NGCA All-American Scholar
Auburn Top Tiger
Sophomore Year (Fall 2008)
Finished the season with a 75.93 stroke average... Competed in five tournaments... Turned in her top finish at the Derby Invitational where she tied for 10th (75-74-74) for a season-low 223... Also played at the NCAA Preview (t-30th), the Mason Rudolph Championship (t-74th), the Tar Heel Invitational (t-53rd) and in the Hooter's Match Play Qualifying (t-24th).
Freshman Year (2007-08)
Named to NGCA All-American Scholar Team... Finished the year with a 77.57 stroke average... Tied for 75th at the NCAA Championship (75-78-75-80--308)... Tied for 55th at the NCAA East Regional (77-75-79--231)... Tied for 67th at the Wildcat Invitational, tied for 50th at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic and finished 55th at the Bryan National Collegiate... Finished fall play with a 76.17 stroke average... Competed in five tournaments, two as an individual... Turned in a season-low 227 at the Alabama-Ann Rhoads Intercollegiate where she finished 27th (71-80-76)... Also played at the Tennessee Mercedes-Benz Collegiate (t-72nd), Margaret Moses Branch Fall Preview (t-51st) and Mason Rudolph Championship (t-66th).
Prior to Auburn
Won AJGA Mindmatters Junior Championship in 2005... AJGA honorable mention Rolex All-American in 2005... Second in AJGA Nationwide Insurance Tournament(2006)... Finished second in AJGA Defense for America Classic (2007)... Two-time AJGA Scholastic All-American... Eight top-10 finishes in AJGA events ... Qualified for 2005 U.S. Girls Junior and 2007 U.S. Women's Amateur.
Two-time Golfer of the Year and MVP... Led high school team to three league titles, two San Diego section titles and a California state title... Three-time first team All-San Diego... San Diego Tribune All-Academic First Team (2005, 2006).
Full name is Sarah Elizabeth Thead... Parents are William and Mary Thead... Has two brothers, Byron and Nathan and one sister, Julia... Born June 10, 1989.