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Elena Hualde
Elena  Hualde

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Pamplona, Spain

High School:
Miravalles

2016 Fall Kickoff Co-Medalist
2017 Auburn-Tennessee Challenge Medalist
2017 Freshman All-SEC Team
SEC Freshman of the Week (3/1/17)

Freshman Year (2016-17)
Played in all 12 varsity team events ... Finished as medalist in two events as a freshman ... Was co-medalist in first collegiate event, shooting 73-68=141 (-3) to tie for first at Fall Kickoff ... Won Auburn-Tennessee Challenge by three strokes, shooting 68-72=140 (-4) at the AU Club ... Named SEC Freshman of the Week (3/1) after AU-UT win ... Had three other top-20 results during the season ... Finished sixth at Mason Rudolph Championship, shooting 68-72-72=212 (-4) ... Tied for seventh at UCF Challenge with rounds of 71-67-72=210 (-6); second-round 67 was season-low... Earned a top-20 in first collegiate postseason appearance, leading Auburn with a 19th-place tie at the NCAA Athens Regional with rounds of 75-72-73=220 (+4) ... Tied for 24th at Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic qualifying with a 78 (+6) ... Posted scores of 79-70-72=221 (+5) to tie for 35th at Briar's Creek Invitational ... Tied for 33rd at SEC Championship with scores of 77-72-72=221 (+5) ... Shot 74-73-74=221 (+5) at Cougar Classic to tie for 50th ... Closed strong at Pinehurst Challenge to tie for 37th, posting scores of 76-78-71=225 (+9) ... Finished fall season with tie for 26th at Maryb S. Kauth Invitational, shooting 74-72-73=219 (+3) ... Led Auburn with scoring average of 72.94 ... 17 of 32 rounds on the season were at even par or better ... Had at least one round of par or better in 11 of 12 events ... Named to SEC All-Freshman Team.

Prior to Auburn
Was the fifth-ranked junior golfer in Spain under age 18 ... T-3rd at 2015 European Girls Team Championship in stroke play and helped the Spanish team to the tournament title ... Also competed at 2016 European Girls Team Championship, finished T-30th in stroke play ... T-5th at 2015 Spanish Ladies International ... T-7th at 2015 Grand Prix des Landes ... T-9th at 2015 Biarritz Cup ... Also competed at British Girls Junior ... Best score in competition was a 64.

Personal
Full name is Elena Maria Hualde Zúñiga ... Parents are Ana Zúñiga Fonseca and Luis Hualde Manso ... Has two brothers, Pablo and Jaime, and a sister, Victoria ... Home course is Club de Golf Castilo de Gorraiz ... Enrolled in the Ginn College of Engineering.

Hualde's Career Stats
Year Tourn. Rds. Strokes Avg. Low 18 Best Finish
2016-17 12 32 2,334 72.94 67 1st
Career 12 32 2,334 72.94 67 1st
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