MSU Women's Golf Lands No. 41st Ranked Player

Elsa Moberly of Pulaski County High School in Somerset, Kentucky, the No. 41st ranked player in the class of 2015 according to GolfWeek.com, has committed to play golf for Mississippi State, currently ranked 8th in the nation.

Moberly narrowed her list to two SEC schools before choosing Mississippi State.

"I looked at Tennessee and Mississippi State," said Moberly, who unofficially visited both schools. "I chose Mississippi State because I really like the girls on the team and I really like the coaches. I (also) wanted to play in the SEC and that's what I've been working toward. I just felt it would be a great fit for me."

She was very impressed with her future coach, Mississippi State head women's golf coach Ginger Brown-Lemm.

"I want someone who can be strict on me but also someone who I can go to when I need advice," said Moberly. "And she was a great fit for that. I really like her."

Moberly's ultimate goal is to play on the LPGA tour. And she feels Mississippi State can help her achieve that goal.

"One of my goals is to be on the LPGA someday. The coaches are going to be strict on me but they are going to help me achieve my dream," she said. "My dad and I played the golf course there (Old Waverly). The course is incredible. Any shot that you would need in pro golf is on that golf course. That's why I think (being at Mississippi State) will help me play pro golf some day."

Currently ranked 41st in the class of 2015, Moberly has only been playing golf 5+ years.

"I was a big swimmer, then I started playing golf when I was 11 (years old)," she said. "My dad is a golf pro at a country club, so I've grown up around it. I had always said that I wasn't going to play golf but after I started playing it I really liked it. And I have worked really hard at it."

Moberly described her golf game.

"I am a very good ball striker but my short game needs a little improvement," she said. "What (also) helps me is I don't get very mad at myself when I have a bad hole. Basically, I don't get that high or that low. My parents have taught me that."

Moberly has played in several prestigious events, including the 2013 US Girls' Junior and the US Women's Amateur Public Links Championships as well as the 2012 USGA (United States Golf Association) Junior Girls National Championships.


Gene Swindoll is the publisher of the GenesPage.com website, the source for Mississippi State sports on Scout.com sports network. You can contact him by emailing swindoll@genespage.com.

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