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
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
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 SENIOR (2013-14)
As a senior, Lavy elevated her game helping the Razorbacks to four top six
finishes including one tournament title this fall. Steadily better with each
event, Lavy opened with a 14-over 224 at the Dale McNamara Fall Preview. She
rallied on the last day for a 69 against one of the best fields of the season.
She was solid in the rain-shortened Mercedes Benz and improved her scores at the
Ruth's Chris Tar Heel Invitational with rounds of 76-68-75 for 219 and a tie
for 24th. Lavy moved up the leaderboard in the final event, the Alamo
Invitational, shooting a two-under 214 with rounds of 68-71-75 as the fall
The spring saw Lavy play well out of the gates shooting even
par and tying for her season-best fourth place finish in Puerto Rico. Lavy counted rounds of 73-68-75=216 helping
the Razorbacks to the team title. Lavy
closed her career with a 75.33 stroke average in 44 events. She had 23 career rounds below par and had a
3.55 average versus par.
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
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.