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  Katie Stafford

Katie  Stafford

Player Profile


Phoenix, Ariz.

High School:
Shadow Mountain

CAREER: Participated in 24 tournaments in her four-year career ... Accumulated an average of 84.03 in 66 rounds played ... Career-low round of 76 was recorded on consecutive days at the 2007 Brickyard Fall Invitational ... Best tournament finish was a tie for 11th at the same event.

2007-08: Finished her senior season with a career-best 82.18 scoring average ... Competed in all eight tournaments ... Opened the season with back-to-back career-best rounds of 76 at the Brickyard Fall Invitational, where she earned a share of 11th place, also a personal best ... Also recorded a top-20 at the Falcon Invtitational, finishing 16th.

2006-07: Took part in each of Ohio's nine events during the year ... Averaged an 84.75 in 24 rounds played in her junior campaign ... Low round was a 78 at the Shootout at the Legends ... Best tournament finish of the year, and of her career, was a tie for 21st at the MAC Championship ... Best 36-hole tournament of the year was a 242 (+26) at the Shootout at the Legends, Oct. 9-10.

2005-06: Completed her sophomore campaign with an 84.67 average over nine rounds ... In her only competition of the spring, tied for 87th at the March 2-4 Rio Verde Invitational with a career-best 54-hole score of 247 (77-91-79) ... Competed in two tournaments during the fall, averaging 85.83 strokes over six rounds ... Tied for 60th with a 256 (88-84-84) at the Sept. 24-25 Rocket Fall Classic.

2004-05: Finished her first year of collegiate competition with an 85.64 average over 11 rounds ... Played in four events, two in the fall and two in the spring ... Tied for 91st at the Lady Buckeye Invitational with a 270 (90-89-91) ... Tied for 65th at the Lady Herd/El Diablo Intercollegiate with a 256 (85-84-87) ... Competed in two fall events with an 83.2 average over five rounds ... Tied for 28th at the Lady Herd Fall Classic with a 36-hole score of 163 (84-79) ... Tied for 46th at the Eastern Kentucky University Fall Invitational with a three-round score of 253 (84-83-86).

2003-04: Did not play in any tournaments ... Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Won seven medals during her senior year and served as team captain twice ... Earned all-region honors as a junior and senior, ranking in the top 25 in Arizona's 5A division both years ... Named Female Athlete of the Year at Shadow Mountain High School ... Member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish Honor Society ... Also a two-year letterwinner in tennis ... Worked on her school's newspaper staff.

PERSONAL: A magazine journalism major ... The daughter of Ron & Elaine Stafford ... Born on December 2, 1984.