|Summar Roachell Bio|
Courtesy: Athletic Communications
AS AN AMATEUR
As a amateur prior to joining the Razorbacks for the fall semester, Summar Roachell had a chance to play with her future teammates at an event. Roachell took part in the North-South Amateur Championship but was eliminated in the first round of match play. Also at the event was Emma Lavy, Olivia Lavy and Regina Plasencia. Roachell took part in a U.S. Women’s Amateur qaulifier but did not advance.
PRIOR TO ARKANSAS
Summar Roachell signed a National Letter of Intent in November joining the Razorback women’s golf team for the 2013-13 season.
A 2013 Conway (Arkansas) High graduate, Roachell’s amateur and prep accolades are many but one of the highlights was her selection to the U.S. Junior Solheim Cup Team. The 12-member team represented the United State against Europe in Ireland last year. Roachell is also a four-time Class 7A State Champion, four-time all-state and all-conference selection, a two-time Rolex Junior All-American (2011, 2012) and she is the youngest player to win the state match play for juniors. Roachell paced the Wampus Cats to four conference titles and four state runner-up finishes in high school.
Roachell’s 2012 amateur career includes four top five finishes in seven events. She won the Bubba Conlee National Junior in Bartlett, Tenn., shooting a 212 with rounds of 71-70-71. Roachell placed second at the AJGA Under Armour/Hunter Mahan Championship and was third at the AJGA Stacy Lewis Junior Open. Roachell placed fifth at the AJGA Under Armour/Vicky Hurst Championship as well.
“I am so excited to announce the addition of Summar to our Razorback family,” Estes-Taylor said. “Summar came to my junior girls’ golf camp many years ago, and I knew then she had to become a member of our team when she became old enough. She reminds me a lot of the way I played the game and it’s exciting to watch her compete.
“Summar possesses a competitive edge that you just can’t teach,” Estes-Taylor continued. “She wants to be the one making a putt to win and she thrives under those conditions. She has an outstanding short game and is a complete player.”
Born Nov. 22, 1994, Summar Nichole Roachell is the only child of Bill and Lisa Roachell of Conway, Ark. Roachell plans to major in business or sport management and lists former Razorback Stacy Lewis as her favorite athlete.
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