Nike adds Blumenherst to tour staff
Monday, June 15, 2009
Nike Golf has added Amanda Blumenherst, a three-time national collegiate player of the year and winner of the 2008 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship, to its tour staff.
She signed a multi-year agreement and will represent Nike Golf in clubs, balls, apparel, footwear, glove, bag, headwear and accessories.
Blumenherst made her Nike and professional debut at the Michelob Ultra Duramed Futures Players Championship.
Blumenherst, who is from Scottsdale, Arizona, was named National Player of the Year in her first three years at Duke University while leading the women’s team to two NCAA Championships in 2006 and 2007. Recently, she received the Dinah Shore Trophy by the LPGA foundation for the second consecutive year. The Dinah Shore award is presented to the female collegiate golfer who excels in academics and athletics. Blumenherst graduated magna cum laude from Duke.
As an amateur, Blumenherst competed in five LPGA events during the past three years, including the U.S. Women’s Open in 2006 and 2007. She finished tied for 10th and 50th, respectively.