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Meredith Swanson
Meredith Swanson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Roanoke, Va.

High School:
Hidden Valley

04/21/2013

Gamecocks Climb to Third-Place Finish at SEC Championship

Dreher, Schmelzel finish in top 10 to lead the way

04/20/2013

Gamecocks Sixth After Two Rounds at SEC Championship

Dreher, Schmelzel, Lee shoot 74s to lead the way Saturday

04/19/2013

Gamecocks Tied for Third After Opening Round at SEC Championship

Dreher leads the way with a 2-over 74

04/18/2013

UPDATED WITH DELAY INFO: Gamecocks Open Play at SEC Championship Friday

Carolina tees off at 1:22 p.m. CDT in Birmingham, Ala.

04/14/2013

Gamecocks Finish 13th at PING ASU Invitational

Schmelzel ties for 27th to lead the way

05/21/2013

NCAA Women's Golf Championship - First Round

The Gamecocks in the first round of the NCAA Women's Golf Championship at the UGA Golf Course in Athens, Ga.

05/09/2013

NCAA West Regional - Round 1

NCAA West Regional - Round 1 - Stanford Golf Course at Stanford, Calif.

05/24/2012

2012 NCAA Championship - Third Round

2012 NCAA Championship - Third Round

05/12/2012

2012 NCAA East Regional - State College, Pa.

2012 NCAA East Regional - State College, Pa.

Swanson's Career Bests
18-hole score 68
54-hole score 214
Tournament finish T-10th
Top 10 finishes 1
Top 20 finishes 4

2012-13
Played in 9 of 11 tournaments, including all three postseason events...Finished the season with a scoring average of 77.38...Left Columbia with a career scoring average of 77.15...Strong play at the SEC Championship resulted in a tie for 37th finish with a total of 235 (+19) that helped lead the Gamecocks to a third-place finish...Had another solid outing at the NCAA West Regional, finishing tied for 18th with rounds of 75-70-73=218 (+5) to help South Carolina clinch its fourth-straight NCAA Championship berth with a fourth-place finish...Wrapped up career with a tie for 97th finish at the NCAA Championship with rounds of 79-74-74-82=309 (+21).

2011-12
Competed in all 11 tournaments...Fourth on the team in scoring with a 76.03 stroke average...Second on the team in rounds of par or better with nine...Opened season in strong fashion, finishing in a tie for 12th at the Cougar Classic with rounds of 77-69-68=214 (-2)...Score of 214 is a career-best 54-hole total...Third-round 68 is also a career best...Recorded first career top-10 finish with a tie for 10th showing at against one of the strongest fields of the season the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic with rounds of 71-69-74=214 (-2)...Tied for 59th at the NCAA Championship with scores of 76-71-75-78=300.

2010-11
Competed in five tournaments, one in the fall and four in the spring... Earned her best collegiate finish with a tie for 17th at the season-opening Cougar Classic, posting rounds of 72-73-75=220... Her opening-round 72 was a collegiate best... Total score of 220 was also her best 54-hole total as a Gamecock... Tied for 25th in a strong performance at the UCF Challenge with rounds of 75-73-75=223... Competed as an individual at the Bryan National Collegiate and Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic.

2009-10
Competed in all four tournaments in the fall and one in the spring...Best finish was a tie for 46th in the season-opening NGCA Match Play Qualifier... Won her first match against Virginia's Nicole Agnello, 5 and 3...Best round was a 73 in the first round of the Lady Tar Heel Invitational; she tied for 53rd.

Prior to South Carolina
Graduated from Hidden Valley High School in 2009, where she lettered all four years...Was the only player in school history to qualify for the VHSL Boys' State Championship (2007, 2008)...Four-time all-district and all-region selection...Two-time first-team all-state...Team captain in 2007 and 2008...All honors in the boys' division as school did not sponsor a girls' team...Three-time winner of Roanoke Valley Hall of Fame Women's Championship; youngest winner ever at age 13...Holds women's course record at Roanoke Country Club with a 66 at the age of 15...Was No. 2-ranked junior golfer in Virginia...Won the AJGA Stars of Texas Junior in 2008; set AJGA record in winning by 14 strokes...Earned sponsor's exemption into LPGA Michelob Ultra Classic in Williamsburg, Va., in spring of 2009...Ranked 93rd overall junior by Golfweek...Named one of Golfweek's "Top 25 Upcoming College Freshmen" for the 2009-10 recruiting class.

Personal
Full name is Meredith J. Swanson...Born January 17, 1991...Parents are Stuart and Leslie Swanson...Major is business/finance.

Swanson's Career Stats
Year Tourn. Rds. Strokes Avg. Low 18 Best Finish
2009-10 5 12 942 78.50 73 T-46th
2010-11 5 15 1,172 78.13 72 T-17th
2011-12 11 33 2,509 76.03 68 T-10th
2012-13 9 26 2,012 77.38 70 T-18th
Career 30 86 6,635 77.15 68 T-10th

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