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Katie Burnett

  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Brunswick, Ga.
  • High school Brunswick
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Brunswick, Ga.
  • High school Brunswick

Katie Burnett Bio

2011-12 Gamecock Spotlight Video

  • 2012 Second Team All-SEC
  • 2012 Capital One Academic All-District 4 At-Large Team
  • 2012 SEC Community Service Team
  • 2012 Team MVP
  • 2011 NGCA All-American Scholar Team
  • 2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2011 Team MVP
  • 2010 NCAA East Regional Champion
  • 2010 NGCA Honorable Mention All-American
  • 2010 Golfweek All-American
  • 2010 All-SEC Second Team
  • 2010 Team MVP
  • 2010 NGCA All-American Scholar
  • 2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2009 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll
  • 2009 NGCA All-American Scholar
Burnett’s Career Bests
18-hole score 66
54-hole score 210
Tournament finish 1st
Top 10 finishes 14
Top 20 finishes 25

Second team All-SEC…Team MVP for the third straight year…Has never missed an event in four years…Leads the team in scoring with a stroke average of 72.94, which ranks first all-time for a single season at South Carolina…Lowered her career scoring average to 74.18 to move into first in program history in career scoring…Team’s top finisher in all 11 events on the season and in 31 of 44 events for her career…Produced a team-high five top-five finishes, including a fifth-place showing at the NCAA Championship, the best ever by a Gamecock at the national tournament…NCAA Championship total of 288 is the second best 72-hole total in school history…Recorded 13 rounds of par or better…Second-round 66 at the Cougar Classic tied for the lowest round in school history…Posted a team-best 54-hole score of 212 at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic, which ranks as the eighth best total all-time at South Carolina…Turned in best finish of the season with a tie for third showing at the NCAA East Regional…Tied for fourth at the Landfall Tradition with rounds of 76-76-72=224 (+8)…Finished in a tie for 12th at the SEC Championship with rounds of 80-75-75=230 (+14)… Named to Capital One Academic All-District 4 At-Large Team…South Carolina’s female nominee for the SEC H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar Athlete of the Year award.

Team MVP for second straight year…Team’s leader in scoring average at 75.03…Enters senior season with career stroke average of 74.59, which ranks tied for second in school history with former teammate Benedicte Toumpsin…South Carolina’s top finisher in seven of 11 tournaments…Was Gamecocks’ top finisher at NCAA Championship for second straight year, tying for 37th place at 71-80-70-78=299 (+11) at the Texas A&M Traditions Club in College Station, Texas…Her 72-hole score of 299 was the seventh-best in school history…Helped team to 18th-place finish at NCAA Championship with third-best team 72-hole score in school history (1211)…Recorded two top-10 finishes during the season…Best finish was a tie for fourth place at season-opening Cougar Classic, where she shot 75-69-70=214 (-2)…54-hole score was one of the 10 best in school history…Earned a tie for eighth place at UCF Challenge with 72-67-77=216 (E); second-round 67 was one stroke shy of the school record and equaled a personal best as a Gamecock…Just missed a top-20 at the Landfall Tradition as she tied for 22nd place…Best Gamecock finish in tough week at Pac-10/SEC Challenge, tying for 47th place…Tied for 24th at SEC Championship…Recorded nine rounds at par or better…Has never missed an event in three seasons…Withdrew from final round of Bryan National Collegiate with illness.

NGCA Honorable Mention All-American…Golfweek Honorable Mention All-American…Second Team All-SEC…Voted as the team’s MVP… Was Gamecocks’ top finisher at NCAA Championship, shooting 72-74-69-71=286 (-2) to tie for ninth place; second-best NCAA finish in school history…Captured her first collegiate title at the NCAA East Regional, shooting 67-72-71=210 (-6) to earn medalist honors by one shot over Auburn’s Carlie Yadloczky…Led team to program’s first NCAA Regional championship…Her 67 in first round of NCAA Regional tied for second-best score in school history…Has posted eight top-20 finishes in 10 full-field events… Was the team’s top finisher in eight tournaments…Has turned in nine rounds at par or better…Prior to NCAA Regional, best finish came at season-opening NGCA Match Play Qualifying, where she tied for third with 69-75=144 (E)…Finished 15th at SEC Championship, leading the Gamecocks to a seventh-place finish…Career scoring average of 74.37 ranks first in school history… Her 73.59 scoring average for the season ties for the second-best all-time at South Carolina.

Played in all 10 tournaments as a freshman, recording the second-best stroke average on the team (75.27)…ranks as the best scoring average for a freshman in Gamecock women’s golf history and ninth all-time among all players…made a big splash in her collegiate debut with an eighth-place finish at the Cougar Classic, shooting a pair of 70s in the first two rounds…her score of 213 (-1) was the best-ever 54-hole score by a Carolina freshman and the seventh-best overall tournament total in Gamecock history…had three more top-20 finishes on the season, including a 17th-place showing at the Lady Tar Heel Invitational, 16th at the LSU Classic (final-round 70) and a tie for 20th at the Bryan National Collegiate…was the low Carolina finisher in three tournaments…advanced to the second round of match play at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship, her first competition in a USGA championship event.

Prior to South Carolina
Earned four golf letters for coach Bonita Tanner’s Pirates, earning team MVP honors all four years … holds school records for lowest nine-hole and 18-hole scores … captured the 2008 Georgia AAAA state tournament individual title … won four events in 2008 – the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour Southeast Georgia Open, the David A. Wall Invitational, the Lady Bear Invitational and the University of Florida Junior Championship … was a 2007 Wendy’s Heisman Nominee … named 2006 Georgia PGA Player of the Year, winning the organization’s Stroke Average Award that year as well … posted three tournament victories in 2007, winning the Georgia Peach, the Doublegate Junior Classic SJGT and the David A Wall, and was top three at two other AJGA events … helped team to back-to-back third-place finishes in the region tournament (2006, 2007) … also played softball and basketball at Brunswick … holds school records for lowest ERA and highest batting average and pitched in the team’s regional championship game in 2005.

Katelyn M. Burnett was born on Oct. 16, 1989, in Brunswick, Ga. … parents are Rod and Lisa Burnett … has an older brother, Ben … major is experimental psychology with a minor in biological sciences.

Burnett’s Career Stats
Year Tourn. Rds. Strokes Avg. Low 18 Best Finish
2008-09 10 30 2,258 75.27 70 8th
2009-10 12 34 2,502 73.58 67 1st
2010-11 11 33 2,476 75.03 67 T-4th
2011-12 11 33 2,407 72.94 66 T-3rd
Career 44 130 9,643 74.18 66 1st