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    Kaitlyn Wampler
    Kaitlyn Wampler
    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Bloomington, Ill.

    High School:
    University

    Birthdate:
    09/27/1989

    At Illinois

    2012-13 - RS Senior: Big Ten Sportsmanship Award ... Participated in three tournaments in her final season, averaging 84.44 strokes over nine rounds ... Competed as an individual at the Wolverine Invitational, posting a 254 ... Turned in her best score of the season at the Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational, posting a 250.

    2011-12 - RS Junior: Did not compete.

    2010-11 - Junior: Redshirted.

    2009-10 - Sophomore: Finished fourth on the team in stroke average with a 77.84 mark ... Had two top-3 finishes and three top-10 finishes, tying for second at the Hawkeye Intercollegiate, tying for third at the UC Spring Inviational and tying for seventh at the Ron Moore Collegiate ... Posted her career low tournament total of 221 at the Challenge at Onion Creek ... Also scored her career low round of 71 at the Challenge at Onion Creek.

    2008-09 - Freshman: Had an 85.92 stroke average in 12 rounds ... Competed in four tournaments, including as an individual in the Badger Invitational ... Fired a career-best tournament total of 248 at the Indiana Invitational while posting a career-best finish (T-48th) ... Career-low single round of 81 came in the second round of the Duck Invitational.

    High School

    Helped lead her team to three consecutive IHSA State Championships (2005-07) ... Three-time IHSA sectional medalist (2005-07) ... Earned a fifth-place finish at the 2006 IHSA State Championship ... Earned top-25 finishes at the 2005 (18th) and 2007 (23rd) IHSA State Championships ... 2007 DuPage County Classic Champion ... 2006 Country Youth Classic Champion ... Three-time team MVP ... Holds the school record for nine-hole career average (38.8) ... 2006 Little Peoples Championship runner-up ... Won the PJGT (Plantations Junior Golf Tour) Tournament of Champions ... Was on the honor roll all four years.

    Personal

    Born Sept. 27, 1989 ... Daughter of Dave and Michelle Wampler ... Hobbies include shopping, watching movies and hanging out with friends ... Majoring in marketing/management ... Biggest thrill in sports is playing for the Illinois women's golf team ... Favorite golfer is Lorena Ochoa ... The most influential person on her athletic career is her dad because he took her out on the course and showed her that golf was fun ... Member of SAAC ... Nominated for the University of Illinois Spirit Award.

    Wampler's Career Statistics

    Year Events Rds. Strokes Avg. Low Rd. Low Tour.
    2012-13 3 9 760 84.44 81 250
    2009-10 10 31 2,413 77.84 71 221
    2008-09 4 12 1,031 85.92 81 248
    Totals 17 52 4,204 80.85 71 221

    Best Finish: T-2nd -- Hawkeye Intercollegiate (Oct. 17-18, 2009)
    Low Round: 71 (Round 2) -- Challenge at Onion Creek (Nov. 2-3, 2009)
    Low 54-Hole Score: 221 -- Challenge at Onion Creek (Nov. 2-3, 2009)
    Low 72-Hole Score: 320 -- Big Ten Championships (April 23-25, 2010)

    2012-13 Tournament Score Finish
    Sept. 22-23 Wolverine Invitational (Par 71)* 85-85-84 = 254 T-62nd
    April 20-21 Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational 86-81-83 = 250 T-56th
    April 26-28 Big Ten Championships 87-86-83 = 256 69th
    2009-10 Tournament Score Finish
    Sept. 21-23 Ron Moore Collegiate 77-72-75 = 224 T-7th
    Sept. 27-28 Lady Northern 76-75-76 = 227 T-23rd
    Oct. 5-6 Windy City Classic 81-77-80 = 238 T-70th
    Oct. 17-18 Hawkeye Intercollegiate 76-76-74 = 226 T-2nd
    Nov. 2-3 Challenge at Onion Creek (Par 70) 75-71-75 = 221 T-53rd
    March 22-23 Pinehurst Challenge 86-77-85 = 248 T-85th
    March 26-27 UC Spring Invitational 74-73-76 = 223 T-3rd
    April 10-11 Indiana Invitational 83-78-77 = 238 T-61st
    April 17-18 Lady Buckeye Invitational 82-83-83 = 248 T-49th
    April 23-25 Big Ten Championship 81-76-78-85 = 320 T-55th
    2008-09 Tournament Score Finish
    Sept. 27-28 Badger Invitational* 86-85-92 = 263 71st
    Nov. 2-3 Challenge at Wolfdancer 94-87-84 = 265 86th
    March 23-24 Duck Invitational 88-81-86 = 255 61st
    April 6-7 Indiana Invitational 83-82-83 = 248 T-48th

    * Competed as an individual

    Getting to Know Kaitlyn

    Nickname: Wamps
    I chose Illinois because: The opportunities and resources offered through athletics and education, also pride and tradition
    My best memory as an Illini is: Making it to Regionals 2011
    Being a Fighting Illini means: Heart, fight, pride
    Funniest teammate: Maureen Liddy...in 5 minutes you would understand
    Best dressed teammate: Maureen
    Something I have to bring on every road trip: Ipod
    Pre-round superstitions: I always eat peanut butter before I play
    Favorite course: Bandon Dunes
    Favorite club: 56 degree wedge
    Favorite Illini athlete (not on your team): Luke Guthrie
    Favorite sports team: Cubs
    Favorite movie: Just Married
    Favorite TV show: Everybody Loves Raymond
    Favorite food: Peanut Butter
    Favorite activity outside golf: Just being active
    Favorite restaurant: Biaggis
    Most memorable putt: 304 to shoot 69
    My dream foursome: Arnold Palmer, Jack Nichlaus, my dad, me
    Dream job: Event Planner
    Unique or quirky habit: I pick at my food
    Actress I would want to play me in a movie about my life: Kate Hudson
    Cartoon character that best describes me: Simba
    Super power I would most like to have: To fly
    Best thing I cook in the kitchen: Chicken and pasta
    If I was on a reality show it would be: Top Chef
    If I weren't a golfer, I would play: Cross-Country
    One thing I can't go a day without: Dessert
    Something most people don't know about me: I've broken 5 bones
    One thing I've always dreamt about doing: Doing lots of traveling
    Three words that describe me are: Kind, hardworking, adventerous
    Career Plans: Work hard and enjoy whatever I'm doing in life

    Updated June, 2013

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