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Criner signs to play golf at West Virginia Wesleyan

By Shirley Shuman

On May 19, Kaylee Criner signed a letter of intent to play golf at West Virginia College, Criner played at Braxton County High School all four years. At WVWC golf is a two season sport, she noted.

Criner said that Wesleyan’s golf coach, Cami Roberts—a former BCHS golfer, recruited her. “She was my golf coach my freshman year,” the recruit said. “She left Braxton to coach Wesleyan’s team.”  Criner added, “The college team started really small but for the upcoming year, it is growing with new recruits.” 

Explaining why she is eager to play college golf, Criner said, “ I had never been on a golf course before, but I started playing  golf at the high school just for fun, I came to love it and learned a lot.”  She also noted that she had never hit a golf ball until the first day of practice at BCHS and the next day, she played in a tournament.

Jerry Frame, her golf coach for the past three years, is pleased that she can continue playing. Coach Frame said, “It was a pleasure to coach her for the amount of time I had through high school. She’s an incredible young woman, and it’s a plus for Wesleyan to have her as a student athlete.”

Criner, who is excited at her opportunity, said she “will pretty much live on the golf course this summer.”