Huskers Sign Kansas Prep Champion Chael
Nebraska women's golf coach Robin Krapfl announced the signing of Kansas high school state champion Jordan Chael to a National Letter of Intent to join the Huskers as a freshman in 2013-14.
Krapfl said she was thrilled to add Chael, who has been ranked as the No. 58 player in the Class of 2013 by Golfweek, to a young Husker roster for the 2013-14 season.
"I can't begin to express how excited we are have Jordan join our team next fall," Krapfl said. "We feel she will have an immediate impact on our starting lineup. Jordan has shown great accuracy off the tee and is already comfortable shooting under par. She also has an excellent competitive nature. All three of those areas will help strengthen our team. Jordan also has demonstrated a strong work ethic and is an excellent student.
Chael, a senior at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in the Kansas City metro area, won the Kansas State Class 5A individual state championship in October of 2012, while leading St. Thomas Aquinas to the state team title. During her final three seasons at St. Thomas Aquinas, Chael won or tied for first in 21 of 27 tournaments.
Chael was a four-time Kansas City Star All-Metro selection, earning first-team honors in 2010, 2011 and 2012. The native of Overland Park, Kan., was also a three-time Class 5A Regional champion, while leading St. Thomas Aquinas to three straight Class 5A state team titles. Chael was the Class 5A individual state runner-up in 2011 and finished third in 2010. She finished fourth individually in Class 6A as a freshman in 2009.
She was also the Missouri Women's Golf Association State Junior champion in 2012. Chael took second at the AJGA Coca-Cola Junior Championship in Harbor Springs, Mich., after firing a final round 66 and also posted top-five finishes at AJGA events in Springfield, Mo., and Kansas City, Mo.
Chael finished second as an individual at the Four State Team Championship in both 2011 (Beatrice, Neb.) and 2012 (Sedalia, Mo.), before taking third at the PGA Junior Series Tournament at ArborLinks in Nebraska City in June of 2012. She competed at the Callaway Junior World Championships in July at Torrey Pines in California. She also finished fifth at the Future Collegiate World Tour Tournament held at The Classic Club in Palm Desert, Calif., in February, before taking seventh at the Future Collegiate World Tour Championship held at PGA National in May.
Jordan is the daughter of Ted and Brenda Chael and has one older brother, Andrew.