The University of Colorado women’s golf coach Anne Kelly has announced the addition of Isabelle Simpson of Brisbane, Australia and more recently London, England, to the roster for the 2019-20 season.
“I got to see her play last summer at a tournament in San Diego,” Kelly said. “When I saw the golf swing, I thought, ‘Wow, that’s a good swing.’ So I watched her for a while and ended up talking to her dad. She is friends with Kirsty (Hodgkins), so she decided to come over to campus and look around; I wasn’t even here for her initial tour, but they really liked what they saw. I’m really excited to see what she can do.”
At St. Margaret’s Anglican Girls’ School, she was a four-year captain on the golf team. During her time there, she saw her stroke average improve steadily, starting with a 79.5 as a freshman, to 73.5 as a senior. She represented the Met North Region in golf for a record eight straight years and captained the Met North Region team during her sophomore, junior and senior years including to a state championships win in her senior year.
She was selected in the Queensland state team that won the national schoolgirls championships in her sophomore and senior years and that was runner-up in her junior season. Simpson captained her state team during her junior and senior years. Simpson was the only St. Margaret’s Anglican Girls’ School athlete to be named Queensland All-Collegiate, which she did twice (sophomore and junior seasons).
Simpson was the youngest ever player to win the Brisbane Cup as well as the Indooroopilly Golf Club Ladies Championships and Brisbane Golf Club Ladies Championships, all in 2017. She has won numerous other titles as an individual and as a member of a team.