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Sophia Burnett

  • class Junior
  • Hometown Hilton Head Island, S.C.
  • High school Hilton Head Preparatory
  • Previous School Furman
  • Major Political Science
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Hilton Head Island, S.C.
  • High school Hilton Head Preparatory
  • Previous School Furman
  • Major Political Science

Sophia Burnett Bio

AWARDS/HONORS

  • SoCon Academic Honor Roll (2021-22)

2022-23

 

PRIOR TO SOUTH CAROLINA

  • Spent two seasons at Furman (2020-22)
  • Played in 16 tournaments for the Paladins, recording a 75.40 scoring average in 47 rounds played ; had four top-20s and three top-10s including a pair top-five finishes – all coming in the 2021-22 season
  • Finished T-10th at the 2022 NCAA Stillwater Regional ; shot 219 (+3) on a difficult layout at Karsten Creek with a final round 71 (-1)
  • Had a career-best fourth place finish at the 2022 SoCon Championship ; shot 221 (+5) with an opening round 70 (-2)
  • Logged a career-best, 54-hole score at the Lady Paladin Invitational in the fall of 2021 ; shot 214 (-2) to take solo fifth ; fired an 18-hole, career-best score of 67 (-5) in round two
  • Saw action in five events as a true freshman during the 2020-21 season at Furman
  • Top ranked golfer in the state of South Carolina (35th nationally) coming out of high school
  • Attended Hilton Head Prep and helped lead the team to three-straight state titles
  • Two-time AAA all-state selection
  • Recipient of the Hilton Head Junior Golf Association’s Sportsmanship of the Year Award
  • Played in the 2018 U.S. Junior Girls Championship
  • 2016 Drive, Chip and Putt finalist at Augusta National

PERSONAL

  • Born on July 3, 2002
  • Political science major
  • Member of the National Honor Society in high school
  • Has volunteered on numerous occasions at the PGA TOUR’s RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links, which takes place every April the week after The Masters
CAREER STATISTICS
Year Events Rounds Low 54 Low 18 Par/Better Top 5 Top 10 Top 20 Strokes Average
2020-21* 5 15 230 71 2 1,171 78.07
2021-22* 11 32 214 67 10 2 3 4 2,373 74.16
2022-23
Total 16 47 214 67 12 2 3 4 3,544 75.40

*at Furman

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