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Brittany Straza

  • Senior
  • Fort Myers, Fla.
  • Lehigh High School
  • Three-Time SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • Three-Time Second Team All-SEC

COLLEGIATE QUICK FACTS
Rounds: 118
Strokes: 8,935
Average: 75.72
Low Round: 69 (2002 TRW Regional Challenge and 2002 Liz Murphey Collegiate)
Low Tournament: 216 (2000 Lady Paladin Invitational)
Best Finish: 1st (1999 Lady Buckeye Fall Invitational)

AS A SENIOR (2002-03) - Second-team All-SEC selection...Earned Academic All-SEC honors for the second straight season...Her 75.88 stroke average ranked second on the team...Finished tied for 24th at the NCAA Championships, carding a 16-over-par 304 (80-78-74-72)...Did not compete at the NCAA Central Regional due to a back injury...At the SEC Championships, she finished tied for 20th place after carding a three-round 233 (77-75-81)...Tied for 12th place at the Liz Murphey Collegiate classic with a team-low 222 (76-70-76)...Finished third place in a match vs. Purdue, carding a two-round 149 (73-76)...Tied with teammate Amanda Dick for fourth place at the SunTrust Invitational to help the Lady Gators to their first win of the season as she carded a season-low 218 (73-75-70)...Shot a first round 75 at the Northrup Grumman Regional, but had to withdraw due to illness...After shooting a first round 82, she came back to shoot 73 in the next two rounds to finish tied for 34th place at the Auburn Derby with a score of 228...Tied for 21st place at the Mercedes Benz Championships, carding a 231 (79-78-74)...

AS A JUNIOR (2001-2002) - Shot a four-round 297 (77-74-76-70) at the NCAA Championships to tie for 41st...Recorded a 222 (72-74-76) at the NCAA East Regional to finish tied for 27th...Turned in a 225 (76-74-75) to finish tied for 22nd at the SEC Championships...Named Second Team All-SEC...Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll...Finished tied for 16th at the Florida Women's Collegiate with a 233 (75-76-82)... Carded a 219 (74-76-69) at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic to finish fourth...Tied for second place at the 2002 SunTrust Lady Gator Invitational, carding a 221 (73-71-77)...Finished 17th at the TRW Regional Challenge, shooting a 79-69-76--224 at the three-day tournament...Carded a 229 (77-75-77) to finish tied for 19th at the Lady Paladin Invitational...Totaled a 231 (77-75-79) at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship to finish 28th...Tied for 18th at the 2001 Dodge ACC/SEC Shootout, shooting a three-round 229 (78-79-72) ... Finished tied for 14th at the 2001 Mason Rudolph Championships.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2000-2001) - Finished the season ranked 48th by the MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings and 52nd by Golfweek/Sagarin Women's College Golf Individual Player Ratings...Led the team with a 75.82 stroke average...Shot 75 (+3) and 79 (+7) in the first two rounds of the NCAA Central Regional before withdrawing due to an injury...Tied for 10th at 2001 SEC Championships with a three-day total of 220 (70-74-76)...Tied for 10th at the Florida Women's Collegiate Tournament with a score of 225 (73-74-78)...Shot a three round total of 228 (73-75-80) to tie for 14th at the Lady Gamecock Classic...Tied for 48th in the Lady Gator Invitational with a three-day total of 233 (79-76-78)...Led the team, tying for 58th overall at the TRW Regional Challenge with a tournament total of 237 (80-76-81)...Had the team's best performance at the Lady Paladin Invitational, firing rounds of 72, 71 and 73 for a three-day total of 216 and a third place finish...Led the team at the Franklin Street Trust/Tar Heel Invitational, with a three-day score of 225, for a sixth place tie...Tied for 25th at the Dodge ACC/SEC Invitational Shootout with scores of 79-78-79--236...Led the team and finished tied for ninth with a 149 (72-77) at the NCAA Fall Preview...Member of the All-SEC Academic team and honorable mention SEC team.

SUMMER 2000 - Placed second at the U.S. Women's Amateur Qualifier with a score of 74...At U.S. Women's Amateur, shot a 78, followed by a 77, missing the cut by one stroke.

AS A FRESHMAN (1999-2000) - Second Team All-Southeastern Conference...Led the team and was tied for third in the SEC in top 10 finishes (6)...Second on team in stroke average (76.16) and 10th in the SEC...Tied for the team lead in top five finishes (4)...Third on team in top 20 finishes (7)...Tied for second on team in even or under-par rounds (3)...One of only two Lady Gators to have every round count toward team scoring (31 of 31)...One of two Lady Gators to win a tournament...Finished season ranked 51st by both the MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings and Golfweek/Sagarin Women's College Golf Individual Player Ratings...Became the first Lady Gator since 1996 to capture medalist honors after winning the Lady Buckeye Fall Invitational with three-round score of 224...Posted a career low 70 in the first round...Tied for 54th place at NCAA Championships with four-round total of 306, carding a 74 in the first round...Tied for 17th place at NCAA East Regionals with three-round score of 225, pacing the team...Tied for second place at SEC Championships with score of 226, after leading by one stroke going into the final round... Shot the low-round of the tournament (70 in the middle round)...Tied for eighth place at Ryder Florida Women's Intercollegiate Championship with three-round score of 232...Shot a career-best 221 and tied for third place at SunTrust Lady Gator Invitational...Tied for third at UCF Invitational with 77-74-151... Withdrew from the second round at Lady Paladin Invitational with back problems...Finished in ninth place at Lady Razorback Invitational, her first collegiate tournament with a two-round total of 153.

SUMMER 1999 - Semifinalist at U.S. Women's Public Links...Finished third at the Izzo Junior Championship in Swainton, N.J. with a 79-79-81-239...Finished fifth at Ashworth Junior Classic with a three day score of 72-75-75-222...Teamed with fellow Gator Jeanne Cho on the East team at the Cannon Cup in Hilton Head, S.C.

PRIOR TO FLORIDA - Won three AGJA titles in 1998 including Aspen (Colo.) Junior Classic, where she posted a three day total of 227...Also captured the Kraft Midwestern Junior Championship in Flossmoor, Ill., and the J&H Marsh McLennan Apawamis Junior Championship in Rye, N.Y....Runner-up at the 1998 Girls' Junior Championship in Ardmore, Pa....Captured the Pizza Hut Southern Junior Championship in 1997...At Lehigh, shot a course-record 69 in the District 4A-12 Golf Championships to advance to State final...Placed sixth at state competition...Named 1998 Ft. Myers News-Press Girls' Golfer of the Year...Went undefeated in high school career...Holds high school course record of 67...Rotary Athlete of the Year.

PERSONAL - Born January 29, 1981...Graduated from Lehigh High School in 1999...Pursuing a degree in Public Relations.


CAREER RESULTS
2002-2003 (Senior Season)
Date Tournament Finish Score
9/15-17 Women's NCAA Fall Preview (West Lafayette, Ind.) T62nd 76-79-82--237 (+21)
10/18-20 Mercedes-Benz Women's Championship (Knoxville, Tenn.) T21st 79-78-74--231 (+15)
11/1-3 Auburn Derby (Auburn, Ala.) T34th 82-73-73--228 (+12)
2/10-12 NG Regional Challenge (Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.) Withdrew 75-Withdrew
3/9-11 SunTrust Lady Gator Invitational (Gainesville, Fla.) T4th 73-75-70--218 (+8)
3/23 Match vs. Purdue at Palencia Golf Course 3rd 73-76--149 (+5)
4/4-6 Liz Murphy Collegiate Classic (Athens, Ga.) T12th 76-70-76--222 (+6)
4/18-20 2003 SEC Championships (Lexington, Ky.) T20th 77-75-81--233 (+17)
5/20-23 2003 NCAA Championships (West Lafayette, Ind.) T24th 80-78-74-72-304 (+13)
2001-2002 (Junior Season)
Date Tournament Finish Score
9/17-18 Mason Rudolph Championships (Nashville, TN) T14th 75-74-75--224 (+8)
9/28-30 Dodge ACC/SEC Shootout (Sandestin, FL) T18th 78-79-72--229 (+16)
10/12-14 Mercedes-Benz Collegiate (Knoxville, TN) 28th 77-75-79--231 (+15)
10/26-28 Lady Paladin Invitational (Greenville, SC) T19th 77-75-77--229 (+13)
2/11-13 TRW Regional Challenge (Palos Verdes Estates, CA) 17th 79-69-76--224 (+11)
2/22-24 SunTrust Lady Gator Invitational (Gainesville, FL) T2nd 73-71-77--221 (+11)
3/22-24 Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic (Athens, GA) 4th 74-76-69--219 (+3)
4/5-7 Florida Women's Collegiate (Miami Lakes, FL) T16th 75-76-82--233 (+17)
4/19-21 SEC Championships (Athens, GA) T22nd 76-74-75--225 (+9)
5/9-11 NCAA East Regionals (Baton Rouge, LA) T27th 72-74-76--222 (+6)
5/21-24 NCAA Championships (Auburn, WA) T41st 77-74-76-70--297 (+9)
2000-2001 (Sophomore Season)
Date Tournament (Site) Finish Score
9/15-17 NCAA Fall Preview (Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.) T9th 72-77--149 (+3)
9/30-10/1 Dodge ACC/SEC Invitational (Destin, Fla.) T25th 79-78-79--236 (+23)
10/6-8 Franklin Street/Tar Heel Invitational (Chapel Hill, NC) T6th 74-73-78--225 (+9)
10/20-22 Lady Paladin Invitational (Greenville, S.C.) 3rd 72-71-73--216 (E)
2/12-14 TRW Regional Challenge (Palos Verdes Estate, Calif.) T58th 80-76-81--237 (+24)
2/23-25 SunTrust Lady Gator Invitational (Gainesville, Fla.) T48th 79-76-78--233 (+17)
3/16-18 Lady Gamecock Classic (Blythewood, S.C.) 14th 73-75-80--228 (+12)
3/30-4/1 Florida Women's Collegiate (Miami Lakes, Fla.) T10th 73-74-78--225 (+9)
4/20-22 SEC Championship (Gainesville, Fla.) T10th 70-74-76--220 (+4)
5/10-12 NCAA Central Regional (West Lafayette, Ind.) WD 75-79-WD
1999-2000 (Freshman Season)
Date Tournament (Site) Finish Score
9/20-21 Lady Razorback Invitational (Rogers, Ark.) T9th 77-76--153 (+9)
10/2-3 Lady Buckeye Fall Invite. (Columbus, Ohio) 1st 70-75-79--224 (+8)
10/29-31 Lady Paladin Invitational (Greenville, S.C.)   78-WD-79
11/8-9 Edwin Watt's/Palmetto (Kiawah Island, S.C.) T36th 76-81-76--233 (+17)
2/14-15 UCF Invitational (Orlando, Fla.) T4th 77-75--151 (+7)
2/25-27 SunTrust Lady Gator Inviational (Gainesville, Fla.) T3rd 73-76-72--221 (+5)
3/17-19 Lady Gamecock Classic (Blythewood, S.C.) T25th 82-78-77--237 (+21)
3/31-4/2 Ryder/Florida Women's Collegiate (Miami Lakes, Fla.) T8th 77-78-77--232 (+16)
4/21-23 Sec Championships (Rogers, Ark.) T2nd 76-70-80--226 (+10)
5/11-13 NCAA East Regional (Columbus, OH) T17th 74-74-77--225 (+9)
5/24-27 NCAA Championships (Sunriver, OR) T54th 74-80-76-76--306 (+18)
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