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Corinna Rees' 2010 summer included three big events. She took part in the Women's Southern Amateur at Lookout Mountain Golf Club qualifying for the Championship Fligt. Rees advanced through match play finishing as the tournament runner-up. She added a third-place finish at the Northern California Golf Association Women's Amateur at Poppy Hills Golf Course. Rees shot 73-80 on two different courses. Rees also took part in the California State Women's Amateur Championship at Almaden Golf and Country Club in San Jose, Calif. She posted her second runner-up finish with rounds of 72-72-72. Rees also got an up-close look at some of the world's best players as a scoring volunteer at teh 110th U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. She scored for several players including eventual champion Greame McDowell.
In 2009, Rees had a busy summer on the course. Rees played in seven events opening with a U.S. Open qualifier at Staley Farms in Kansas City, Mo. She moved on to the Women’s Southern Amateur tying for ninth with an opening round 71. She teammed with Razorback Krisin Ingram winning the team trophy awarded to two low combined scores of players from the same club or university. Rees would move on through the quarterfinals.
Next, Rees played in the Women’s Western Amateur at Shawnee Country Club in Lima, Ohio, followed by a runner-up finish at the Northern California Golf Association Women’s Amateur in Pebble Beach, Calif. Rees then qualified for the USGA Women’s Amateur Championship after tying for fourth in the qualifier. She squeezed in the 79th Women’s Trans National Golf Association Amateur Championship in Loudon, Tenn., tying for second during stroke play. Rees eventually lost in the semifinals. Rees wrapped up her summer at the USGA Women’s Amateur Championship shooting a 79-77 in the qualifying round.
Rees’ 2008 summer on the golf course included playing in the Northern California Golf Association Stroke Play Championship at Spyglass Hill in her hometown of Pebble Beach. She was two strokes out of the lead after the first round. In addition, she played the U.S. Women’s Amateur Qualifier at Peach Tree Country Club.
The summer of 2007 saw Rees continue her solid play from the collegiate season. Rees took part in the 107th Women’s Western Amateur along with Razorback teammate Kristin Ingram. Rees carded a 79-79=158 in stroke play at Stone Creek Golf Course in Urbana, Ill., advancing to match play where she was eliminated in the first round.
Rees took part in several events in the summer of 2006 but none more prestigious than the U.S. Women’s Amateur, competing alongside future teammate Stacy Lewis. Rees qualified for the Amateur with a 73 at Almaden Country Club. She carded a 78-76 in the stroke play portion of the Amateur.
As a Senior (2010-11)
Rees elevated her game as a senior playing some of her best and most consistent golf of her collegiate career. Rees earned a traveling spot in 11 of 12 events and finished the year with her best single-season stroke average, a 75.76 mark that is nearly two shots better than her junior season. Her best personal outing of the season came at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown where Rees tied for second overall shooting a career collegiate low 210 (74-67-69). As a senior, Rees took part in her first SEC Championship tying for 38th ovrall while helping Arkansas to a fourth place finish. She also played in her second ever NCAA Regional Championship finishing strong with a two-over 74 in the final round helping the team move from eighth place to fourth in the final standings. Rees was also a member of the traveling party at the NCAA Championships where the Razorbacks finished a program-best tie for fifth as a team.
Rees' success in the classroom continued with her third selection to the National Golf Coaches Association's All-Scholar Team. She earned her fifth consecutive selection to the Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll and was multiple semester selection to the Razorback Athletic Department's Academic Honor Roll.
As a Redshirt Junior (2009-10)
Rees played in nine events, twice as an individual, and posted a career-low 77.89 stroke average. Rees’ best finish of the year was a tie for seventh overall shooting a 231 at the Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational. She matched her career low with a 227 (77-73-77) at the Mercedes Benz Collegiate as an individual the following week. Her round of 73 was a collegiate personal best.
Rees was also successful in the classroom earning her second selection to the National Golf Coaches Association All-Scholar team as well as selection to the SEC Academic and Arkansas Athletic Department Honor Rolls.
As a Junior (2008-09)
Rees redshirted the 2008-09 season.
As a Sophomore (2007-08)
Rees saw time in two events for the Razorbacks as a sophomore in 2007-08. Rees opened her second year of collegiate golf at the rain-shortened Betsy Rawls Longhorn Classic in Austin, Texas, where she finished with a two-round 168. She followed up the next week at the Liz Murphey Collegiate classic with a season-best 238.
As a Freshman (2006-07)
Rees competed in six events for Arkansas as a freshman, finishing with a 79.72 stroke average in her first season. She tallied a career-best 227 at the NCAA Central Regional, the biggest event of her collegiate career. In addition, Rees was successful in the classroom, earning selection to the Southeastern Conference Freshman Academic Honor Roll and to the National Golf Coaches Association All-Scholar team.
Prior to Arkansas
Rees captained the boys’ team at Pacific Grove High School in California, where she was part of three league runner-up finishes and a regional championship team. As an individual in the girls’ ranks, Rees was in the top five in the Central Coast Section and was league champion runner-up at the CCS Championship as a senior. Rees was in the top five all four years of the CCS Championship and was the only golfer to qualify for the Northern California Championship four consecutive years. As a senior, Rees’ team traveled to Scotland, playing St. Andrews’ Old Course, Carnoustie’s Championship and Burnside Courses. She also played Kingsbarns and Panmure Country Club. Rees inked with Arkansas in the fall of 2005 and was ranked in the top 20 in the nation by Golfweek for the class of 2006. Rees’ national and regional participation includes the 2005 Lockton Kansas City Junior, the Hilton Head Invitational, the La Costa and the Kierland Golf Club Championship. Rees captured the title at the 2005 California State Junior Girls’ Championship at Monterey Peninsula Country Club. Her international experience includes the 2005 Girls’ Junior America’s Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Born Nov. 25, 1988, Corinna Cecilia Rees is the youngest of two daughters to Charles and Deborah Rees of Pebble Beach, Calif. She has an older sister, Carolyn, and she graduated with a double major in political science and criminal justice from Arkansas.
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