The University of Wyoming golf program announced the signing of three student-athletes to the class of 2015-16 on Friday. Cowboy head coach Joe Jensen welcomes John Murdock, with Cowgirl head coach Josey Stender adding Kaylee and Megan Knadler.
“We got some very talented student-athletes with this class and we are very excited about the future of Wyoming golf,” Jensen said.
Kaylee Knadler, Phoenix, Ariz., Pinnacle HS
Kaylee Knadler joins the Cowgirls from Pinnacle High School in Phoenix, Ariz. She lettered four years in golf under head coach Christopher Barden. She helped her team to a pair of runner-up finishes at the Arizona High School Championship. Kandler placed fifth at the 2012 state championship carding rounds of 72 (E) and 73 (+1). In amateur competition, she won the 2011 Thunderbird Junior Championship. At the prestigious Tucson Conquistadores Silverbelle Championship she finished eighth in 2014. She ranked as the fifth-best recruit in the state of Arizona with a stroke average of 76.9.
Megan Knadler, Phoenix, Ariz., Pinnacle HS
Megan Knadler joins Wyoming from Pinnacle High School in Phoenix, Ariz. She lettered four seasons under head coach Christopher Barden. She finished 10th individually at the Arizona State High School Championship during her senior season. She was named the JGAA Player of the Year in 2012. She also won the 2012 PING Arizona Junior Masters. Megan joined her sister Kaylee on the Arizona team of the 2013 Mary Cave Cup finishing in fourth place. Megan ranked as the fourth-best recruit in the state of Arizona with a stroke average of 75.4.
Kaylee and Megan’s mother Kathy Knadler played golf for the Cowgirls from 1987-91.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled to sign two accomplished and outstanding young women in Kaylee and Megan,” Cowgirl head coach Josey Stender said. “Both players possess the athleticism, talent and character that I look for in successful student-athletes. I anticipate their transition to the college game to be seamless due to their great work ethic, maturity and knowledge of their games.”
John Murdock, Laramie, Wyo., Laramie HS
Murdock joins the Cowboys after a decorated career at Laramie High School under head coach Kurk Aegerter. He was a four-time All-State selection. He finished second at this season’s Wyoming state championship. This season he won the Eastern Conference individual championship. Murdock also earned All-Conference honors four-straight seasons.
He also excels in the classroom as a member of National Honor Society. Murdock is also a dedicated volunteer for the First Tee of Wyoming. Murdock is the son of John III and Juliette Murdock.
“John has been one of the best players in Wyoming and has been very competitive in the region,” Jensen said. “His national experience is valuable and he can play at a very high level at big events.”