2012-2013 FINAL SUN CONFERENCE RANKING: 6
2012-2013 FINAL NAIA NATIONAL RANKING: NR
MacPhee Named NAIA Second Team All American
May 29, 2013
Senior women's golfer Jessica MacPhee placed an exclamation point on her TU women's golf career being named a NAIA Women's Golf Second Team All American. The honor marks the first time in the programs history that a student athlete is named to the All America team.
The native of Langley, British Columbia - Canada most recently finished 46th overall at the 2013 NAIA Women's Golf National Championships. She played in three National Championships during her four years at TU. During the 2012-13 season she topped the leader board at two tournaments and collected six Top Ten finishes and four Top Five finishes. MacPhee also finished fifth at the Sun Conference Championships in April.
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Senior Jessica MacPhee Ends TU Career on Day Three of National Championships
May 23, 2013
Jessica MacPhee ended her career at TU on day three of the NAIA Women's Golf National Championships this afternoon at the Wilderness Ridge Golf Club in Lincoln, NE.
The senior shot an 82 (+10) on day three and failed to make the cut for the final round of play. MacPhee finished in a tie for 46th overall with a 240 (82/76/82, +24) over the first 72 holes. The native of Langley, British Columbia - Canada finishes her stellar Lady Night Hawk with three national tournament appearances and will leave TU as the most prolific golfer in the programs history.
"I am very proud of what Jessica accomplished this year", said TU Head Women's Golf Coach Peter Ireland. "She struggled today, but that should not take away from everything she did this year and throughout her Thomas University career. There is no doubt in my mind that she will go down as one of the most decorated athletes in school history."
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MacPhee Climbs Table on Day Two of National Championships
May 22, 2013
TU Women's Golfer Jessica MacPhee climbed the table by 34 spots into a tie for 35th overall on day two of the NAIA Women's Golf National Championships this afternoon at the Wilderness Ridge Golf Club in Lincoln, NE.
The senior improved by six strokes, shooting a 76 (+4) in the second 18 of the championships. MacPhee, after shooting an 82 in round one, leaped into a six way tie for the 35th spot with a overall score of 158 after 36 holes. At the 2012 National Championships, MacPhee faced a similar challenge of needing to climb the table and jumped ten spots from 25th to a tie for 15th in round three after a round two knocked her from #1 to #25.
"Jessica's short game was really sharp today", said TU Head Women's Golf Coach Peter Ireland. "She struggled again today off the tee, but she made up for it with great putting and chipping."
Round two action continues tomorrow at 7:30 CDT.
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Tough Opening Round for MacPhee at National Championship
May 21, 2013
Senior Women's Golfer Jessica MacPhee encountered a tough opening round at the NAIA Women's Golf National Championships this afternoon at the Wilderness Ridge Golf Club in Lincoln, NE.
MacPhee shot an 82 (+10), finishing round one in a tie for 69th overall in a field featuring 142 of the top NAIA women's golfers in the country. "She struggled off the tee today which is normally her biggest strength", said Head Women's Golf Coach Peter Ireland. "On this course if your not in the fairway it can be very tough. If she can keep the ball in the fairway for the rest of the tournament she can absolutely jump back into contention."
Round two action continues tomorrow at 7:30 CDT.
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TU Women's Golfer Set For NAIA Women's Golf National Championship
May 20, 2013
TU Senior Women's Golfer Jessica MacPhee will open play at the NAIA Women's Golf National Championships on Tuesday May 21 at the Wilderness Ridge Golf Club in Lincoln, NE.
MacPhee will be making her third appearance at the National Tournament and her second in a row. She received an At Large bid to this years tournament as a 2012 All Tournament Selection.
Round one will tee of at 7:30 CDT, with round two action continuing on Wednesday.
Women's Golfer Jessica MacPhee Named All Sun Conference
April 23, 2013
Senior Women's Golfer Jessica MacPhee was honored for a great season being named to the All Sun Conference Team.
The native of Langley, British Columbia - Canada topped the Leader board at two tournaments during the year and collected six Top Ten finishes and four Top Five finishes. She most recently finished fifth at the TSC Championships and will next make her 3rd appearance (second consecutive) at the NAIA National Championships May 21-24 at the Wilderness Ridge Golf Club in Lincoln, NE.
MacPhee, along with junior Jessica Thunberg were selected to the Academic All Conference team.
MacPhee 5th at TSC Championships
April 23, 2013
Senior Jessica MacPhee led all TU women's golfers with a 5th place finish at the 2013 Sun Conference Championships played the last two days at the Oldfield Golf Club in Bluffton, SC.
MacPhee shot a 156 (80/76, +12) and finished two strokes out of third place overall. Freshman Jordan Patton finished tied for 15th with a 164 (+20) overall with a 84 in round one and 80 in round two. Junior Jessica Thunberg was the final Lady Night Hawk participating, shooting a 173 (90/83, +29) and finishing in a tie for 27th.
The TSC Championships wrapped up the season for the Lady Night Hawks. Macphee, after a Top Ten finish in 2012, will now prepare for her 3rd appearance (second consecutive) at the NAIA National Championships May 21-24 at the Wilderness Ridge Golf Club in Lincoln, NE.
Top Ten Finish for Patton
April 8, 2013
Freshman Jordan Patton finished in a tie for eighth at the 2013 Bash at the Beach in Daytona Beach, FL.
Patton shot a 158 (82/76, +14) over the two rounds of action. Senior Jessica MacPhee finished in a tie for 16th after shooting a 166 (80/86, +22), breaking a streak of four straight top 10 finishes. Junior Jessica Thunberg shot a 178 (94/84, +34), finishing tied for 43rd.
The three Lady Night Hawks will next compete in the Sun Conference Championships April 22-23 at the Oldfield Golf Club in Bluffton, SC.
Macphee Wins Individual Title at Eagle Invite
March 19, 2013
Senior women's golfer Jessica MacPhee took home the Individual Title at the 2013 Eagle Invitational played the last two days at the LPGA Golf Club in Daytona Beach, FL.
MacPhee shot a 144 (74/70), finishing two under over the two rounds of action. It was her fourth straight top ten finish and her second individual title in the last three tournaments. Freshman Jordan Patton had her third straight top ten finish after shooting a 152 (76/76, +6), good for a seventh place tie. With only three golfers competing, the Lady Night Hawks only participated in individual scoring.
The Lady Night Hawks will return to the greens on April 6th, when they open play at the Embry Riddle Bash at the Beach in Daytona Beach, FL.
Two Lady Night Hawk Golfers in Top 10 at Warner Invite
March 5, 2013
Two Lady Night Hawks golfers finished in the Top 10 at the Warner Invitational played the last two days at the Sun n Lake Golf Club in Sebring, FL.
Senior Jessica MacPhee shot a 167 (83/83/+23) over the 36 holes and finished sixth overall, nine strokes off the mark. It was the third top ten finish in a row for MacPhee. Freshman Jordan Patton had her second consecutive top ten finish after finishing tied for eighth with a 170 (89/81/+26). With only three golfers competing, the Lady Night Hawks only participated in individual scoring.
TU will next compete in the Embry Riddle Eagle Invitational March 18-19 at the LPGA Golf Club in Daytona Beach, FL.
MacPhee Tops the Field at Start 2 Finish Invite
February 20, 2013
Senior women's golfer Jessica MacPhee topped the field of 25 at the 9th Annual Start 2 Finish Invitational played February 17-18 at the Lake Wales Country Club.
MacPhee, shot a 158 (82/76, +14) to win the invite by two strokes. The native of Vancouver, British Columbia fired a low round score of 76 on day two to jump into first after finishing in second after the first 18 holes. Freshman Jordan Patton finished in fourth after firing a 166 (84/82, +22) and junior Jessica Thunberg finished in ninth with a 172 (86/86, +28). TU, with only three golfers, did not participate in team scoring.
Women's golf will be back in action at the Warner Invitational March 3-4.
TU Swing Coach Recognized
January 15, 2013
TU Men's and Women's Swing Coach Bill Connally was awarded the premier 2012 Georgia PGA Professional of the Year.
The award is one of the highest recognitions that Georgia PGA hands out on a yearly basis. It is based on the criteria of overall performance as a golf professional at his or her facility; level of service to his or her chapter, section, and the association; leadership ability; image and the ability to inspire fellow professionals; and promotion of golf. This achievement encompasses all aspects of being a golf professional — member service, teaching, image, leadership and overall performance.
Top Ten Finish for MacPhee, TU 7th
October 30, 2012
Senior Jessica MacPhee had a Top Ten finish and TU Women's Golf finished seventh on Tuesday at the Lee University Lady Flames Shootout played at the Cleveland Country Club in Cleveland, TN.
Macphee shot a 168 (81/87, +24) and finished in a tie for ninth overall in a field of over 50 golfers. She ended the shootout only three strokes away from a Top Five finish. Thomas shot a 735 (364/371, +159) over the two rounds.
Thomas will resume play in the Spring when they travel to Lake Wales, FL to participate in the Start 2 Finish Invitational hosted by Webber International University February 17-18 at the Lake Wales Country Club.
Lady Night Hawks Golf Complete Participation at Flagler Fall Slam
October 23, 2012
The Lady Night Hawks golf team completed their participation in the 10th Annual Flagler Fall Slam, played the last two days at the Marsh Creek Country Club in St. Augustine, FL.
In the two rounds of action Thomas shot a 692 (348/344, +116), finishing in 17th out 18 teams. Senior Jessica Macphee had the low score for TU after shooting a 163 (84/79, +19) and landing in a tie for 42nd overall. The Lady Night Hawks also had a solid performance from freshman Jordan Patton who finished in a tie for 60th after finishing the 36 holes with a 168 (82/86, +24).
TU will be back in action next Monday October 29th when they open play in the Lee University Lady Flames Shootout at the Cleveland Country Club in Cleveland, TN.
Women's Golf Seventh at Trevecca Nationwide Invitational
October 9, 2012
Women's golf finished seventh at the Trevecca Nationwide Invitational, played the last two days at the Old Hickory Country Club in Nashville, TN.
TU shot a 705 (356/349) as a team, two strokes out of sixth place. The Lady Night Hawks had two players finish in the Top Ten. Senior Jessica Macphee led the way with a Fourth place finish after firing a 159 (81/78), four strokes from the top of the board. Freshman Jordan Patton shot a 164 (80/84) over the two rounds of action, leaving her nine strokes off the mark and in a tie for seventh overall.
Thomas will next travel to St. Augustine, FL to participate in the Flagler Fall Slam. Play will begin on October 22nd at approximately 8AM EST.