Submitted to The Source Newspaper
Mizzou women’s golf head coachStephanie Priesmeyer announced the news of Addie Dobson, a senior at Routt Catholic High School, as well as students from Virginia and California as new additions to the 2022 recruiting class. The three future Tigers look to join Priesmeyer’s youthful, yet experienced squad next fall.
Dobson joins the Tigers after a short, yet very successful prep career. Having picked up a club and played just her very first round in 2018 as a high school freshman, Dobson has showcased impressive success from the start as she advanced to the State Sectional in the first go-around of her career.She carried that momentum into the following year where she became the first female golfer in Routt Catholic High School history to advance and compete in the 2019 IHSA State tournament.
While the COVID-19 pandemic prevented a state tournament from being played in 2020, Dobson returned for her final run in2021 to finish Top-5 in the event, a 66-position jump from just two years prior. Dobson has gone on to tally four Top-20 AJGA finishes as well as four event wins within the last year and a half.
Dobson’s talent doesn’t stop there. In addition to excelling on the golf course, she has also been a standout in basketball, softball and in the classroom whereshe was ranked No. 1 in her class academically.
Coach Priesmeyer says, “What stands out vividly with Addie is that she is a tremendous athlete, and the sky is the limit with what she will be able to do with her golf game here at Mizzou. She is a three-sport athlete who just picked up golf in 2018. She has shown unbelievable growth in such a short time, and we look forward to working with her next fall. Her length off the tee is a clear strength and that is a great asset to have in our league. She is a fierce competitor and I know she can’t wait to be a Tiger.”