Kailey Walsh
blank Kailey Walsh
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Boca Raton, Fla.

High School:
Laurel Springs College Prep

Height:
5-8

Experience:
HS

2012-13 Highlights
◊ Participated in 10 tournaments, including competing as an individual at the LSU Golf Classic.
◊ A consistent performer from fall to spring, sporting a 76.1 average in the 2012 calendar portion of Georgia's slate followed by a 76.11 in the spring.
◊ Played better from day-to-day, producing a 77.80 opening-round average which improved to a 75.90 in the second round and a 74.70 on third-day loops.
◊ Recorded a season-best 3-under 69 in the final round of the season-opening Cougar Classic en route to her best 54-hole score of the season, a 4-over 220.
◊ The Bulldogs' top individual performer in consecutive events at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate (t-22nd) and the LSU Golf Classic (t-5th).
◊ Tabbed SEC Freshman of the Week following her performance at LSU.

Pre Collegiate Highlights
◊ Entered the fall ranked No. 12 in the Golfweek/amateurgolf.com women's rankings.
◊ Ranked No. 22 and No. 23 nationally in the Class of 2012 by Polo and Golfweek, respectively.
◊ Named to the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) HP Scholastic All-America Honor Roll.
◊ Competed in the 2011 U.S. Women's Amatuer and the 2010 U.S. Girls' Junior Championship.
◊ Arrives at UGA following an impressive run of 2012 results.
◊ Fired a 69 to finish second in qualifying at the Jones/Doherty Women's Amateur and reached the quarterfinals of the match play bracket.
◊ Posted consecutive seventh-place showings at the Dixie Amateur in 2011 and 2012.
◊ Shot 70 to finish third in qualifying at the 2012 Southern Am. After suffering a first-round upset in match play, notched four victories to win the consolation bracket.
◊ At the 110th North & South Amateur, carded tallies of 70-74-71=215 to finish fourth among 112 competitors in stroke play qualifying. Then advanced to the quarterfinal round of match play.
◊ Recorded six top-7 finishes in two seasons competing in AJGA events, culminating with third-place showings at the 2011 Cleveland HealthCare Foundation Junior and the 2011 AJGA Florida Junior.
◊ Completed her junior and senior years of high school as a student at Laurel Springs College Prep (based in Ojai, Calif.) after attending Saint Andrews' School in Boca Raton as a freshman and sophomore.
◊ Played six years of high school varsity golf from the sixth through 11th grades before not competing as a senior. Played for Saint Andrews for five seasons before representing Boca Raton High as a junior.
◊ Earned All-County recognition for all six years of high school competition and advanced to the State Championships as a freshman, sophomore and junior.
◊ Led Saint Andrews' to runner-up and fifth-place team finishes in the Florida State High School Championships for Class A as a freshman and sophomore, respectively.

Personal
◊ Born April 12, 1993, Kailey is the daughter of Karen and Joe Walsh.
◊ The younger sister of two former college athletes. Her brother Ryan played soccer at Harvard from 2005-09. Her brother Blair was Georgia's placekicker from 2008-12. Blair, who is currently kicking for the Minnesota Vikings, completed his career as the all-time scoring leader for UGA and the Southeastern Conference - as well as fifth in NCAA history - with 412 points.
◊ Major: Pre-Business.


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