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Michaela Owen
Michaela  Owen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Suwanee, Ga.

High School:
Lambert

04/17/2016

2016 SEC Women's Golf Championship - Sunday

Auburn women's golf at the 2016 SEC Women's Golf Championship on Sunday, April 17, 2016, in Birmingham, Ala.

04/16/2016

4-16-2016 SEC Women's Golf Championship

4-16-2016 SEC Women's Golf Championship

Junior Year (2016-17)
Competed in all 12 team events as a junior ... Earned team-best six top-20 finishes during the season ... Led Auburn in scoring average for the fall (72.57), playing in all five events ... Finished in top 20 in all five fall tournaments ... Earned back-to-back top-10 finishes at Cougar Classic (7th) and Pinehurst Challenge (6th) ... Was under par all three rounds at Cougar Classic with scores of 68-71-71=210 (-6) ... Shot 71-74-73=218 (+2) at Pinehurst Challenge ... Tied for 16th at Maryb S. Kauth Invitational with scores of 73-70-74=217 (+1) ... Shot 71-75-73=219 (+3) to tie for 18th at Mason Rudolph Championship ... Opened fall season with tie for 20th at Fall Kickoff, shooting 75-77=152 (+8) ... Best spring finish came in Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic qualifying where she tied for 18th with a 77 (+5) ... Went 2-0-1 in match play at Liz Murphey, defeating Arkansas' Cara Gorlei, 2 and 1, and USC's Allisen Corpuz, 2 and 1 ... Was Auburn's top finisher at the Briar's Creek Invitational, shooting 72-75-72=219 (+3) to tie for 22nd ... Posted two rounds under par to tie for 28th at UCF Challenge with scores of 70-76-71=217 (+1) ... Tied for 36th at SEC Championship with 76-74-72=222 (+6) ... Tied for 59th in NCAA Athens Regional, shooting 77-77-75=229 (+13) ... Recorded 11 rounds at par or better throughout the season ... Tied teammate Kelli Murphy for second-best scoring average on team with 74.09 ... 31 of 32 rounds counted toward the team score.

Sophomore Year (2015-16)
Played in all nine team events as a sophomore ... Was Auburn's leader in scoring average at 75.64, an improvement of 3.99 strokes from her freshman season ... Earned Auburn's top stroke-play finish in four events ... Best finish was a tie for fourth in the stroke-play portion of the Liz Murphey Collegiate Championship, where she shot 71 (-1) in the 18-hole qualifying round ... Also won two matches at the Liz Murphey, defeating Arkansas' Regina Plasencia, 4 and 3, and defeating Oregon State's Hannah Swanson, 4 and 2 ... Tied for 36th to lead Auburn at Tar Heel Invitational with rounds of 74-74-77=225 (+9) ... Posted scores of 73-70-79=222 (+9) to tie for 26th at Darius Rucker Intercollegiate; second-round 70 was a season-best ... Led Auburn with a T-43 finish at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic, shooting 73-81-73=227 (+11) ... Played in first SEC Championship, tying for 40th with scores of 76-78-75=229 (+13) ... Also competed at Stanford Intercollegiate and LSU Tiger Golf Classic.

Freshman Year (2014-15)
Played in three tournaments as a freshman ... Tied for 22nd at Lady Bulldog Individual Championship with rounds of 84-80=161 (+20) ... Competed as an individual at Lady Puerto Rico Classic, finishing 43rd with scores of 78-77-75=230 (+14) ... Was part of the Auburn starting lineup for the first time at Bryan National Collegiate; shot 80-86-85=251 (+35) to finish 87th.

Prior to Auburn
Came to Auburn ranked 129th in the AJGA Polo Junior Golf Rankings ... Had been ranked as high as 74th ... Runner-up at 2014 Will Claxton Junior at Auburn University Club ... Graduated a year early from Lambert High School ... Won 2013 GHSA Class 6A State Championship, tying for medalist honors and winning a playoff ... School record-holder in several categories at Lambert HS ... Won three times in the last year on the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour ... Medalist at U.S. Girls' Junior Amateur qualifier in Prattville, Ala., in 2013 ... Won 2013 SJGT UGA Golf Course Junior Classic.

Owen's Career Stats
Year Tourn. Rds. Strokes Avg. Low 18 Best Finish
2014-15 3 8 645 80.63 75 T-22nd
2015-16 9 25 1,891 75.64 70 T-4th
2016-17 12 32 2,371 74.09 68 T-6th
Career 24 65 4,907 75.49 68 T-4th

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