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Roering hired at Geneva

Local golf fans will remember Emily Roering from her time helping Minnewaska win state golf titles, but now that she has graduated from college she is taking on a new role in the game.

Roering was hired as an assistant golf professional this season at Geneva Golf Club. After graduating from Colorado State University in May, she is excited to return home and stay in the area to work in the golf field.

“I love it,” said Roering, who has worked as the assistant pro for the past three weeks. “I love the Alexandria/Glenwood area. I still live back in Glenwood, but it’s nice to see some familiar faces and work up here.”

While advertising the open assistant position this spring, head Geneva golf pro Grant Hanson said he reached out to her knowing she would soon graduate from CSU.

“I knew she was graduating and getting kind of interested in the business, so I just reached out to her that way and said I would love to have her apply,” Hanson said.

Roering, a Glenwood native, won one individual state title and helped Minnewaska to four during her time in high school. Now that she is done with college, Roering wants to continue working in the game she has played for years.

“I’d love to stay somewhere in the golf field,” Roering said. “I’m looking to manage a golf course, that kind of thing, or do some maybe college coaching, high school coaching.”

After she is done working the 2014 golf season at Geneva, Roering plans to head down to Arizona this winter and is almost certain she will play some professional events on the Cactus Tour. This Arizona women’s professional golf tour is one that plenty of other college golfers she knows have played.

“It’s one of those things I can decide when I get down there what I want to do,” Roering said. “I’m almost positive that I’ll play at least a couple of those events this winter.”

Roering also has plans to play the Minnesota State Open Championship this summer. Hanson, who used to be an assistant at the Alexandria Golf Club before moving on as a head pro at Geneva, said he also used to go down to Arizona to continue his work with golf during the winter.

“Assistants usually kind of bounce around, especially in the Midwest, it’s a little different,” Hanson said. “A lot of them go down south to Arizona, and that’s what I did when I was an assistant as well. Then you come back in the summer.”

Roering said she has been working on her golf game whenever possible while she is not working at Geneva.

During her time on the CSU women’s golf team, Roering was an Academic All-American and the Most Valuable Player of the CSU program for the past two years. Hanson expects this success at college to continue in her position with the Geneva Golf Club. Roering’s basic duties at Geneva are to work with day-to-day operations, oversee the club’s golf leagues and organize events and charity outings.

“It’s nice when the best candidate is a local person. It’s kind of a bonus just because she knows the area, knows the people, probably happy here,” Hanson said. “Also, she’s been so successful both in golf and academically. Basically, she’s been successful in everything she’s done.”

Blaze Fugina

Blaze Fugina is the sports editor of the Woodbury and South Washington County Bulletin newspapers. Previously, Blaze worked as a sports editor for the Pierce County Herald and a sports reporter for the Alexandria Echo Press. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in May of 2011. You can follow Blaze on Twitter at @BlazeFugina.

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