Nov. 14, 2012
Columbia, Mo. - Mizzou Women's Golf and head coach Stephanie Priesmeyer announce the signing of Jessica Sarah Meek to the 2013 Tiger squad. Meek will come to Missouri from Carnoustie, Scotland, where she attends Carnoustie High School.
"I connected with Jess as soon as saw her compete this summer in Germany," said Priesmeyer. "I love her personality and her demeanor on the golf course. She is a tremendous ball striker with great length and she has so much international experience with traveling and playing different styles of golf courses. Jess will be a wonderful addition to our team and we are very fortunate she chose Mizzou! Jess holds a course record at Carnoustie Golf Club, and anyone that has ever played Carnoustie can attest that an under par round on that course is some really good golfing!"
Meek has a long and accomplished resume, as she not only competes for her high school, but for her country as well. Throughout the 2012 season, Meek has won several tournaments including both the ACLGA Junior Stroke Play and the ACLGA Junior Match Play final. She placed second at the Socttish Academy Winter series and also at the Scottish girls 54-hole Carnoustie Links Challenge. She was also appointed the girls Scottish schools Captain for the annual match against English schools at Southport.
Meek was selected to represent her country as a member of the Scottish Ladies team this year, and while playing with the team she earned three tournament titles including the Carnoustie Ladies Links Match Play Final, the Angus County Ladies June Meeting and the Northern Ladies Tournament. Meek won the Carnoustie Ladies Links Championship qualifier this year, which enabled her to compete in the Carnoustie Junior/Nicol Cup and finish second. She competed in the Ladies St. Rule Trophy-Lawson Cup Best Under 18 as well, placing second. As a member of the Angus Country Ladies Team, Meek was a top performer at the Scottish County Finals, helping the team to its first tournament victory ever in its 103 years of program history.
Meek was selected to represent Scotland for the Girls European Team Championships, were held in Germany, and was also selected to play for the 2012-13 Scottish National Training squad. She represented Scotland in the Girls Home Internationals in August as well.
Not only does Meek stand out among female golfers, but she excels against the men as well. Meek took home the title at the 2012 Station Masters G C Members Match Play Final, topping Jim Hiney by one stroke. She beat Elliot Davie in the quarterfinals of the tournament to advance to the semifinals where she played against reigning champion Ian Burnett.
Meek has a handicap of 0.8, and is ranked 434th in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, first in the Scottish Girls Order of Merit and sixth in the Scottish ladies Order of Merit. She is ranked 26th among all United Kingdom golfers in the World Amateur Golf Rankings as well.
In any spare time she may have, Meek enjoys playing football and volleyball. She is also a member of the Carnoustie High School volleyball team, competing on the 2011 National Champion team.