Women's Golf Signs Puerto Rican Amateur Champion

Nov. 16, 2011

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By Eric DeSalvo

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - UCF women's golf head coach Courtney Trimble continues to reel in young talent for the Knights as Paola Robles (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico) signed her National Letter of Intent to play at UCF on Wednesday afternoon. Robles will arrive on campus prior to the 2012-13 season.

Robles has quite an impressive resume already, winning the Puerto Rico Amateur Championship in 2010 and 2011. She has been a member of the Puerto Rico National Team since 2009, and a part of the Puerto Rico Junior Team since 2005.

"We are excited to have Paola sign with UCF," Trimble said. "She's experienced in playing all around the world and has played a lot of team golf with the Puerto Rican team. She has the potential to be a really great player. She is a great ball striker and I think coming to the U.S. will help her game mature."

Recently, Robles won the Caribbean Junior Championship Girls 16-17 division and also represented Puerto Rico in the U.S. Golf Association (USGA) State Team matches.

Although she lives outside the continental United States, Robles is no stranger to the Orlando area as she has family nearby.

"Her grandparents spend a lot of time in Orlando since they have a house here, so she is familiar with the area. She has spent quite a bit of time in the States playing golf and visiting, especially in Orlando," Trimble added.

Robles looks to add to an already potent Knights lineup as each member of the current squad will return for the 2012-13 season. UCF has already seen two freshmen from the 2011-12 recruiting class make quite an impact as Katie Mitchell (Fernandina Beach, Fla.) and Monifa Sealy (Glencoe, Trinidad and Tobago) have both notched second-place individual finishes this fall.

The Knights will return in 2012 for the majority of their season when they host the UCF Challenge Feb. 12-14.