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 Kelly Merkel

Before TSU
Played golf and softball all four years of high school at Columbia Central ...
advanced through the District 8-AAA tournament to the Region 4 tournament four consecutive seasons at Central High School ... qualified for the TSSAA State as a sophomore shooting an 82-83-165 at Old Fort (Murfreesboro) and again as a senior when she placed 10th behind a score of 160 (82-78) at Willowbrook Country Club ... in 2011 she was runner-up to eventual state champ of Lawrence County in the District 8-AAA tournament. She placed third in the Region 4 meet at Bear Trace Tims Ford in Winchester. ... only woman on the golf team ... selected to the all-districe team in softball her last three years ... played on the Tennessee Junior Association Tour all four summers in high school ... was the low medalist in the Tennessean Schooldays Tournament at McCabe in Nashville last June, shooting a 68. She also received the annual Joanne Ramsey award for the Outstanding Female Athlete at Central and made All-District 8-AAA in softball for three consecutive years ... second-team all state in softball as a senior ... member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... father played college baseball at Austin Peay and served as an assistant from 1983-84 and as head coach from 1985-87. He also served as a scout for numerous MLB teams ...

Personal
Major: HPSS
Birthday: June 22nd, 1994
Parents: Billy and Valerie Merkel
Year: Junior
Hometown: Columbia, Tenn.
High School: Columbia Central HS
Kelly Photos:
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