OUTLOOK Is joined on the team by her sister (junior Kory), and is one of three Thompsons in USC golf (older brother, Kyle, was an All-American on the mens team 1998-2001) ... Played for the USA All-Star team which toured the Orient for a month over the summer ... Combines with Kristy McPherson to give the Gamecocks great experience at the top of the lineup ... Played in one tournament in the fall, finishing tied for 53rd in the Lady Tar Heel ... Had a 78.00 stroke average in that tourney.
2001-02 Appeared in all 11 tournaments Finished third on the team with a 77.56 stroke average ... Had three Top 20 finises and one Top 10 finish Best finish was seventh with a 223 score at the Lady Gator Invitational ... Finished in a tie for 15th place at the SEC Championships and in a tie for 20th at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic Had a low round of 70 at the Lady Gator Invitational Had a strong spring, shooting in the 70s in her last 17 rounds Had three rounds at or below par to rank third on the team ... Finished in a tie for 45th place at the NCAA East Regional and in a tie for 99th place at the NCAA Championships.
2000-2001 Appeared in all 11 tournaments and finished third on the team with a stroke average of 79.09 ... Had a low round of 71 at the Bryan National Collegiate and had two rounds at or below par for the year ... Had two top 20 finishes 16th at the Dodge ACC/SEC Shootout and tied for 15th at the Lady Paladin Invitational ... Had 20 rounds in the 70s ... Again played well at home, finishing tied for 24th place at the Lady Gamecock Classic ... Finished 116th at the NCAA Championships after a 73rd place finish at the NCAA East Regional.
1999-2000 Saw action in nine of USCs 10 tournaments in her first season and finished the year sixth on the team with a 79.04 stroke average ... Had two Top 20 and one Top 10 finish ... Saved her best for home, finishing sixth at the Lady Gamecock Classic with a 79-75-74=228 score ... Low round was a 72 at the Lady Gator Invitational ... Had a low tournament score of 227 at the Lady Paladin Invitational, where she finished tied for 15th ... Also finished tied for 23rd at the prestigious Mercedes-Benz Collegiate ... Finished 52nd (252) at the SEC Championships and tied for 65th (234) at the NCAA East Regional.
HIGH SCHOOL Lettered six years on the girls golf team and four years on the boys team in high school ... Played her final two years for Coach Bob Stilwell at Irmo High after growing up in Easley, S.C., and attending Easley High School ... Earned all-state honors five years in a row and was part of the state championship team five-straight seasons ... Captured medalist honors at The Blade in 1999 and finished third at the 1999 State High School Championships ... Had a nine-hole stroke average of 36.0 as a senior, and a 37.2 figure as a junior.
PERSONAL Born November 3, 1980 in Panama City, Fla. ... Parents are Steve and Caryl Thompson ... Hobbies include racquetball, water skiing and making CDs ... Favorite food is lasagna ... Favorite athlete is Kyle Thompson ... Enjoys pop, country and rap music ... Favorite actress is Sandra Bullock ... Considers her parents as having the biggest influence on her playing career, because my dad introduced me to the game and my mother has been my biggest fan and supporter.