Jayla Rogers of Wilmington, N.C. this week became the third female golfer in the history of The First Tee of Coastal Carolinas to sign a National Letter of Intent to play collegiate golf, committing to continue her academic and athletic pursuits at North Carolina A&T State University.
Jayla will join past First Tee participants Ashley Sloup (Winthrop University Class of 2018) and Cameryn Smith (Queens University Class of 2019) in continuing their golf careers at the collegiate level. Jayla will enroll in North Carolina A&T’s Class of 2023 and join their women’s golf team in the fall of 2019.
A senior at E.A. Laney High School in Wilmington, Jayla enters her final year of high school competition as a three-time Mideastern 3A/4A Conference Player of the Year. Her seven years of participation with The First Tee have been invaluable in helping Jayla achieve success, as she has completed all four levels of proficiency (Par, Birdie, Eagle, Ace) in her time with The First Tee of Brunswick County and The First Tee of Coastal Carolinas.
Jayla’s First Tee achievements were honored with her selection to play at Pebble Beach in last year’s Pure Insurance Champions Tour event with Davis Love lll, joining Ace participant Spencer Faircloth in representing our First Tee chapter among 81 additional First Tee players nationwide at this prestigious event.
Congratulations, Jayla. We’re so proud of your achievements, and excited to see what your bright future has in store for you!