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◊ Enters the spring ranked No. 10 in the nation individually by Golfstat, as well as No. 13 by Golfweek.
◊ Led the team in stroke average (70.60), birdies (36) and top-10 individual efforts, as well as tying for the team-best in counting rounds (100 percent), par-or-betters (six) and top-20s (four).
◊ Covered 10 fall rounds at a combined 12-under, with a trio of top-10 finishes and an additional top-20 performance.
◊ Georgia’s top individual finisher at both the Annika Intercollegiate, where she tied for third, and the Windy City Collegiate, where she was runner-up.
◊ Signed for a 6-under 66 twice, following the second round at the Annika and the opening round at the Windy City. That represented her collegiate-low loop and the second-best score in Georgia history.
◊ Shot 9-under at the Annika and Windy City, twice tying the fourth-best tournament score in school history.
◊ Named first-team All-America by both Golfweek and the Women's Golf Coaches Association.
◊ The only golfer named to WGCA Watch Lists for both the National Player of the Year and National Freshman of the Year awards.
◊ Tabbed SEC Freshman of the Year by league coaches, as well as a first-team All-SEC honoree and a member of the Freshman All-SEC team.
◊ Listed at No. 5 and No. 9 in the final Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index and Golfstat, respectively.
◊ Paced the Bulldogs in several significant statistics, most notably stroke average (72.06), top-10 finishes (eight), par-or-better rounds (22) and birdies (115).
◊ Was a combined 5-over over 32 rounds played during her freshman season.
◊ Headlining her eight top-10 and 10 top-20 finishes were a pair of individual victories at the Windy City Collegiate and the NCAA Bryan Regional.
◊ Competed in four of five fall events, missing only the Stanford Intercollegiate while recovering from a concussion.
◊ Opened her collegiate career with a 4-under 68 in the first round of the Cardinal Kickoff at the Atlanta Athletic Club, her home course.
◊ Led Georgia in a record-setting sweep of the medalist and team titles at the Windy City Collegiate.
◊ Fired a school-record 12-under 204 to win the Windy City individual crown, a stroke better than Reilley Rankin's effort in the 1998 Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic.
◊ Equaled the third-best individual round in Georgia Golf annals with back-to-back 5-under 67s in the second and third rounds of the Windy City Collegiate.
◊ Her 12-under individual score led the Bulldogs to a 12-under finish as a team in Chicago, the second-best 54-hole effort in UGA history.
◊ Twice named SEC Freshman of the Week during the spring campaign, earning accolades on February 19 after finishing fifth at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic and again on March 22 following her third-place individual finish at the Mountain View Collegiate.
◊ Helped Georgia sweep the team and individual titles at the NCAA Bryan Regional, shooting 7-under to tie UCLA's Bronte Law for medalist honors while leading the Bulldogs to a 6-under 858 as a team to best No. 11 Arizona by six shots.
◊ Selected for the United States team for the 2016 Curtis Cup at Dun Laoghaire Golf Club in Enniskerry, Ireland.
◊ Became Georgia Golf’s eighth Curtis Cup participant, following Americans Terri Moody (1980), Cindy Schreyer (1986), Vicki Goetze (1992 and 1994), Angela Jerman (2002) and Taylor Leon (2006) and Krystle Caithness of the GB&I in 2008.
◊ A three-time member of the AJGA’s Rolex Junior All-America team, earning first-team honors in 2015 and 2014 and honorable mention recognition in 2013.
◊ Competed in the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Wyndham Cups.
◊ Qualified for the 2014 U.S. Open appearance after winning a qualifier at Butler Country Club outside Pittsburgh.
◊ Ascended to No. 19 August editions of the World Amateur Golf Rankings.
◊ In national rankings when she inked her letter-of-intent with UGA, was No. 6 in the AJGA/Polo ledger and No. 7 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Index among the Class of 2015.
◊ Enjoyed a stellar summer leading up to joining the Georgia program, winning the 113th North & South Amateur and a U.S. Women’s Amateur qualifier (by shooting 5-under) before reaching the round of 16 of the Am.
◊ Won the North & South Am in dramatic fashion, rallying from two down with two holes to play before defeating Bethany Wu on the 20th hole at the famed Pinehurst No. 2 course.
◊ Qualified for the U.S. Women’s Amateur in both 2014 and 2015 and advanced to the match play round of 16 in 2015.
◊ Shot 6-under 138 to earn medalist honors at the 2013 U.S. Girls’ Junior, one of four times she qualified for the Girls’ Junior event.
◊ A four-time winner during 2013, capturing top honors at the Golfweek Junior Invitational, the Big I National Championship, the AJGA Arrowhead Junior and the Georgia Girls Championship.
◊ Boasts top-5 finishes at top junior events such as the AJGA Thunderbird (runner-up in 2015 and third in 2014), the Under Armour / Hunter Mahan Championship (runner-up in 2015), the Kathy Whitworth Invitational (runner-up in 2014), the Junior Orange Bowl International Championship (fourth in 2013), the AJGA Brian Harman Junior (fifth in 2013) and the Bubba Conlee National Junior (fourth in 2012).
◊ Captured medalist honors in leading Greater Atlanta Christian to the team title at the Georgia Class 2A State Tournament as a freshman in 2012 and then finished as runner-up individually in her next three seasons – in 2A (for GAC) as a sophomore in 2013 in Class 6A as a junior in 2014 and as a senior in 2015 competing for Norcross.
◊ Tabbed Gwinnett Daily Post Player of the Year during each of her four seasons of prep play.
◊ Born Aug. 8, 1996, Bailey is the daughter of Bob and Kim Tardy and her major is Sport Management.
◊ Recipient of the Robert E. Dicks III Scholarship for 2015-16.
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