 83.8 stroke average last season. A four-time golfer of the year award recipient for Wake Forest-Rolesville, Levy is also a member of the National Honor Society and a Tom Suiter WRAL-TV Extra Effort Award winner. She participated in the 2013 First Tee Nature Valley Pebble Beach Pro-Am and was an ACE volunteer at The First Tee of the Triangle.
Levy is ranked No. 48 among the state's prep golfers and has put up notable tournament performances, including:
• Won TYGA One Day at Wendall Country Club (82)
• Won TYGA One Day at Sanford Golf Club (82)
• Two-Round 154 (79-75) at NC Trusted Choice
• Three-Round 248 (86-79-83) at Dogwood Stat Junior
• Two-Round 168 (82-86) at NCHSAA 4A State Championship
• Shot 78 at Carolina Cup Junior
Thompson, who is ranked seventh among the state's Class of 2014 golfers, turned in a 79.7 stroke average last season while also earning all-state honors following both the 2012 and 2013 campaigns. The 2011 Southeastern Conference Player of the Year selection earned the best sportsmanship award while captaining her team as a senior, and also participated in the 2013 First Tee Nature Valley Pebble Beach Pro-Am. She is also a member of the National Honor Society.
Thompson is ranked No. 19 among the state's prep golfers and maintained a 74.8 stroke average as a prep senior. Her notable tournament performances include:
• Two-round 153 (76-77) at NC Trusted Choice
• Three-round 229 (76-78-75) at North & South Junior
• Two-round 154 (75-79) at PKBGT Tour Championship
• Two-round 156 (84-72) at NCHSAA 4A State Championship
• Two-round 158 (82-76) at TYGA State Championship
• Two-round 152 (78-74) at Maples Classic
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