Courtesy: Jeri Thorpe, Athletic Media Relations
Emma Lavy took part in a full schedule of amateur events in the summer before her senior season. Some of the highlights for Lavy included shooting 71 in a qualifier and moving on to the U.S. Women’s Amateur. Lavy also reached the round of 16 in the North-South Amateur, recording her best finish at the event.
Lavy reached the round of 32 at the Women’s Western Amateur Championship and she made the cut at the North-South Amateur in Pinehurst, N.C. in mid-July, 2012. She also took part in the Monday qualifier at the Walmart NW Arkansas LPGA Championship.
Lavy’s 2011 summer was busy filled with three big tournaments on the amateur circuit. Lavy opened the summer at Pinehurst Country Club where she advanced to the second round of the 109th North and South Women’s Amateur Championship.
She followed up with a runner-up finish at the 111th Women’s Western National Amateur Championship at Sawgrass Country Club in Florida, falling in the 36-hole final. Lavy had a great week on her road to the finals. She qualified 10th with a two-day total of 145 and won her first match against Sarah Ababa, Davao City, The Philippines, 1 up. She defeated Ellen Ceresko, Jefferson Township, Pa., 3 and 1, in the first round of the second day, and her afternoon match was suspended due to weather and completed on Friday morning. Lavy defeated Erica Popson, a University of Tennessee Volunteer from Davenport, Fla., 5 and 4. Later that day she defeated Vanderbilt University senior, Marina Alex, of Wayne, N.J., 2 up; and then defeated Jackie Chang, a University of North Carolina student from Paradise Valley, Ariz., 4 and 3. Lavy finishing tied for eighth overall in the Hooters Women’s Collegiate Team Championship wrapping up her summer play.
Lavy had a good summer after redshirting her first year with the Razorbacks. She played in a U.S. Women’s Open qualifier and was leading after the first round. Lavy just missed the cut in the qualifier. She reached the quarterfinals of both the Women’s North and South Championship and the Women’s Trans Invitational.
Lavy had a busy summer after signing with Arkansas. She finished fifth at the American Junior Golf Association event at Traditions with a 77-78-70. She picked up a second-place finish at the AJGA Junior at Blessings with rounds of 76-76-78) and was 28th at the Rolex Junior Girls Championship with 72-77-80. The summer of 2009-10 saw Lavy compete in a couple of events including the 110th Western National Amateur Championship in Rochester, Minn., reaching the Championship Flight of match play.
AS A JUNIOR (2012-13
Lavy continues to grow and improve with each season on the golf course for the Razorbacks. The Fayetteville, Ark., native posted her career-best single season stroke average with a 74.53 mark this year and had three top 10 finishes for Arkansas. Lavy also shot her career-best with a round of 67 on the first day of the NCAA Regional Championship en route to her best Regional finish, a tie for 11th.
Lavy carded a career-best two-under 214 twice as a junior, first in the season opener at Ole Waverly with rounds of 70-71-73, and again at the Regional Championship where she shot 67-75-72. Lavy had three top 10 finishes with a season-best fifth-place showing at Ole Waverly. She was tied for sixth at the Westbrook Invitational and tied for ninth at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate. Lavy was a member of the Razorback Athletic Department’s Athletic Director’s List with a GPA from 3.50-3.99 for the fall 2012 and spring 2013 semesters.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2011-12)
Lavy was one of the most steady members of the lineup for the Razorbacks in 2011-12. She improved her season stroke average from her freshman season and qualified for all 11 tournaments as a sophomore. Lavy posted a season-best 71 in the second round of the Lady Puerto Rico Classic and shot a 222 at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Classic - her second lowest career score. Lavy’s scores counted 29 times (in 33 rounds) toward the Razorback team total and her NCAA Regional and NCAA Championship scores counted in each round. Lavy was a member of the Razorback Athletic Department’s Athletic Director’s List with a GPA from 3.50-3.99 for the spring 2011 semester and a member of the Honor Roll (3.00-3.49) in the fall of 2011.
AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2010-11)
Lavy was selected to the Southeastern Conference’s All-Freshman team after a more-than-solid first season of golf at Arkansas. Lavy was fourth on the Razorback team with a 75.78 stroke average, and ranked inside the top 10 for freshmen in the SEC. Lavy played in all 13 events for Arkansas tying for 12th twice last year. Her tie for 12th in her first-ever NCAA Regional Championship was key in helping Arkansas move from eighth place to fourth for the program’s best finish at the event. In addition, Lavy posted a collegiate career-low with a 69 in that final round. Lavy’s other tie for 12th came at the MountainView Collegiate where she shot a career-best 218 (75-73-70).
AS A FRESHMAN (2009-10)
Lavy redshirted the 2009-10 season.
PRIOR TO ARKANSAS
Lavy, whose older sister Brittany was a member of the Arkansas women’s golf team from 2004-06, is an accomplished player whose career includes a full schedule on the Arkansas State Golf Associations’ junior circuit as well as junior international experience.
Lavy is a two-time Arkansas High School overall winner as a freshman and senior. In addition, Lavy is the 2008 7A state and conference medalist as well as a four-time all-state and all-conference selection.
Emma Lee Lavy was born Dec. 21, 1990, and is the third of five children to Trevor and Kellie Lavy. Sister Brittany is a graduate of the University of Arkansas and was a member of the Razorback women’s golf team. Hannah, 21, is a student at Arkansas; Olivia is a freshman on the team and youngest sister, Anna Grace, is a junior at Fayetteville High.
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