FROM SHAUNA-ESTES TAYLOR
“We always talk about how relationships are vital in recruiting,” Taylor said. “It could not be truer than us connecting with Kajal and her family. Kajal has played a lot of junior/amateur golf with Cara Gorlei on our team. Cara spoke very highly of Kajal and from that point we started recruiting her to come to Arkansas. South Africa has been good to Arkansas women’s golf and this is no exception. Kajal will come to the USA with a lot of international competition under her belt. She has represented her country across the world and has won on many different levels. She is eager to arrive in Fayetteville and get started.”
PRIOR TO ARKANSAS
Is the fifth South Africa native to sign with the Razorbacks … Her 2016 victories included the Ekurhuleni Open, Boland Open, Mpumalanga Open and KwaZulu-Natal Junior Championship and she went on to a No. 1 ranking, a spot she held for her junior and senior years … Mistry played on the WGSA Amateur circuit and captured memorable wins at the South African Women’s Amateur Stroke Play in 2017 and the Nomads Rose Bowl in 2018 … First American tournament was at the ANNIKA USA Invitational 2018 where she earned a sixth-place finish … Represented South Africa at the junior and senior levels and was a member of the 2018 South African World Amateur Team in Dublin, Ireland and also competed at the Toyota World Junior Championship in 2017 and 2018 … Won numerous WGSA provincial and national titles and was awarded the WGSA Player of the Year 2016-17.
Mistry is the daughter of Nilesh and Pretiksha Mistry. She has an older brother, Nikhil, and a younger sister, Puja.