Lauren McKinzie leads the Bobcats by tying for 16th place
2013-14: Appeared in seven events, totaling 18 rounds ... Averaged 82.74 strokes per 18 holes ... Clubbed a career-best 73 in second-round play at the Redbird Invitational en route to compiling a career-best 231 54-hole mark to achieve 24th place.
2012-13: WGCA Scholar All-American ... Played 10 tournaments and 23 rounds for the Bobcats, shooting an average score of 83.70 strokes per round to rank sixth on the team ... Shot a career-low score of 77 at the EKU Lady Colonel Classic ... Earned the best finish of her career (T16th) at the Angola Shootout ... Finished within the top half of a tournament field on three occasions.
Prior to Ohio: Played golf at Highland High School ... Led the Hornets to three consecutive state golf tournament appearances ... Finished her senior season in impressive fashion, posting a 75 at the OHSAA District Tournament and a 77 in the second round of the OHSAA State Tournament ... Tied for 16th at the OHSAA State Tournament during her senior season ... Four-year First Team All-Suburban League golfer ... Named to the All Northeast Ohio First Team on three occasions ... Named to the All Medina County Gazette Team four times ... Medina County Gazette Player of the Year in 2008-09 ... Selected as a Cleveland Plain Dealer All-Star (Top Five in Northeast Ohio) ... Two-time qualifier for the Optimist National Tournament ... Winner of the Archie Griffin Sportstmanship Award for 2011-12 season ... Three-time member of the National Honor Society ... Secretary of Student Council at Highland High School ... Yearbook editor as a high school senior ... Voluntarily taught golf lessons to children who had lost their fathers .... While in high school, assisted with the Volunteer Opportunities For Teens program ... Chairperson of the Homecoming and Prom Committees ... Maintained a 3.9 grade-point average throughout high school.
Personal: A native of Medina, Ohio ... Daughter of Tim and Kathy McKinzie ... Sister, Chloe, is an accomplished high school golfer ... Enjoys yoga, biking, photography and listening to music.
"We are very excited about the addition of Lauren to the Ohio Women's Golf family," Head Coach Kelly Ovington said. "Lauren has a passion for the game that drives her to be an outstanding competitor and hard worker. She will be a terrific addition to the program and university, both on the course and in the classroom."