UTC's Murray Signs Three For 2014-2015 Golf Season

Monday, November 18, 2013

Chattanooga Mocs women’s golf coach Colette Murray announces three signees for the 2014-15 season. The Mocs welcome Isabel Bascuas (Malaga, Spain), Cristina Perez (Pamplona. Spain) and Megan Woods (San Antonio, Texas).

Isabel Bascuas represented the Spanish National Team in a February match vs. Sweden. She owns wins at the double senior Andalusian Championship and her age category at the Andalusian Championship. She tied for second at the 2011 Honda Junior Classic for under 15 and tied for fifth overall.

Bascuas owns top 10’s in nearly 15 events as a junior with four wins.

Cristina Perez is also a member of the Spanish National Team. She held No. 1 ranking in Navarra Regional under 14 (2009, 2010) and under 16 (2011, 2012) over a four-year period. Perez was a two-time champion of the Puntuable Zonal (Section 9) National tournaments (2011, 2012) winning round one and two as well in 2011. Her Navarra Regional Team held the first position in the second division of the Spanish Interterritorial U25 Championship. Individually, she won the Navarra under 21 title and Doubles Championship.

Her best finishes of 2013 include a runner-up at the Grand Prix de la Nivelle and sixth at Belgian International Junior. In 2012, she tied for 10th at the Spanish International Stroke play while finishing third in the under 16 event.

Away from the course, Cristina participates in school community service projects as well as ballet and basketball.


Megan Woods led Smithson Valley High School (San Antonio) to the state tournament two of the last three years winning District Medalist honors in 2013. Ranks ninth in Texas according to high school golf scoreboard, Woods was second team all-state (2012, 2013) and all-area (2011, 2012).

She qualified for the 2013 Trusted Choice Big “I” National Championship and placed fourth at AJGA Abilene Tournament shooting three under (213). Woods had 13 top 10’s, 10 top 5’s, on the Texas Junior Golf Tour with a win at the 2012 Silverhorn Junior Championship.

She excels off the course as well. Woods ranks 13th in a class of 556 at Smithson Valley and is a National Honor Society student. She is also a part of FACS which is a program based solely on helping younger kids twice a week as service work on other projects.

The Mocs return to the tee in February at the UGA Individual (Feb. 8). The first team event is February 17-18 at the Central District Invitational.


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