HOWELL — Tri County’s Taylir Kral will continue her golfing career at the next level.
Kral recently signed her letter-of-intent to play golf in college for Cleary University in Howell.
Cleary women’s golf coach expects Kral to be competitive right away.
“Taylir has the talent to step in and help our team be competitive right away,” Bob Fillips said. “She was a regional champ and hits the long ball well. She will really help us out.”
As a junior, Kral was the Lakes 8 Conference champion and was named to the first team. Kral qualified for state and finished 27th overall after a 12th place regional finish.
Kral was the Vikings’ captain as a senior and led the team in average for nine holes (44) and 18 holes (88). She finished first at regionals and again qualified for state and finished 26th. She has a 12 handicap.
“Cleary University will be the place where I will pursue my dream of playing golf and preparing for the next chapter of my life,” Kral said. “I chose Cleary because I have the opportunity to play as a freshman, the coaching staff is great and the girls on the team are great.”
Tri County coach Roxanne Faber watched Kral’s growth on the golf course the past two seasons on varsity.
“In the past year, Taylir has truly grown into a mature golfer,” she said. “She has strengthened her technique in minimizing strokes associated with errors and has learned how to use the rules of golf in her favor.”
Kral was the team’s MVP and earned the most dedicated awards in both her junior and senior seasons.
“I believe Taylir will be very successful at the college level. She absolutely loves the game of golf and goes above and beyond to improve every aspect of her game,” Faber said. “Taylir will have the opportunity to learn and incorporate different methods of strategy in her golf game at Cleary University. We wish Taylir the very best and the team will truly miss her next season.”
Kral plans to major in business management.
“Cleary offers small class sizes and I can get a degree in business management,” she said.
Cleary University reintroduced its collegiate athletic program in 2011 when it formed teams for men’s and women’s golf and cross country. Cleary’s athletic program also includes: men’s and women’s soccer, baseball, softball and bowling. Baseball and softball are scheduled to begin in 2015.
Cleary is a member of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA).
Cleary University is an independent, not-for-profit, multi-campus, specialized business university, committed to the betterment of society through the success of its alumni and their employers. Cleary’s mission is to provide a practical, application-based education, which equips students to advance their careers.