Courtesy: UGA Sports Communications Release: 07/10/2012
◊ Helped Peru to a runner-up showing at the 66th Annual "Copa Los Andes" - South American Team Championships - in November.
◊ That effort was Peru's best finish in more than a decade.
◊ Peru finished the event with wins over Ecuador, Uruguay, Paraguay and Venezuela and ties with Argentina, Brazil and Colombia.
◊ Played in one event for UGA, competing as a member of the Georgia "B" team during the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic.
◊ Equaled her collegiate low loop with a 3-under 69 in the opening round of the Liz Murphey. Teed off from No. 10 and played the back side of the layout first. She turned at even-par after a bogey at No. 13 and a birdie at No. 17. Hayashida birdied No. 1, No. 3 and No. 5 en route to the clubhouse.
◊ That tally was the best effort of all nine Bulldog golfers competing in the event in placed her in a tie for third individually.
◊ In the lineup for the final three regular-season events, SECs and West Regional, chipping in counters at a solid .833 clip at those events.
◊ Posted a 71 on the opening day of the SECs, her first under-par loop as a Bulldog. Mixed five birdies with four bogeys for her first red number at UGA.
◊ Represented Peru in the World Amateur Team Championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and shot 314 to tie for 121st.
◊ Transferred to Georgia.
◊ In the lineup for the season-opening Match Play Collegiate but scratched after a back injury suffered in the practice round.
◊ Spent the fall recovering.
◊ Competed as an individual in the spring opener, the Lady Puerto Rico Classic.
◊ Paced the Georgia "B" team that competed in the Liz Murphey.
◊ Saw action in four events as a freshman at Pepperdine, posting a stroke average of 77.09 in 11 rounds.
◊ Best finish was a tie for 17th place at the Wave Invitational, where she shot 72-80=152.
◊ Recorded her best finish in a full tournament by tying for 39th at the Dick McGuire Invitational.
◊ Carded a 3-under 69 in the third round of the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown, her only sub-par round of the season.
◊ Ranked as Peru's top amateur in 2008 and a member of the Peruvian national team for the South American Amateur Championships from 2004-08.
◊ Prepped at the Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy (with Marta Silva Zamora) as a high school junior and senior.
◊ Won the 2007 South American Junior where she posted a two-stroke victory over UCLA's Maria Jose Uribe, the 2007 U.S. Women's Amateur Champion.
◊ Won Peru's National Match Play Championship in 2005, as well as the Callaway Junior World Championship and the Doral Publix Junior Classic in 2001.
◊ Born August 17, 1990, Kiara is the daughter of Luis Fernando Hayashida and Carmen de Hayashida.
◊ Major: Speech Communications.
◊ Erika Hayashida, her aunt, was medalist at the 1992 U.S. Girls' Junior, reached the finals of the 1993 U.S. Girls' Junior and played on the LPGA Tour.