Nov. 20, 2003

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Therese Hession, Ohio State head women’s golf coach, announced Thursday the addition of Carling Coffing from Middletown, Ohio, to the Buckeye roster. Coffing signed an NCAA National Letter of Intent to tee it up for the Buckeyes for the 2004-05 season.

“I am really looking forward to working with Carling next season,” Hession said. “She is very hard worker and a real competitor that should be able to make an immediate contribution.”

Coffing will enter the 2004-05 season after an impressive 2003 campaign, which saw her post impressive performances at the 2003 United States Golf Association Girls Junior Amateur Championships, where she placed 56th out of 164 of the country’s top competitors. At the 2003 Junior World Golf Championships, she placed 14th with a four-round total of 305. Coffing also has posted first-place finishes at the 2002 USGA Girls Amateur Qualifier and at the 2002 AAU District Qualifier. At Middletown High School, Coffing placed second at the 2002 Ohio State High School Division I Championship with rounds of 78 and 73.