HOWIE-IN-THE-HILLS, FL | After receiving an invitation from the host venue, Mission Inn Resort and Club, Rachel Kuehn (Asheville, North Carolina) has the opportunity this to compete in her first professional tournament. With Kuehn’s freshman year cut short due to COVID-19 and sophomore season on hold until the Spring, she is grateful to have the chance to play tournament golf.
“I'm really excited because obviously it's a great opportunity to be able to just play during this time,” said Kuehn. “On top of that, to have the chance to kind of compare my game and see where I'm at on like the bigger stages. It’s cool and I'm really excited to see how I can stack up a little bit.”
Kuehn attends Wake Forest University where her mother, Brenda, was an All-American Demon Deacon on the golf team and her father, Eric, competed on the baseball team. Despite the interruption in her first season, she still claimed her first collegiate win at the ANNIKA Intercollegiate and was selected to the Arnold Palmer Cup U.S. team.
“I was looking at schools and I said, you know like mom dad, no offense, but I'm never going to Wake Forest. It’s your school. I want to make my own school and they were so supportive of that. I stepped on campus and absolutely fell in love with it love the team the coach of the facility,” said Kuehn. “It's been everything that I wanted but it definitely has been cool, I like to brag on my mom to all my friends and see on in the school’s Hall of Fame.”
Prior to collegiate career, Kuehn competed extensively in North Carolina and with the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA). In 2018, she claimed the champion title at the North Carolina Women’s Amateur. From 2017-2019 she competed each year in the AJGA Rolex Girls Championship, Polo Junior Golf Classic and Rolex Tournament of Champions.