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Taylor Barrett
Taylor Barrett

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
York, S.C.

High School:
York Comprehensive

  • 2010 SEC Community Service Team
  • 2009 SEC Spring Sports Academic Honor Roll
  • 2009 NGCA All-American Scholar
  • 2008 SEC Spring Sports Academic Honor Roll
  • 2008 NGCA All-American Scholar
  • 2007 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll
  • 2007 NGCA All-American Scholar

Barrett's Career Bests
18-hole score 70
54-hole score 226, 2x
Tournament finish 14th, 2x
Top 10 finishes 0
Top 20 finishes 2

2009-10
Competed in every spring event...Played in NCAA Championship for second time, posting scores of 77-76-76-78=307...Improved by 12 strokes over her 2008 NCAA appearance...Helped lead Gamecocks to program's first NCAA Regional Championship...Best finish in a full-field event came at SEC Championship, where she tied for 44th...Fell one stroke short of her career-best 54-hole total at SEC Championship with 227...Top 18-hole round came in a tri-match with East Carolina and Duke on 4/24 as she shot 74 (+2) at Ironwood Country Club, tying for 8th place; also shot 74 (+3) in SEC Championship second round...Shot 76 in all three rounds of the NCAA East Regional...Named to SEC Community Service Team.

2008-09
One of three Gamecocks to compete in all 10 tournaments during the season...finished with a 78.07 average, her best as a collegian...best tournament finish came at The Derby Invitational in Auburn, Ala., when she tied for 23rd place...Closed strong at the Bryan National Collegiate, shooting a 71 (-1) in the final round to finish tied for 32nd and help the Gamecocks to a sixth-place finish...shot 76-76-74=226 to finish at 10-over and tied for 45th at the Cougar Classic, equaling her career-best 54-hole score...advanced to the second round of match play at the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship; was the medalist in the sectional qualifer in Greenville, N.C...Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll and an NGCA All-American Scholar.

2007-08
Played in nine events, including all three postseason tournaments, and posted a 78.60 average ... made her NCAA debut with a 74 in the first round of the East Regional, finishing 68th ... tied her career best with a 14th-place finish at the SEC Championship, carding a 71 in the final round ... shot 73 in the second round of the Lady Puerto Rico Classic, claiming 41st place ... finished 61st as an individual at the UA-Ann Rhoads Intercollegiate ... made her season debut at the Cougar Classic, opening with matching 77s in the first two rounds ... was a member of the SEC Spring Sports Academic Honor Roll and an NGCA All-American Scholar.

2006-07
Compiled a 78.71 average playing in six events ... posted her best showing at the thunderstorm-shortened Auburn Derby Invitational, finishing 14th with a 79-72=151 (+7) ... carded a second-round 70 at the LSU Cleveland Classic, her best round of the season ... earned a spot on the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll and was an NGCA All-American Scholar.

Prior to South Carolina
Ranked No. 1 in the state of South Carolina ... won the 2005 South Carolina Junior Golf Association's Beth Daniel Award as the top player in the state ... finished first in 14 junior tournaments, highlighted by titles at the 2004 and 2005 South Carolina Class 4A State Championships, the SCJGA All-Stars Championship, The Players Championship, the Twin States Junior Girls Golf Championship, the 2005 Joe Cheves Junior Invitational at Mimosa Hills and the Palmetto Preview High School Girls Golf Tournament in 2004 and 2005 ... played for the York Comprehensive Boys' Golf Team as well ... recognized as the South Carolina Class 3A Player of the Year in 2003 and was the Class 4A State Player of the Year in 2004 and 2005 ... was the valedictorian of her class ... nominated for the Wendy's High School Heisman.

Barrett's Career Stats
Year Tourn. Rds. Strokes Avg. Low 18 Best Finish
2006-07 6 17 1,338 78.71 70 14th
2007-08 8 25 1,965 78.60 71 14th
2008-09 10 30 2,342 78.07 71 23rd
2009-10 9 24 1,854 77.25 74 44th
Career 33 96 7,499 78.11 70 14th

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