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Hannah Darling

  • class Junior
  • Hometown Midlothian, Scotland
  • Major Psychology
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Midlothian, Scotland
  • Major Psychology

Hannah Darling Bio


  • WGCA First Team All-American (2022, 2023)
  • Golfweek First Team All-American (2022, 2023)
  • ANNIKA Award Finalist (2022, 2023)
  • First Team All-SEC (2022, 2023)
  • SEC Golfer of the Week (10/5/22)
  • SEC All-Freshman Team (2022)
  • WGCA All-American Scholar (2022, 2023)
  • SEC Academic Honor Roll (2022, 2023)


  • Earned First Team All-America honors from both the WGCA and Golfweek again, joining Pauline Roussin-Bouchard, Katelyn Dambaugh and Kristy McPherson as the only multiple First Team All-Americans in program history ; also earned First Team All-SEC honors for the second straight season
  • Finished the season ranked No. 8 in the final Golfstat Player Rankings ; led the team with a 71.83 scoring average, the seventh-lowest, single-season mark in program history
  • Logged four top-fives, six top-10s and eight top-20s in ten stroke play starts which led the Gamecocks in each category
  • Helped guide the Gamecocks to match play for the first time since 2016 after finishing T-18th at the NCAA Championship (May 19-23) with a 72-hole score of 286 (-2) to lead the team ; her total score T-2nd lowest in program history with Katie Burnett, who shot 286 at the 2010 NCAA Championship ; team’s 72-hole score of 1,153 was the lowest in program history by nine shots as Carolina finished fourth in stroke play
  • Shot 210 (-6) helping the team to a runner-up finish at the NCAA Athens Regional (May 8-10) ; fired a 5-under 67 in the final round
  • T-35th at the SEC Championship (April 13-15) ; defeated Auburn’s Megan Schofill 5&4 to push Carolina onto the semifinals of match play
  • T-10th at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic for her first top-10 of the spring ; shot 146 (+2) in the abbreviated, 36-hole event
  • Led the Gamecocks with a T-12th finish at the Nexus Collegiate (Feb. 13-15) in a tough scoring even due to high winds ; shot 223 (+7) with an impressive 2-under 70 in round two
  • Concluded the fall with a T-6th finish at the Landfall Tradition (Oct. 28-30) ; shot 210 (-6) with a final round 66 (-6), which matched a career-low, 18-hole score ; the low number moved her 17 spots up the leaderboard on the final day of the tournament
  • T-3rd at the Jackson T. Stephens Cup shooting 211 (-5) with a final round 68 (-4) ; defeated Phebe Brinker 2&1 in the third place match against Duke
  • Earned runner-up medalist honors for the third time in her career at the Windy City Collegiate Classic (Oct. 3-4) ; made a late charge with a bogey free, final round 68 (-4) to come up one shot shy of eventual champion Amari Avery of Southern Cal ; shot 211 (-5) and was one of just three in the 79-player field to shoot under par ; led the field with 15 birdies over three rounds ; earned SEC Golfer of the Week honors for the first time in her career for the performance
  • T-5th at the season-opening ANNIKA Intercollegiate (Sept. 12-14) with a 54-hole total of 213 (-3) ; fired a career-best 66 (-6) in the second round
  • Named to Preseason ANNIKA Award Watch List
  • T-4that the World Am Team Championship (Aug 24-27) in France ; was just one shot off the pace of the winning score on the individual leaderboard at 7-under ; shot 74-61-65-70 for a 72-hole total of 280 (-6) ; her second round 65 featured seven birdies
  • Advanced to the semifinals of the 2022 Women’s Amateur Championship (June 20-25) ; went 4-1 in match play before falling 2&1 to eventual champion Jessica Baker (England) in the semis
  • Played in the 42nd edition of the Curtis Cup for GB&I at Merion Golf Club (June 10-12)


  • Had one of the best freshman campaigns in school history ; started all 11 tournaments and led the team with a 72.72 scoring average, the second lowest mark in program history trailing only Pauline Roussin-Bouchard
  • Consensus First Team All-American, joining Roussin-Bouchard as the only freshmen in program history to earn First Team All-America status
  • Shot par or better 14 times and led the team with five top-five finishes, seven top-10s and eight top-20s
  • Did not place at the NCAA Championship (May 20-25) after missing the third round due to illness ; returned for the medal round on Monday and shot 69 (-3) and was one of just three players in the field to shoot in the 60s in round four
  • Finished fifth at the NCAA Tallahassee Regional (May 10-12) with a 54-hole total of 216 (E)
  • T-9th at the SEC Championship (April 13-15) after shooting 217 (+1) ; defeated Alabama’s Polly Mack 2&1 in the match play quarterfinals
  • Made the cut and T-27th at the 2022 Augusta National Women’s Amateur (March 30-April 2) ; shot 228 (+12)
  • T-5th helping the team to victory at the Liz Murphy Collegiate Classic (March 25-27); shot 219 (+3)
  • T-2nd at the Valspar Invitational (March 12-13) helping the team to a co-title with Ole Miss
  • Shot 213 (-3) at the Landfall Tradition (Oct. 29-31) in a team win and finished T-4th ; after opening with a 76 (+4), shot 69 (-3) in round two and 68 (-4) in round three
  • Had an impressive collegiate debut in a strong field at the ANNIKA Intercollegiate ; shot a season-best 205 (-11) with a 66 (-6) in the opening round and another 66 (-6) in the final round while earning runner-up medalist honors ; Gamecocks won the event by seven shots
  • Played for GB&I in the 41stedition of the Curtis Cup (Aug. 26-28)


  • Steps on campus ranked No. 25 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings and No. 11 in the European Golf Association Women’s Rankings
  • Won the 2021 R&A Girls Amateur Championship at Fulford Golf Club (Aug. 9-14) ; finished second in stroke play to earn the No. 2 seed in match play ; trailed for just three holes in her five matches ; defeated Ireland’s Beth Coutler 2-up in the final
  • Medalist in the stroke play portion of the 2021 European Ladies’ Team Championships at Royal Country Down Golf Club competing for Scotland
  • Played for Europe in the 2019 Junior Solheim Cup and for the GB&I squad in the 2019 Junior Vagliano Trophy
  • 2019 Scottish Open Girls champion
  • Finished 5th at the 2019 European Ladies Championship, sixth at the 2019 ANNIKA Invitational – Europe and sixth at the 2019 World Junior Girls Championship
  • Won the Scottish Girls Amateur Championship in both 2017 and 2018


  • Daughter of David and Moira Darling – has an older brother, Callum Scott
  • Dad participated in sprinting and rugby at the national level
  • Favorite Scottish food is haggis
  • Psychology major
Year Events Rounds Low 54 Low 18 Par/Better Top 5 Top 10 Top 20 Strokes Average
2021-22 11 32 205 67 14 5 7 8 2,327 72.72
2022-23 10 30 210 66 17 4 6 8 2,155 71.83
Total 21 62 205 66 31 9 13 16 4,482 72.29