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2007 Women's Golf Roster

Whitney Myers

CLASS
Sr.
Hometown
East Berlin, Pa. (Pendleton
School
IMG Academy)
Brittany Straza

COLLEGIATE BESTS

Low Round: 67 (Wildcat Fall Invitational, 2007)

Low Tournament: 216 (3x, 2007 Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Classic, 2006 Lady Puerto Rico, 2007 SEC Championship)

Best Finish: 2nd (2005 SEC Championships and 2006 Lady Puerto Rico)

 

AS A SENIOR (2007-08): Carded 20 birdies in her first six rounds of play…Tied for 13th at the Ann Rhoads Intercollegiate, firing a 73 in her first round…Notched another top-10 finish to help the Lady Gators take home top honors at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Classic, tying her career-best tournament score with a 216…Tied the school’s lowest round and set a personal-best mark with a 5-under par 67 at the Wildcat Fall Invitational on her way to fifth-place honors…Registered a 70 in the first round at the Mason Rudolph Women’s Championship and placed in a tie for 31st.

 

AS A JUNIOR (2006-07): Turned in a career-best 75.9 stroke average on the season, good for second on the team…Tied for 66th at the NCAA West Regional with a total of 237 (86-76-77, +24)…Shot an even-par 216 (75-71-70) at the SEC Championship, matching her career-best tournament score en route to a fourth-place finish…The effort was her second career top-five at the conference tournament…She was one of just four players to shoot par or better at the event…Posted a season-best finish at the Bryan National Collegiate, tying for ninth with a seven-over 223 (75-70-78)…Her second-round 70 also marked a season 18-hole best…Tied for 69th at the Liz Murphey Collegiate with a total of 238 (77-82-79, +25)…Narrowly missed a top-10 finish at the Lady Gator with a 12-over score of 222 (73-75-74), which tied her for 11th … Dropped her opening round score of 81 by eight strokes and shot a 73 in round two and a 75 in the finale of the UCF Challenge to finish tied for 29th with a 229 (81-73-75) … Carded a three-round, 14-over 227 (74-75-78) at the Northrop Grumman to finish tied for 23rd…She was placed in the rotation after the first round of the Hooters Match Play Collegiate Championship and performed well, posting a 2-1 record…Continued her consistent performance with a 155 (78-77) in the Auburn Derby…Turned in a solid performance at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Classic with a 77-77-74=228 that was good for a 30th-place tie…Posted a final-round one under-par 71 to finish the Daytona Beach Fall Preview tied for 36th place. 

 

AS A SOPHOMORE (2005-06): Held the fourth-best stroke average on the team with a 76.0…Was one of three Lady Gators to post an even or under par tournament score in 2005-06…Also recorded three even or under par rounds during the course of the season…Played in 12 of 13 events during the season…Led off Florida’s rotation at the NCAA Championships, Lady Gator Invitational and the Lady Puerto Rico…Carded a 76 and a 75, respectively, during the third and fourth rounds of the NCAA Championships, en route to a 316 (82-83-76-75) to finish T-105th…Collected Florida’s top individual finish with a tie for 13th place at the NCAA Central Regional…Posted a top-20 finish at the SEC Championships…Shot a second-round score of 70 at the SEC Championships to finish with a 224 (77-70-77) and tied for 18th … Tied for ninth at the Lady Gator Invitational with a 223 (72-74-77)…Set a career-low tournament score at the Lady Puerto Rico with a 216 (73-69-74)…Also matched her career-low with a 69 during the second round of the Lady Puerto Rico and her career-low tournament score of 218…Completed the Regional Challenge as Florida’s top finisher, with a score of 227 (74-78-75) to tie for 16th…Placed 14th at the Chrysler Challenge with a 228 (77-76-75).

 

AS A FRESHMAN (2004-05): Tied for the fourth-best stroke average on the team (76.1)…Registered two top-10 performances and four top-25 finishes…Tallied four rounds of even-par or under during the season … Fired rounds of 79-80-75-77 for a 311 total at the NCAA Championships…Carded a 228 (75-78-75) and finished in a tie for 47th at the NCAA East Regional Championships…Recorded a phenomenal three-round effort at the SEC Championships (72-74-74—228), for a second-place individual finish, the best of her career…Finished just six strokes off the 2005 SEC Championship Individual title…Tied for 16th at the Bryan Invitational after a 228 (75-74-79) effort…Posted a 226 (72-75-79), which included an even-par first round to finish in a tie for 43rd at the Lady Paladin Invitational…Tallied under-par rounds in the second and third rounds of the Mason Rudolph Invitational en route to a 222 (80-71-71) and tie for 20th-place…Fired a 70 in the second and third rounds of the Topy Cup, to finish with a 218 (78-70-70) and sixth-place, and also set a career mark for an 18-hole round.

 

PRIOR TO FLORIDA: Won the 2002 AJGA PING Junior tournament with rounds of 71, 76 and 73…Won the Junior Champions Tour Legends Tournament with scores of 75 and 68…Recorded 11 top-ten finishes in 2002…Had four top-ten finishes in 2003…AJGA Polo Junior All-American as well as a member of the USA Junior Solheim Cup and the AJGA Canon Cup teams…Previously ranked 30th in the Golfweek/Titleist Performance Index and 49th in the National Junior Golf Scoreboard rankings.

 

PERSONAL: Born Whitney Nicole Myers on May 28, 1985…Daughter of Richard and Joyce Myers…Has one younger sister, Hilary…Enjoys swimming and shopping in New York…Has career ambitions of designing women’s golf apparel and playing on the LPGA.

 

 

CAREER RESULTS

2007-08 (Senior Season)

Date                 Tournament                                                    Finish  Score

9/14-16             Mason Rudolph (Nashville, TN)                             T31st    70-76-76-222 (+6)

9/29-10/1          Wildcat Fall Invitational (Lexington, KY)                5th        70-67-80-217 (+1)        

10/12-14           Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Classic (Knoxville, TN)  T10th    73-70-73-216 (+3)

10/26-28           Ann Rhoads (Tuscaloosa, AL)                              T13th    73-77-74-224 (+11)

Rounds: 12      Strokes: 879      Average: 73.2

 

2006-07 (Junior Season)

Date                 Tournament                                                    Finish  Score

9/22-24             Daytona Beach Fall Preview (Daytona Beach, FL)  T36th    77-77-71-225 (+9)

10/13-15           Mercedes-Benz Classic (Knoxville, TN)                 T30th    77-77-74-228 (+15)

10/27-29           Auburn Derby (Auburn, AL)                                 T34th    78-77-155 (+11)

2/12-14             Northrop Grumman (Palos Verdes, CA)                T23rd    74-75-78-227 (+14)

3/5-6                UCF Challenge (Orlando, FL)                               T29th    81-73-75-229 (+13)

3/10-11             Lady Gator Invitational (Orlando, FL)                    T11th    73-75-74-222 (+12)

3/23-25             Liz Murphey Collegiate (Athens, GA)                    69th      77-82-79-238 (+25)

4/6-8                Bryan National Collegiate (Browns Summit, NC)    T9th      75-70-78-223 (+7)

4/20-22             SEC Championship (West Point, MS)                    4th        75-71-70-216 (E)

5/10-12             NCAA West Regional (St. George, UT)                  T66th    86-76-77-237 (+24)

Rounds: 29      Strokes: 2,200      Average: 75.9

 

2005-06 (Sophomore Season)

Date                 Tournament                                                    Finish  Score

9/23-25             Mason Rudolph (Franklin, TN)                              T51st    73-79-81-233 (+17)

10/1-2               Lady Wildcat (Lexington, KY)                               T40th    77-81-75-233 (+17)

10/28-30           Chrysler Challenge (Sandestin, FL)                      14th      77-76-75-228 (+15)

11/4-6               Auburn Derby (Auburn, AL)                                 T42nd   74-75-81-230 (+14)

2/13-15             Regional Challenge (Palos Verdes, CA)                T16th    74-78-75-227 (+14)

2/24-26             Lady Puerto Rico Classic (San Juan, PR)               2nd       73-69-74-216 (E)

3/11-12             Lady Gator Invitational (Gainesville, FL)               T9th      72-74-77-223 (+13)

3/31-4/2            Bryan National (Browns Summitt, NC)                 T41st    72-78-80-230 (+14)

4/14-16             SEC Championships (Knoxville, TN)                     T18th    77-70-77-224 (+8)

5/11-13             NCAA Central Regional (Bryan, TX)                     T13th    73-77-75-225 (+9)

5/23-26             NCAA Championships (Columbus, OH)                 T105th  82-83-76-75-316 (+28)

Rounds: 34      Strokes: 2,585      Average: 76.0

 

2004-05 (Freshman Season)

Date                 Tournament                                                    Finish Score

9/7-9                Topy Cup (Japan)                                               6th        78-70-70-218 (+2)

10/1-3               Mason Rudolph (Franklin, TN)                              T20th    80-71-71-222 (+6)

10/22-24           Lady Paladin (Greenville, SC)                              T43rd    72-75-79-226 (+10)

10/29-31           Chrysler ACC/SEC (Sandestin, FL)                       50th      75-80-76-231 (+18)

2/7-9                N. Grumman (Palos Verdes, CA)                          T72nd   84-79-85-248 (+14)

3/4-6                Lady Gator Invitational (Gainesville, FL)*              T43rd    72-82-81-235 (+25)

4/1-3                Bryan National (Greensboro, NC)                         T16th    75-74-79-228 (+12)

4/15-17             SEC Championship (Tunica, MS)                          2nd       72-74-74-220 (+4)

5/5-7                NCAA East Regional (Gainesville, FL)                    T47th    75-78-75-228 (+18)

5/17-20             NCAA Championship (Sunriver, OR)                     T103rd  79-80-75-77-311 (+27)

Rounds: 31       Strokes: 2,367 Average: 76.4

* Tournament competed as individual

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