LONE GROVE — While National signing day might not be officially until next week, Lone Grove’s Megan Biber decided to get her special moment a little earlier than everyone else.

LONE GROVE — While National signing day might not be officially until next week, Lone Grove’s Megan Biber decided to get her special moment a little earlier than everyone else. 

Friday afternoon in front of her friends, family and classmates, Biber signed her National Letter of Intent to play college golf for York College in York, Nebraska as a member of the Lady Panthers. 

For Biber, the knowledge of being able to play her senior season without worry of whats to come next is a relief.

“I don’t have to worry about it now,” Biber said. “I can actually play my senior year and have fun.”

York College was Biber’s choice because of familiarity. 

York College also tried recruiting her brother his senior year, and after visiting on a recruiting trip she said it felt like home.

York College head coach Matt Fike was a teacher and coach in Oklahoma for 26 years before heading to college. 

The familiarity of the area is what drew him to the Longhorn golf program.

“I’ve known about the the Lone Grove program for quite awhile now, and it is an area with quality players down here,” he said. 

“Recruiting wise it is a great place to be. I traded text messages with Megan, she is a delightful young woman and her game is pretty solid. Everything just clicked, it was a really great first impression.”

Biber will join York, who is in its second year of the women’s golf program. 

With early success in its program, Fike says bringing in players like Biber will continue the growth of the program.

Last season Biber and her Lady Horns teammates left their own mark in Class 3A, earning state runner up honors at the state tournament in Norman. 

Individually, she placed 19th overall in the standings at the state tournament. 

Biber has one more season in her before graduation, and one more chance to shine for hometown team and school. 

As she transitions to the next level, the memories made in Lone Grove will live forever.

“I had an amazing team and high school, and I think what they’ve taught me is that teamwork is what really makes a team,” Biber said. “I have never hit a hole-in-one, but getting to win state runner-up during my junior year has been the best thing to happen to me so far.” 

Lone Grove will begin its 2019 golf season later this year.