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Jia Yang

  • class Senior
  • Hometown Beijing, China
  • High school Dongfang Basuo
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Beijing, China
  • High school Dongfang Basuo

Jia Yang Bio

Senior season (2016-17)
• SEC Academic Honor Roll

Junior season (2015-16)
• WGCA Scholar All-American
• SEC Academic Honor Roll

Sophomore season (2014-15)
• WGCA Scholar All-American
• SEC Academic Honor Roll

Freshman season (2013-14)
• SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

Competed in nine tournaments in her final season at Carolina, posting a 75.80 stroke average…Boasted five top-50 finishes, the final one coming at the 2017 SEC Championship (T42, +8)…Turned in her best performance of the season while playing as an individual at the 2016 Landfall Tradition, placing in a tie for 21st with a 54-hole total of 220 (+4)…Returned to Carolina’s lineup for the spring season and opened 2017 with a 6-over 222 at the Florida State Match-Up to end the tournament in a tie for 33rd…Closed her collegiate career at the 2017 NCAA Columbus Regional and finished par or better three times throughout the season.

Played in nine of South Carolina’s 11 tournaments and finished with a 77.64 stroke average…Her best showing of the season came at the 2016 Wildcat Invitational when she placed in a tie for 22nd (221, +5) while competing as an individual…Broke par once, firing a 71 (-1) in the second round of the Wildcat Invitational…Recorded top-50 finishes at the 2016 FSU Match-Up (T43) and the 2016 Bryan National Collegiate (T49)…Made her second-straight appearance at the SEC Championship, placing in a tie for 66th with a 54-hole total of 236 (+23).

Moved into the Gamecocks’ lineup for the fall season…had her best finish of the fall at the competitive ANNIKA Intercollegiate, finishing T22 after a stellar third-round 69 (73-76-69=218, +2)…at the Tar Heel Invitational, was T59 (77-79-74=230, +14)…in the third tournament of the season shot 81-75-72=228 (+15) to finish T41…also finished T41 at the fall finale at Landfall Tradition (78-71-73=222, +6)…opened the spring with a T23 finish at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate (72-76-75=223, +10)…finished the qualifying round of stroke play at the Liz Murphey Intercollegiate at 9-over (81, T36) before being the only Gamecock to move through the three following match play rounds undefeated (3-0)…entered the PING ASU Invitational as an individual, posting rounds of 69 and 70 to start the weekend before going for an 81 in the third round to finish T27 (220, +4)…tied for 21st in her first SEC Championship appearance, finishing 5-over after rebounding from a first-round 80 by going 71 and 70 in the final two rounds (221, +5)…was T48 at her first NCAA Regional (74-78-77=229, +13)…had a solid NCAA Championship debut, again improving with each round at The Concession Golf Club to tie for 45th (79-77-74=230, +14)

Played in two tournaments, including one as an individual… Finished the season with a 75.83 scoring average… Recorded best finish of the season in her first collegiate tournament, tying for 12th place at the Florida State Match-Up with rounds of 72-78-72=222 (+6)… Finished tied for 68th at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate with rounds of 77-76-80=233 (+20)

Prior to South Carolina
Graduated from Dongfang Basuo High School…Compiled an impressive list of accolades playing round the world…Began playing golf at the age of 10…Worked her way to the top of the China junior golf rankings in 2009…Was also the top-ranked amateur in China in both 2010 and 2011…Two-time winner of the China Citic Bank Amateur Golf Tour Player of the Year (2009, 2011)…Since 2009, captured 15 tournament titles, including the China Amateur Championship (2009), the China Junior Championship (2009) and the Future Collegians World Tour National Championship (2012)…Finished runner-up at the 2012 China Golf National Championship with rounds of 71-69-69-72=281 (-7)…Also played in the 2010 Ladies European Tour Sanya Open and finished tied for 24th with rounds of 77-70-69=216 (E).

Full name is Jia Xin Yang…Born April 10, 1995…Daughter of Ying Yang…Chose South Carolina because of the competitive golf program and having the opportunity to earn the best experience from training and competition.

Yang’s Career Stats
Year Tourn. Rds. Strokes Avg. Low 18 Best Finish
2013-14 2 6 455 75.83 72 T-12th
2014-15 10 28 2,102 75.07 69 T-21st
2015-16 9 25 1,941 77.64 71 T-22nd
2016-17 9 25 1,895 75.80 70 T21st
Career 30 84 6,393 76.11 69 T-12th
Jia Xin Yang