Steadying force in the lineup.... Played in all 11 tournaments, including one as an individual... Recorded two top-10 and four top-20 finishes... Finished the season with a scoring average of 74.00, which ranks third among sophomores in program history... Career scoring average of 74.38 ranks third all-time for a single season in program history... Recorded a new career-best 54-hole score of 212 (-4) and her best finish of the season with a second-place showing at the Florida State Match-Up with rounds of 70-72-70=212 (-4)... Her 54-hole score of 212 ties for 10th lowest in program history... Finished tied for 20th at the PING ASU Invitational with rounds of 73-68-77=218 (+2), her round of 68 marked a new career low 18-hole score... Recorded her second top-10 finish of the season with a tie for 10th place showing at the SEC Championship with rounds of 74-75-73=222 (+6)... Finished tied for 29th at the NCAA East Regional with rounds of 71-73-74=218 (+2)... Made her second consecutive appearance and finished tied for 80th at the NCAA Championship with rounds of 78-73-71-76=298 (+18).
2012-13 SEC All-Freshman Team selection...Proved to be one of the Gamecocks' top golfers...Led the team and ranked 22nd in the SEC with a scoring average of 74.78, which is the lowest average by a freshman in school history and is the 10th-best single-season average in program history...Tied for the team lead with three top-20 finishes...Recorded first career top-20 finish with a tie for 20th showing at the NCAA Fall Preview with rounds of 75-71-74=220 (+4)...Best finish of the season was a third-place finish at the Bryan National Collegiate with rounds of 71-73-71=215 (-1) that earned her SEC Freshman of the Week honors...Helped lead the Gamecocks to a third-place finish at the SEC Championship by finishing in a tie for eighth with rounds of 76-76-76=228 (+12)...Finished in a tie for 33rd at the NCAA West Regional with a total of 222 (+9) to help South Carolina finish fourth and secure the program's fourth-straight NCAA Championship berth...Tied for 73rd at the NCAA Championship with rounds of 76-80-70-79=305 (+17)...Named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.
Prior to South Carolina Standout at Xavier Prep in Phoenix, Ariz. ...Highly ranked in both the National Junior Golf Scoreboard rankings and the Golfweek junior rankings...Won medalist honors at the 2011 Arizona State High School Championship...Led Xavier Prep to its third team state title in four years...Carded rounds of 71-66 at the state championship to tie the Arizona state high school record with Amanda Blumenhurst, who was a three-time national collegiate player of the year at Duke...Won the Junior Golf Association Bass Pro Shops/Payne Stewart Championship by 12 strokes with rounds of 69-71-70.
Personal Full name is Sarah Hawley Schmelzel...Born May 12, 1994...Parents are Dennis and Amy Schmelzel.