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Hannah Darling

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

Hannah Darling Bio

AWARDS/HONORS

  • WGCA First Team All-American (2022)
  • Golfweek First Team All-American (2022)
  • First Team All-SEC (2022)
  • SEC All-Freshman Team (2022)
  • WGCA All-American Scholar (2022)
  • SEC Academic Honor Roll (2022)

2022-23

  • Named to Preseason ANNIKA Award Watch List
  • T-4th at 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 Amatuer 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)

2021-22

  • 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)

PRIOR TO SOUTH CAROLINA

  • 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

PERSONAL

  • Daughter of David and Moira Darling – has a older brother, Callum Scott
  • Dad participated in sprinting and rugby at the national level
  • Favorite Scottish food is haggis
  • Psychology major
CAREER STATISTICS
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
Total 11 32 205 67 14 5 7 8 2,327 72.72

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