Pecan Valley, Shirley Furlong’s home course in San Antonio, ended up playing a big role in her becoming an Aggie. She met Brenda Goldsmith there, who later became the first female scholarship athlete at Texas A&M and invited Furlong over for a visit.
Women's Golf Features
After listening to Ashley Freeman's sales pitch about Texas A&M and its women's golf program, Australian native Julia Boland only had one concern.
Trelle McCombs had some big shoes to fill.
The former Tulsa women's golf coach took over Texas A&M’s program in 2007 when Jeanne Sutherland, retired after 15 seasons. The Aggies had won back-to-back Big 12 championships.
"I knew that it was an up-and-coming program," McCombs said. "They had just come off of two Big 12 wins and they were really looking to keep the momentum with the program."