Caithness leaves No. 4 Georgia


Georgia sophomore Krystle Caithness has withdrawn from school to return home to St. Andrews, Scotland, head coach Kelley Hester announced Friday.

The Bulldogs were No. 4 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings.

“Krystle has been a valuable member of our team and we will certainly miss her,” Hester said. “We wish her the best as she returns home to pursue a professional golf career.”

Caithness attributed her departure to homesickness and intends to attend Ladies European Tour Q-School in January.

“I really do miss home at this time and don’t feel like I can carry on in any way that will help my team to move forward,” Caithness said. “I will miss everyone. I was extremely grateful for the opportunity I received here at Georgia. At this time I have to do what’s best for me.”

Caithness earned honorable mention All-American and second-team All-SEC recognition last year while helping Georgia tie for 10th at the NCAA Women’s Division I Championship. In two events this fall, she tied for fourth at the Duramed Fall Preview and tied for 21st at the Cougar Classic.

She was also a member of the Great Britain & Ireland Curtis Cup team. Caithness was No. 23 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings.

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