March 18, 2014
ATHENS, Ohio -- Michigan High School Division I Individual State Champion Lily Pendy (Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.) will join the Ohio University women's golf program in 2014-15, sixth-year head coach Kelly Ovington announced on Tuesday (March 18).
"Lily is a fantastic student-athlete, and she has the strength and the skills to make an impact on our team beginning in the fall," said Ovington. "We are very excited to have Lily join our program and look forward to seeing her in the record books."
Pendy won the 2013 Michigan state crown as a senior at Grosse Pointe South High School by six shots with scores of 74 and 76 after earning medalist honors at regionals.
A two-time team MVP, Pendy was named to the Super Team as a senior, an honor reserved for the top golfers in Michigan. Pendy earned all-state accolades as a sophomore and junior after garnering Honorable Mention as a freshman. She earned All-Macomb Area Conference and academic all-conference honors all four years of her prep career and helped the Blue Devils capture a state title as a sophomore.
Pendy spent summer play competing in numerous American Junior Golf Association events, the Adam's Tour, the Plantation Tour, Golfweek's Junior Tour and the Midwest Collegiate Tour. She finished in the top 10 in the Michigan Junior Girls Amateur twice, advancing to match play. Pendy competed in the Women's Michigan State Amateur, advancing to match play in 2013. She recorded an ace in the AJGA Stonehenge Junior Championship in 2011 on the 167-yard par 3.
In the classroom, Pendy was selected to participate in the Generation of Promise for leadership and character. The year-long program for Detroit-area juniors aims to bridge the gap between cultural divides and looks to youth to help solve problems in the communities.
Pendy plans to study pre-physical therapy, exercise science, or nutrition at Ohio.
Ohio returns to the greens on March 23 for the 2014 Morehead State University Ocala Spring Collegiate Invitational.