LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech head women’s golf coach JoJo Robertson announced Monday the signing of four high school prospects to National Letters of Intent to join the Red Raiders for the start of the 2021-22 season.
Robertson and assistant coach Laurie Brower traveled the U.S. to sign three of the country’s top junior golfers in Chelsea Romas (Coppell, Texas), Libby Fleming (San Diego, Calif.) and Kylee Loewe (Scottsdale, Ariz.), while also adding one international prospects in Chiara Horder of Germany. All four will be freshmen when Tech tees off the 2021-22 season next fall.
Below is a listing of Texas Tech’s full class:
Libby Fleming – San Diego, Calif.
Fleming will head to Tech next year after already establishing a strong prep career in her native state of California. Fleming was tabbed to the CIF San Diego Player of the Year as a junior in 2019, while also earning first team All-CIF San Diego honors as well as the sportsmanship award. She has six top-five finishes in the San Diego Junior Golf Association and also a runner-up performance at the FCG Collegiate. Fleming already has a tournament victory this year after claiming the Charley Hoffman Junior Championship this summer.
Coach Robertson on Libby: “Libby is a very strong player. Her love for the game and competitiveness really shows. We are excited that she will be in Lubbock the next four years. She will be fun to watch.”
Chiara Horder – Germany
Horder is the lone international signee in Tech’s 2021 class as she will arrive in Lubbock with an impressive junior golf record that includes top-10 showings at the 2020 European Ladies Amateur and the German National Amateur. Horder, who also finished 15th at the German National Girls Championship, was a member of the 2020 German team that competed in the European Girls Team Championship. She also participated in the 2020 Women’s Amateur Championship earlier this year as well.
Coach Robertson on Chiara: “We can’t wait to bring Chiara to campus. She has a lot of international playing experience. Chiara will fit in well in our program and make an impact right away.”
Kylee Loewe – Scottsdale, Ariz.
The daughter of two Texas Tech graduates, Loewe has excelled at the junior level with 15 top-10 finishes in 2020 alone, including eight of those where she was ranked among the top-five individuals. Loewe, who will graduate in the top eight percent of her senior class academically, was tabbed for the 2019 Sportsmanship of the Year award and was also a finalist for Girls Golfer of the Year through her high school program.
Coach Robertson on Kylee: “We have really enjoyed getting to know Kylee and recruiting her. She came to our golf camp and both of her parents are Texas Tech grads. We couldn’t be happier that she chose to play for us. Kylee is a hard worker and great student, and we look forward to having her back on campus.”
Chelsea Romas – Coppell, Texas
Romas will arrive next fall as one of the top amateur players in the state as she was a four-time All-District selection while at Coppell High School. She was the captain of her high school program as both a junior and senior and also played in several of the top amateur events, including top-10 showings at the Texas Junior Amateur, the NTPGA All-America Spring Break Open, the NTPGA All-American Spring Finale, the AJGA Bass Pro Shops Junior Championship. She has five medalist honors already on her resume after winning four North Texas PGA events in 2018 and then the NTPGA Ratliff Group Autumn Classic in 2019. She has also played in the Texas Women’s Open and the Dixie Women’s Amateur during her prep career.
Coach Robertson on Chelsea: “We have been watching Chelsea play for several years and really like the improvement that she’s shown. Chelsea is a hard worker, and we know that she will bring that to our program as well. She is an excellent student and will make a great teammate.”