UNM Signs Pair to National Letters
Dec. 7, 2012
University of New Mexico women's golf coach Jill Trujillo has announced Manon Molle and Eva Saulnier have signed national letters of intent to attend UNM as freshmen in the fall of 2013.
Molle is from Bains-sur-Oust, France, in the northwest part of the country. She has been a member of the French Junior National team since she was 14.
Molle currently holds an amateur ranking of No. 14 among French women and a handicap of -1.4. She won the 2010 French Junior stroke play championship at 218 (71-75-72), tied for first at the 2011 French Junior Championship at 301 (77-79-72-73) and finished second at the 2012 Irish Girls Junior Championship at 223 (76-72-75).
Molle has considerable international experience, competing for France in the European Girls Championship and in matches against Italy, Norway and Spain. She was a member of the European team at the 2010 Junior Ryder Cup in Scotland, and has played in tournaments in Germany, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Scotland and Spain, and two professional events as an amateur.
Saulnier, a native of Savonnieres, France, is a top-10 junior player. The left-hander is currently ranked 41st in France with a handicap of -0.4.
Saulnier had 10 top-10 finishes in 20 tournaments in 2012, including a 14th place finish at the British Girls Amateur. Her low round was a 67 at the AGF Conseils Trophy tournament at Chiberta Golf Club near Biarritz. Saulnier's low 54-hole total was 210 (69-73-68) when she won the Grand Prix de Vichy tournament in a four-hole playoff.
"We have a real French connection going with Manon and Eva becoming Lobos next season," said UNM head coach Jill Trujillo. "We're really excited about them joining us next fall."