Muzi Joins Gamecocks as Grad Transfer
Former Trojan immediately eligible when she arrives to campus in August
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Head coach Kalen Anderson announced the addition of graduate transfer Katherine Muzi to her program on Tuesday morning. Muzi spent the last four years at Southern Cal.
“I am extremely excited to announce that Katherine Muzi will be joining our Gamecock family this August,” said Anderson. “Katherine brings a wealth of experience having played four years in the Pac-12. She is a very long hitter and an exceptional talent on the putting green. She is experienced in postseason collegiate competition, as well as experienced in other high-level tournaments such as the ANWA and the US Women’s Amateur. I look forward to having Katherine’s positive energy within our program, as well as look forward to helping prepare Katherine for her professional career over the next year.”
The Newport Beach, Calif., native is fresh off her best season in college. She started all 13 events this past season for the 16th-ranked Trojans, registering a scoring average of 73.73 (third on the team). Muzi, who played in the 2022 Augusta National Women’s Amateur, registered seven top-20 finishes overall during the 2021-22 season and picked up her first collegiate win at the Pac-12 Preview in the fall thanks to a 54-hole score of 210 (-9). She finished the season ranked No. 67 in the final Golfstat Player Rankings and helped lead Southern Cal to a 10th place finish at the NCAA Championship.
As a junior, Muzi saw action in five events recording a pair of top-20 finishes. She won the Golfweek Moorpark Amateur with a 2-under score of 214 (72-70-72). The victory helped Muzi make a big jump in the World Amateur Golf Rankings, where she currently sets 127th.
She had a highly decorated prep career at Walnut (Calif.) High as the Walnut High School Athlete of the Year, the Foothill Athletic Director Association Women’s Scholar Athlete of the Year and the Hacienda 5 winner for her school as a senior 2018. Muzi was a 2018 AJGA Rolex All-American and helped lead her team to a state championship in 2016.