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Ainhoa Olarra

  • class Senior
  • Hometown San Sebastian, Spain
  • High school National School of Golf Blume
  • class Senior
  • Hometown San Sebastian, Spain
  • High school National School of Golf Blume

Ainhoa Olarra Bio

Senior season (2017-18)
· Golfweek & WGCA All-American (Second Team)
· 2018 SEC Individual Champion
· ANNIKA Award Watch List
· First Team All-SEC
· SEC Academic Honor Roll
Junior season (2016-17)
· WGCA Honorable Mention All-American
· Golfweek Honorable Mention All-American
· Second Team All-SEC
· SEC Academic Honor Roll
Sophomore season (2015-16)
· WGCA Scholar All-American
· SEC Academic Honor Roll
Freshman season (2014-15)
· WGCA Scholar All-American
· SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

· 3rd — Career scoring average (73.44)
· T2nd — Career victories (2)
· 8th — Career top-10 finishes (12)
· T9th — Career top-five finishes (6)
· 1st — Single-season scoring average (71.00 in 2017-18)
· 1st — All-time senior scoring average (71.00 in 2017-18)
· 2nd — All-time junior scoring average (72.71 in 2016-17)
· T3rd — All-time senior top-five finishes (5 in 2017-18)
· T4th — Single-season top-five finishes (5 in 2017-18)
· 6th — Single-season scoring average (72.71 in 2016-17)
· T2nd — Low senior 18-hole score (66 at 2017 Mason Rudolph Championship and 2018 FSU Match-Up)
· T5th — Low 18-hole score (66 at 2017 Mason Rudolph Championship and 2018 FSU Match-Up)
· T6th — Low senior 18-hole score (67 at 2018 Evans Derby Experience)
· T17th — Low 18-hole score (67 at 2018 Evans Derby Experience)
· 2nd — Low 54-hole score (205 at 2017 Tar Heel Invitational)
· 2nd — Low senior 54-hole score (205 at 2017 Tar Heel Invitational)
· 2nd — Low senior 54-hole score (205 at 2017 Tar Heel Invitational)
· T3rd — Low senior 54-hole score (206 at 2018 FSU Match-Up)
· T3rd — Low 54-hole score (206 at 2018 FSU Match-Up)
· T3rd — Low senior 54-hole score (206 at 2018 FSU Match-Up)
· T11th — Low 54-hole score (209 at 2018 SEC Championship and 2018 Evans Derby Experience)

· 2018 SEC Championship
· 2018 FSU Match-Up

Olarra’s Career Bests
18-hole score 66
54-hole score 205
Tournament finish 1st
Top 5 finishes 6
Top 10 finishes 12
Top 20 finishes 17

Emerged as one of the top golfers in the country during her senior season …Ranked fifth in the SEC and 10th in NCAA Division I with a 71.00 stroke average, the lowest single-season mark in program history…Captured the individual title at the 2018 Florida State Match-Up and 2018 SEC Championship to become the third player in school history to notch two or more victories in one season…Totaled the program’s third-lowest 54-hole mark (206, -10) en route to her win at the Florida State Match-Up…Defeated Arkansas’ Maria Fassi in a playoff to garner the individual crown at the SEC Championship after both golfers finished at 7-under 209…Posted the school’s second-lowest three-round total (205, -11) and collected runner-up honors at the 2017 Tar Heel Invitational…Tallied her fourth top-three showing of the season at the 2018 Evans Derby Experience (T3, -7)…Notched a top-five finish (T5, -4) at the 2017 Landfall Tradition…Fired a 6-under 66 twice throughout the season and led the Gamecocks with 18 rounds of par or better…Broke par in 11-straight rounds and posted four-consecutive top-five finishes in a stretch that spanned four tournaments…Placed inside the top 25 in all but two tournaments and turned in the top score among Gamecocks six times on the season.

Enjoyed a breakthrough year as a junior after competing in all 11 tournaments for the Gamecocks…Ranked second on the team with a 72.71 stroke average, the fourth-lowest single-season mark in program history…Four of her five top-10 finishes came during the spring season in a stretch highlighted by a 10th-place showing (223, +7) at the 2017 NCAA Championship…Her performance at the NCAA Championship marked the fifth-best individual finish at the event in school history…Tied for fifth (219, +3) at the 2017 NCAA Columbus Regional following her final-round 70 (-2)…Totaled a career-best 213 (-3) at the 2017 FSU Match-Up en route to eighth-place honors…Posted a top-10 finish (T9, +5) at the 2017 Darius Rucker Intercollegiate and carded a 69 (-3) on the final day of the 2017 SEC Championship to finish in a tie for 25th at 5-over 218…Finished inside the top-25 in all seven spring events…Closed the fall with a pair of top-20 finishes, placing in a tie for 15th (217, +1) at the 2016 Tar Heel Invitational before earning a share of ninth-place (214, -2) at the 2016 Landfall Tradition…Her seven top-20 showings and five top-10 finishes both ranked second on the team…Shot par or better 13 times and match her career-best 18-hole mark (69) three times throughout the year.

Played in all 11 tournaments for South Carolina, boasting the third-lowest stroke average (74.38) on the team…Recorded four top-20 finishes and two top-10 showings, including a career-tying eighth-place performance at the 2016 SEC Championship…Fired a career-low 69 (-3) in the opening round of the SEC Championship and ended her weekend with a 217 (+1), her lowest 54-hole total ever for the Gamecocks…Also posted a 69 (-3) in the second round of the 2016 NCAA Baton Rouge Regional…Placed in a tie for eighth (219, +3) at South Carolina’s spring opener, the 2016 FSU Match-Up…Ended her sophomore campaign with top-20 finishes in three of her last four tournaments…Broke par in two of four rounds at the 2016 NCAA Championship on the way to a 288 (E) to tie for 16th…Her eight rounds of par or better were the third-most among Gamecocks, and she was just one of three South Carolina golfers to notch multiple top-five finishes…Ranked second in the field at the NCAA Championship with 56 pars during the four-round stroke-play portion of the event.

Played as an individual in the Tar Heel Invitational in the fall finishing 94th (79-85-85=249, +33)…earned a spot in the Gamecock lineup for the first time at the spring-opening Florida State Match-Up, finishing T32 with a 54-hole total of 227 (74-81-72, +11)…playing as an individual at the Gamecocks’ home Darius Rucker Intercollegiate, posted her best finish of the season, going 12-over (73-76-76=225, T30)…back in the South Carolina lineup for the Liz Murphey Collegiate, shot an 80 (+8, T30) in the stroke play qualifying round before going 1-2 in the match play portion of the event…wrapped up her season with a T66 finish at the PING/ASU Invitational (75-73-80=228, +12).

Prior to South Carolina
Member of the Spanish National Team…2013 Spanish Ladies Professional Championship, Olarra won this even as an amateur…Claimed first place at the 2013 Spanish Ladies Amateur Championship…Third Place at the 2013 European Club Trophy Championship with rounds of 66-69-72…One of six girls to represent Spain at the European Girls’ Team Championship in 2012, 2011 and 2102. Team claimed third place at the 2013 UEFA European Under 18…2012 Grand Prix des Landes Champion with rounds or 69-72-69-69…First place at the 2012 Spanish National Team Championship with rounds of 69-68-71

Coach Kalen Anderson on Olarra: “Ainhoa Olarra is very feisty. She’s going to bring a lot of spirit and energy to the team.”

Olarra’s Career Stats
Year Tourn. Rds. Strokes Avg. Low 18 Best Finish
2014-15 5 13 1,009 77.61 72 T-30th
2015-16 11 34 2,529 74.38 69 8th
2016-17 11 31 2,254 72.71 69 T5th
2017-18 19 26 1,846 71.00 66 1st
Career 36 104 7,638 73.44 66 1st