Three Mission girls heading to Alabama for golf

Accomplished trio of golfers going to same university

Left to right: Janelle Kraakman

A trio of local girls will be attending Alabama State University this fall to play golf.

Brooklyn Kraakman had signed her national letter of intent last fall, while Janelle Kraakman and Dani Shap recently agreed to head south.

This May, Brooklyn represented B.C. at the BCGA North Pacific Team matches in Washington State where the province won the event. At the 2012 B.C. Women’s Amateur, Brooklyn placed 10th with scores of 74, 75, 73 and 69.

Shap placed 18th, tallying scores of 75, 73, 76 and 80, while Janelle came in 22nd with 78, 78, 77 and 77.

At the 2012 B.C. Junior Girls Championship, Brooklyn placed fifth and Janelle placed 16th.

And most recently in Calgary at the 2012 Canadian Junior Girls Championship, Brooklyn placed ninth and Janelle placed 55th.

Brooklyn is currently in Trinidad and Tobago, representing Canada at the CJGA Stephen Ames Cup.

Both Janelle and Brooklyn have represented zone 3 in past BC Summer games winning gold medals; Janelle in 2008 and Brooklyn in 2010.

Last year, as members of the Hatzic Secondary School’s golf team, Brooklyn and Janelle placed first in the Fraser Valley and fifth in the province.

Shap and Janelle left for Alabama Tuesday (Aug. 14); Brooklyn will be joining them the following week. Brooklyn’s other cousin, Alex Leech, received a partial golf scholarship to Adam State in Colorado and also left Aug. 14.