Kory Thompson
Kory Thompson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Columbia, S.C.

High School:
Irmo

Height:
5-7

Experience:
3VL

Major:
Sport Administration


2002-03: Participated in six tournaments as a junior and finished with a 76.27 stroke average, second on the team ... Captured one top five finish, two top 10's and two top 20's during her third year on the team ... Finished fourth in the rain-shortened Lady Gamecock Classic and eighth at the Lady Paladin Invitational last October ... Her low round of the year was a 73 at the Lady Gamecock Classic ... Also carded a 74 at the Tar Heel Invitational to start the 2002-03 season.

2001-02: Appeared in four tournaments and finished sixth on the team with a 79.25 stroke average ... Had a low round of 73 (235) at the Lady Paladin Invitational, finishing in a tie for 46th place ... Finished 35th at the Dodge ACC/SEC Shootout - her top finish of the year ... During the 2002 summer, qualified for the 101st U.S. Women's Amateur.

2000-01: Played in six tournaments with a top finish of tied for 21st at the Lady Paladin Invitational ... Had a low score of 74 twice at the Lady Paladin and finished sixth on the team with a stroke average of 80.27 ... Played in four fall tournaments with a finish of 33rd at the Liz Murphey Collegiate and tied for 42nd at the Lady Gamecock Classic.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended both Easley and Irmo High Schools, playing the last two years for Coach Ron Stevenson at Irmo ... Was an all-state selection in all four of her seasons ... Had a stroke average of 36 (based on nine holes) in each of her last two years ... Actually played four years at Easley after joining the varsity team in seventh grade ... Was part of the state championship squad in each of her six years of high school golf ... Won the 2000 Upstate Junior Classic, the 2000 Blade and the 1999 Twin-State tournaments.

PERSONAL: Born Feb. 8, 1982, in Panama City, Florida ... Full name is Kory Alyson Thompson ... Parents are Steve and Caryl Thompson ...Youngest of three children and last of three Thompson's to play golf at USC (older sister, Kacy, graduated from USC in 2003 after four years on the women's team and older brother, Kyle, was a senior All-American on the men's team from 1998-2001) ... Credits her father for getting the Thompson siblings started on the golf course ... Admired her brother's golf style when she was growing up and still learns things by watching him play ... One of three seniors on the 2003-04 South Carolina women's golf team ... Worked on her swing fundamentals over the summer ... Majoring in sport entertainment and management ... Hopes to continue her education and obtain her master's degree in management ... Future career plans include possibly working for the PGA Tour in event management ...Three-time SEC Honor Roll member and was named to the 2003 NGCA All-Academic Team ... Favorite golf course is the Flint Hills Country Club in Wichita, Kansas ... Fan of the movie "Catch Me If You Can" ... Loves the city of Chicago ... One of several Gamecock golfers whose favorite color is red ... Best memory as a Gamecock was when the team won the 2002 SEC Championship ... Acquired her nickname of "Ko" from a friend at USC as a freshman..