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Justine Dreher

  • class Junior
  • Hometown Valbonne, France
  • High school Lycée Audiberti
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Valbonne, France
  • High school Lycée Audiberti

Justine Dreher Bio

Senior season (2014-15)
· WGCA First-Team All-America
· Golfweek First-Team All-America
· WGCA All-Region
· SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year
· WGCA Scholar All-American
· First-Team All-SEC
· SEC Academic Honor Roll

Junior season (2013-14)
· WGCA Honorable Mention All-American
· First-Team All-SEC
· NGCA Scholar All-American
· SEC Academic Honor Roll

Sophomore season (2012-13)
· NGCA Scholar All-American
· SEC Academic Honor Roll

Freshman season (2011-12)
· SEC All-Freshman Team
· NGCA Scholar All-American
· SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

· 2nd — Career scoring average (74.66)
· 2nd — Career top-five finishes (9)
· 6th — Career top-10 finishes (10)

· 1st — Single-season scoring average (72.53 in 2014-15)
· 2nd — Single-season top-five finishes (6, 2014-15)
· 5th — All-time freshman scoring average (75.50 in 2011-12)
· 1st — All-time junior scoring average (73.36 in 2013-14)
· 1st — All-time senior scoring average (72.53 in 2014-15)

· 1st — Low 54-hole score (207 at 2015 ANNIKA Intercollegiate)
· 7th — Low 54-hole score (211 at 2014 NCAA East Regional)
· 10th — Low 54-hole score (212 at 2015 SEC Championship)

· 2014 ANNIKA Intercollegiate

Dreher’s Career Bests
18-hole score 66
54-hole score 207
Tournament finish 1st
Top 5 finishes 9
Top 10 finishes 13
Top 20 finishes 23


Posted the lowest single-season scoring average in program history at 72.53 in 2014-15…ranks second in program history with nine career top-five results while her career scoring average of 74.12 is second-best all-time at South Carolina…finished in the top five at six of her 11 events, only falling out of the top 25 once all season…her six top-five finishes in 2014-15 is just one off of Kristy McPherson’s school record of seven set in 2002-03…turned heads in the Gamecocks’ fall opener at the ANNIKA Intercollegiate, capturing medalist honors and leading South Carolina to the team win in one of the most competitive fields of the season…fired a pair of 68s in the first two rounds of the ANNIKA and recorded a 71 in the third round to finish at 9-under (207)…her 54-hole score of 207 at the ANNIKA tied Kristy McPherson’s 2001 SEC Championship total as the lowest in school history…earned Golfweek Player of the Week honors for her performance at the ANNIKA…at the Tar Heel Invitational the following week, finished T17 with rounds of 75-71-73=219 (+3)…notched her second top-five finish of the season at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate, firing rounds of 73-71-73=217 (+4) as the Gamecocks captured three of the top four spots on the way to their second team win of the season…wrapped up the fall at the Landfall Tradition with a T24 finish (75-74-71=220, +4)…shot par or better in 6 of 12 rounds in the fall season…picked up where she left off to start the spring season, collecting a T5 result at the Florida State Match-Up (72-72-73=217, +1)…struggled at the Gamecocks’ home tournament — the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate — finishing T47 (79-73-76=228, +15)…bounced back to finish second (72, E) in the stroke play qualifying round at the Liz Murphey Collegiate before going 0-2-1 in the match play portion of the event…brought home a T10 finish from the regular-season finale, shooting rounds of 71-71-74=215 (-1) at the PING ASU Invitational…tied for fourth with teammate Katelyn Dambaugh at the SEC Championships, posting rounds of 70-72=70 (212, -4) to lead South Carolina to a second-straight runner-up finish at the conference event…continued to stay in form at the NCAA East Regional, leading four Gamecocks in the top 25 as they captured the NCAA East Regional championship…Dreher shot even-par (71-73-72=216, E) at the event, posting her fifth career postseason top-five finish, tying for fifth…earned a career-best NCAA Championship finish after advancing to the fourth and final round of stroke play with teammate Katelyn Dambaugh…shot rounds of 76-76-74-72 (298, +10) to tie for 16th at The Concession Golf Club.


Earned WGCA All-American Honorable Mention and First Team All-SEC honors… Proved to be one the Gamecock’s top golfers… Played in all 11 tournaments, including one as an individual… Was the low finisher at six tournaments, including the SEC Championship and the NCAA East Regional… Ranked second on the team in scoring with an average of 73.36, which ranks third all-time for a single season and first among juniors in school history… Tied for the team lead with eight top-20, five top-10 and two top-five finishes … Led the team in rounds of par or better with 14…. Career scoring average of 74.70 currently ranks fifth in program history… Opened the season with a tie for sixth finish at the Cougar Classic with rounds of 71-73-70=214 (-2)… Recorded second top-10 finish of the season at the Tar Heel Invitational with a seventh-place showing with rounds of 70-71-73=214 (-2)… Also finished in seventh place at the Bryan National Collegiate with rounds of 72-73-76=221 (+5)… Helped lead the Gamecocks’ to a first-place showing at the PING ASU Invitational, turning in three consecutive rounds of par and finishing in a tie for 12th place… Best finish of the season was a fourth-place showing at the SEC Championship where she was instrumental in South Carolina’s second-place finish… Recorded a new career-best 54-hole score of 211 (-5) and new career-best 18-hole score of 66 (-6) at the NCAA East Regional with rounds of 75-70-66=211 (-5) to finish tied for fourth and help secure the Gamecock’s second place finish and fifth-straight NCAA Championship berth… Competed in her third-straight NCAA Championship and finished tied for 74th with rounds of 80-73-73-70=296 (+16).

Steadying force in the lineup…Played in all 11 tournaments…Ranked third on the team in scoring with an average of 75.47…Career scoring average of 75.48 currently ranks fourth all-time at South Carolina…Tied for the team lead with three top-20 finishes…Recorded back-to-back top-20 finishes with a tie for 15th finish at the weather-shortened Landfall Tradition with a total of 73 (+1) and a tie for 12th showing at the UCF Challenge with a career-best total of 218 (+2)…Matched career low with a first-round 68 at he UCF Challenge…Delivered career-best finish at the SEC Championship, tying for third place with rounds of 74-76-76=226 (+10) to lead the Gamecocks to a third-place finish…Tied for 39th at the NCAA West Regional with rounds of 72-78-73=223 (+10) to help South Carolina finish fourth and secure the program’s fourth-straight NCAA Championship berth…Finished tied for 48th at the NCAA Championship with rounds of 77-77-73-73=300 (+12)…Made it to the match-play quarterfinals of the Ladies’ British Open Amateur Championship in June.

Named to SEC All-Freshman Team…Competed in eight of 11 tournaments…Came on strong in the spring with three top-20 finishes…Produced a tie for 19th finish at the NCAA East Regional with rounds of 70-73-78=221, helping lead the Gamecocks to their second East Regional title in three years…Third on the team with a 75.50 stroke average, which ranks third all-time at South Carolina for a freshman…Best finish of the season was a tie for 12th showing at the SEC Championship with rounds of 77-75-78=230 (+14)…Fired a second-round 68 at the Tar Heel Invitational, which is the lowest round ever by a freshman at South Carolina…Tied for 77th at the NCAA Championship with rounds of 77-77-75-75=304.

Prior to South Carolina
Graduated from Lycée Audiberti in 2010…Has compiled an impressive playing resume in Europe…Ranked the No. 9 golfer in France…After picking up the game in 2002, she was the runner-up at the 2006 French Youth Championship…Earned first tournament victory in 2008 at the Grand Prix de Cap d’Agde, then later that year finished in the top 15 at the Internationaux Juniors Filles and was the top French player in the field…Won the Ladies French International in 2009 and the Ladies Italian International in 2011…Finished in the top 10 in the Ladies European Championship in 2011…Member of the French National Team…Has competed for her country at both the European Girls’ Team Championship and European Women’s Team Championships.

Full name is Justine Anne-Marguerite Dreher…Born June 29, 1992…Parents are Freddy and Patricia Dreher…Majoring in sport and entertainment management.

Dreher’s Career Stats
Year Tourn. Rds. Strokes Avg. Low 18 Best Finish
2011-12 8 24 1,812 75.50 68 T-12th
2012-13 11 32 2,415 75.47 68 T-3rd
2013-14 11 33 2,421 73.36 66 4th
2014-15 11 32 2,321 72.53 68 1st
Career 41 121 8,969 74.12 66 1st