HPU Women’s Golf Signs Two Student-Athletes For 2016-17

HIGH POINT, N.C. – High Point University women’s golf head coach Vici Pate Flesher has announced that Samantha Vodry and Tonrak Tasaso have signed National Letters of Intent to join the program this fall.

Vodry hails from Mooresville, N.C., where she was earned first team all-state honors from the Carolinas Junior Golf Association in 2015. A three-time Charlotte Observer All-Conference selection, Vodry was ranked No. 3 in the state this year and was named the North Piedmont 3A/4A Conference Women’s Player of the Year for the second time in three seasons (2013, 2015).

She also is a three-time I-MECK 4A Conference Women’s Golf MVP (2013-2015). A member of the National Honor Society, Vodry carries a 4.3 GPA and is ranked in the top-7 percent of her graduating class.

“Samantha will be a great addition to our team at High Point University,” Pate Flesher said. “She is a high-energy person who has lofty goals and the ability to reach them. Sam is athletic, strong and a very exciting player. She hits the ball very long and has worked hard to improve her overall game. In addition, Sam brings the ability to motivate those around her. She is a leader and I a looking forward to watching her excel both on the course and in the classroom at HPU.”

Tasaso is a product of Nakhonpathom, Thailand, and has put together a renowned career in her native country. As a member of the Nakhonpathom Women’s Golf Team, she helped lead the squad to a silver medal at the Thai National Game and a gold medal at the Thai National Youth Game. She also competed at the Thai LPGA Championship in 2015.

In a visit to America this past summer, Tasaso won the National Junior Golf Tour Tournament at Bermuda Run in Winston-Salem (74). She also was t-9th at the IZOD AJGA Championship with a 54-hole score of 221 (74-76-71).

She graduated from Khemasiri Memorial School with a GPA of 3.4 and is now studying at Mahidol University International Demonstration School and carries a GPA of 3.0.

“Tonrak is a delightful young lady who is very talented at golf,” Pate Flesher said. “She is tall and athletic, but much like her personality, she does not rely on strength to get things done. Tonrak is smart and has the potential to be an incredible golfer. I am so happy she will be playing for High Point University.”