South Carolina ranks second among SEC on this list
Carolina has most on the list among SEC schools
Play begins Friday at the Blessings Golf Course in Fayetteville, Ark.
Burnett ties for fifth after posting 1-under 71
Strang shoots even-par 72 to climb to seventh
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Competed in seven of 11 tournaments...Produced a scoring average of 77.60...Fired a final-round 67 at the Cougar Classic, which tied career low and is tied for the second lowest round for a sophomore in school history...Cougar Classic total of 221 is also a career best...Posted a season-best tie for 39th finish at the Landfall Tradition.
Played in all 11 tournaments for South Carolina as a freshman...Best finish for the year came with a tie for 24th at SEC Championship...Equaled her best round of the year with an even-par 72 in the final round of the SEC Championship, helping the Gamecocks to a fifth-place finish...Most consistent tournament performance came at the Tar Heel Invitational, where a 72-75-74=221 (+5) gave her a tie for 42nd place and her best 54-hole score of the year... Had a strong performance at her first NCAA West Regional with a 76-78-76=230 to finish T-49th... Was the third of three freshmen to lead the Gamecocks at the regional... Competed at NCAA Championship, tying for 115th with scores of 84-79-79-80=322...Medalist at U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links qualfiier...Named to SEC Community Service Team.
Prior to South Carolina
Was the 2009 South Carolina Junior Champion...Competed for the First Baptist Church School's boys' golf team...Was named team MVP, SCISA all-region and the region player of the year...Won the Jimmy Self Invitational championship, breaking the tournament record by seven strokes...Upstate Junior Champion...Beth Daniel Junior Azalea Champion... Was a member of the victorious South Carolina team that defeated Georgia in the Georgia/South Carolina Junior Challenge Match...played basketball and volleyball for the Hurricanes...Was named the MVP of the volleyball team as a freshman and a sophomore...Helped the basketball team to the regional championship...Was the student body president...Member of National Honor Society.
Born Jan. 3, 1992, in Bethlehem, Pa....Parents are Kevin and Kay Higgins...Father is head football coach at The Citadel...Has a brother, Tim, and a sister, Meaghan...Her brother, Tim, played football at the University of Florida...Plans to major in business...Career goal is to play on the LPGA Tour...Chose South Carolina because she was impressed with Coach Anderson and wanted to play golf at the highest level possible while still staying fairly close to home.
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