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BYU Women’s Head Coach Carrie Roberts, the West Coast Conference Coach of the Year for three of the last four seasons, knows a thing or two about woman’s golf in Utah. As the daughter of former 3-time PGA Tour Champions winner Bruce Summerhays, who was the head professional at Wasatch Mountain State Park and Homestead Resort courses during her high school years, the game of golf is part of her DNA.
Roberts played high school golf with the boys her senior year at Wasatch High in Heber, Utah, in addition to playing soccer and was the 1996 state MVP in basketball. Roberts won the Utah Women’s State Amateur multiple times and played for the BYU Women’s Golf program where she racked up six-individual wins, was a four-time, first-team All-Conference player, an honorable mention All-American, back-to-back Mountain West Conference Golfer of the Year awards and was named to the 2009 MWC All-Decade team.
Following a two-year stint on the LPGA Tour, Roberts returned to collegiate golf as the head coach for BYU Women’s Golf where her teams have annually won team titles and have collected three conference championship trophies.
Through her career Roberts has seen the turning of the tide for girls golf in the Beehive State, where the high school girls golf program is now a league of their own and has grown to nearly 2,000 golfers in 2019. HER Fairways magazine reached out to Coach Roberts to get her take on the current lay of the land of girls golf in Utah.