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Laura Raffo
Laura Raffo

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Rio Cuarto, Argentina

High School:
Merced School

  • 2008 SEC Spring Sports Academic Honor Roll
  • 2007 SEC Spring Sports Academic Honor Roll
  • 2007 NGCA All-America Scholar
  • 2006 SEC Spring Sports Academic Honor Roll
  • 2006 NGCA All-America Scholar
  • 2005 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll

Raffo's Career Bests
18-hole score 72 (2x)
54-hole score 226
Tournament finish 28th
Top 10 finishes 0
Top 20 finishes 0
2007-08
Played in four events with a 78.62 average over eight rounds ... finished a career-best 21st at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic, shooting 72 in the first round and 73 in the final ... took over the No. 5 position in the second round of the NGCA Match Play Championship, falling to New Mexico's Jodi Ewart 3 & 2 ... Opened the Lady Tar Heel Invitational with a season-best 78 ... was a member of the SEC Spring Sports Academic Honor Roll.

2006-07
Compiled an 80.45 average in four tournaments ... Finished a season-best 39th at the thunderstorm-shortened Auburn Derby Invitational ... Shot a career-best 72 in the final round of the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational ... Member of the SEC Spring Sports Academic Honor Roll and an NGCA All-American Scholar.

2005-06
Posted a 78.04 average over 24 rounds ... Recorded a career-best 226, including a first-round 73 to tie her career low, at the NCAA East Regional to finish tied for 54th ... Tied for 38th at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic with a total of 231, the second-lowest 54-hole score of her career, which she went on to match at the Bryan National Collegiate, finishing in a tie for 44th at the event ... Member of the SEC Spring Sports Academic Honor Roll and an NGCA All-American Scholar.

2004-05
Played in two tournaments with an 80.17 average ... Made her college debut at the NCAA Fall Preview ... Earned a spot on the President's List (4.0 grade-point average) in the spring semester and a spot on the Dean's List in the fall semester ... Member of the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.

Prior to South Carolina
Won four national tournaments as an 18-and-under player in her home country of Argentina after only three years of competing nationally ... Also captured two titles belonging to the National Amateur Ranking ... Placed first in national tournaments held in San Juan, Lobos, Mar Del Plata, Vernado Puerto, and Buenos Aires ... Shot nine-under par in the second round of the Gold Cup to win her second-straight national amateur ranking championship in 2004 ... Finished second at the South American Amateur Championship in 2004 when representing the Argentine Golf Association.

Raffo's Career Stats
Year Tourn. Rds. Strokes Avg. Low 18 Best Finish
2004-05 2 6 481 80.17 77 43rd
2005-06 8 24 1,873 78.04 73 28th
2006-07 4 11 885 80.45 72 39th
2007-08 3 8 629 78.62 72 21st
Career 19 52 4,120 79.23 72 21st

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