Golf adds four for 2015-2016 season
The incoming class of 2015-16 for golf. From left to right: Edvard Granrud, Taylor Adair, Jessica Varner, and Henry Llorence.
Golf adds four for 2015-2016 season
Thursday, July 30, 2015

SHREVEPORT, LA – The Centenary College golf team, under the direction of Emlyn Aubrey, in his eighth year as head coach, announced on Thursday, July 30, the addition of four golfers for the 2015-2016 season.

The Gents welcome Henry Llorence and Edvard Granrud for the upcoming season.

“Henry and Edvard will most likely be coming in to starting positions on our squad, and I am excited to see their immediate impact on our team,” explained Aubrey. “They will join upper classmen who do not have a whole lot of playing experience. We are going to go forward with some hard work and see who can step up with good play. I am looking forward to a fun season.”

The Ladies welcome Taylor Adair and Jessica Varner.

“We lost two starters from last season, so I look for Taylor and Jessica to take over those spots and really help our team become solid contenders,” said Aubrey. “Both are awesome individuals on and off the course, and I am really looking forward to adding them to our great group of women.”

Here is a closer look at the four incoming players:


Taylor Adair

Hallsville, Texas / Hallsville HS


Taylor was a four-time Regional qualifier and qualified for State in 2014 under the guidance of Annette Clark for Hallsville HS. She also earned First Team All-District honors all four seasons as well as Second Team All-Region and Honorable Mention All-State recognition in 2014. Taylor also individually medaled in 13 tournaments in high school, helping the Bobcats to 12 team medals.

Academically, Taylor graduated with honors from Hallsville HS and was on the Superintendent’s Honor Roll. The daughter of Chris and Stacey Adair, Taylor intends to major in pre-veterinary with a minor in business at Centenary.


Jessica Varner

Baton Rouge, La. / St Joseph’s Academy


Jessica captured All-District honors all four season while also making both the 2014 and 2015 Tri-State Team for the Redstickers. The St. Joseph’s Academy women’s golf team, under the direction of head coach Brad Buras, finished State Runner-Up in both Jessica’s sophomore and junior seasons. Other honors for her include being named to the 2014 Louisiana Junior Cup Team and receiving designation as the Redstickers’ MVP in both her junior and senior seasons.

Academically, Jessica earned the LWGA Dick and Linda BaHi Junior Golf scholarship. The daughter of John and Madeline Varner, she has one sibling, Meagan. At Centenary, Jessica intends to major in engineering with a minor in business.


Henry Edward Llorence III

Natchitoches, La. / Natchitoches Central HS


Henry was a four-sport athlete during his time playing with the Chiefs, playing golf, soccer, and baseball and running cross country. At Natchitoches Central HS, he made the State Golf Tournament and was named the Chiefs MVP at second base.

The son of Henry Edward Llorence Jr., he has one sibling, Melody. At Centenary, Henry intends to major in biology.


Edvard Granrud

Auckland, New Zealand / Macleans College


Edvard, who was originally born in Levanger, Norway, was an Auckland Golf Representative on the Under 19 team. He was also a Club Champion for the Howick Golf Club in both match play and stroke play his junior year. He was captain of the Macleans golf team and a member of the Under 19 and Senior Pennant teams.

At Macleans, Edvard was school prefect and an introductory camp councilor. Edvard intends to major in psychology at Centenary with a minor in both history and sociology.


The Centenary men’s golf team kicks off the season Sept. 20-21 at the Paris JC Fall Invitational in Paris, Texas. The women’s golf team will begin the season at the Texas-Tyler Al Jones Memorial tournaments Sept. 27-29 in Tyler, Texas.


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