Women's Golf signs two to National Letters of Intent
Nov. 17, 2009
AUSTIN, Texas -- Two junior golf standouts have signed National Letters of Intent to play golf next season at The University of Texas, head coach Martha Richards announced Monday. Rebecca Lee-Bentham (Scarborough, Ontario, Canada) and Samantha Postillion (Scottsdale, Ariz.) will join the Longhorns for the 2010-11 season.
"Rebecca and Samantha are two players that will help us build upon the foundation of our last two recruiting classes at Texas," head coach Martha Richards said. "I anticipate both of them making really big contributions to our program, and they'll add quite a bit to our depth. These are two players that fit our style and will represent The University of Texas in a first-class manner both on and off the course."
Bentham has established herself as one of Canada's best junior golfers. A member of the Canadian National Women's Developmental team, she has won prestigious titles at the 2008 Canadian Future Links Pacific Championship and the 2007 Ontario Women's Amateur Championship. In 2009, Bentham has also recorded top-five finishes at the Royale Cup Canadian Junior Girls Championship (3rd), Future Links Ontario Championship (5th) and Future Links Pacific Championship (5th). Additional outings over the last year include a tie for 18th place at the Royale Cup Canadian Women's Amateur Open and a tie for 20th place at the Junior Orange Bowl.
"Rebecca has a wonderful golf swing and she's very solid in her mechanics. She's played at a very high level and has shot some fantastic numbers," Richards said.
Originally from Burr Ridge, Ill., Postillion attends Notre Dame Prep in Scottsdale, Ariz. On the high school circuit, Postillion won the 2008 Illinois High School Regional, and most recently finished second in the Arizona state high school championship. Her highlights on the amateur golf scene include a tie for third place at the 2009 Future Collegians World Tour (FCWT) Bayonet Invitational, fourth-place finish at the Whistling Straits Challenge (2009) and 17th place at the 2008 Illinois Women's Open.
"Samantha is a Midwest transplant now living in Arizona, and an up-and-coming player who just keeps making more progress," Richards said.