LSU Gold
Height
5'7
Class
Junior
Hometown
Ennis County Clare, Ireland
High School
St. Flannans College
Previous School
Indiana
Experience
1L

Updated Through June 3, 2024

NCAA All-Championship Team, 2024 (T4)
Golfweek Honorable Mention All-American, 2024
U.S. Women’s Open Participant, 2023, 2024
U.S. Amateur Participant, 2023
WGCA Honorable Mention All-American team, 2023
SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll, 2023

All-SEC Second Team, LSU, 2023
All-Louisiana, Newcomer of Year, 2023
All-Big 10 Second Team, Indiana, 2022

LSU CAREER STATS:
Low (Single Round): 67
–NCAA Championships (May 18, 2024, 2nd round)
–Green Wave Fall Classic (September 12, 2022, 1st round)

Low (Single Round to Par): -5
–NCAA Championships (May 18, 2024, 2nd round)
–Green Wave Fall Classic (September 12, 2022, 1st round)

Low (54 Holes): 205
— Cougar Classic (September 11-12, 2023)

Low (54 Holes to Par): -10
–Green Wave Fall Classic (September 12-13, 2022)

Best Career Finish: T2
–Moon Golf Invitational (February 18-20, 2024)

No of Top 10 Finishes: 7 at LSU; (Also 4 at Indiana)
–NCAA Championships (T4, May 17-20, 2024)
— Moon Golf Invitational (T2, February 18-20, 2024)
— Illini Women’s Invitational (T9, October 9-10, 2023)
— Cougar Classic (T9, September 11-12, 2023)

–SEC Women’s Championships (3rd, April 12-14, 2023)
–Nexus Collegiate (T7, Feb. 13-15, 2023)
–Green Wave Fall Classic (T3, September 12-13, 2022)

No. of Even or Under Par Rounds (LSU): 28
No. of Rounds Played: 62
LSU Stroke Average: 72.55

JUNIOR SEASON, LSU (2023-24)
Finished the season on a strong note, placing T4 in the 2024 NCAA Championships at Carlsbad, California at the famed OMNI La Costa North Course … Finished the 72 hole event with three consecutive under par rounds 67-71-71 … 67 equaled her best career round at LSU, set in the opening round of her sophomore season … Finished the 10 events with two top fives and four top 10s, with 13 rounds of par or under and a stroke average of 72.55 … Best finsh was a tie for second in a field of 90 at the Moon Golf Invitational in Melbourne, Florida (70-69-71) at 6-under 210 … Also was T9 in the Cougar Classic and the Illini Women’s Invitational … Shot three rounds in the 60s (68-69-68) to finish at 8-under in the Cougar Classic T9 in field of 96 … Over two seasons at LSU, played 62 rounds with a 72.76 career average and four top 5s, 7 top 10s … 28 rounds of par or under … For second straight year, qualified for the U.S. Women’s Open, winning sectional qualifying 36-hole event in Rockwall, Texas at 9-under par.

SOPHOMORE SEASON, LSU (2022-23)
Earned second team All-SEC honors in her first year in Baton Rouge and WGCA Honorable Mention All-American honors … Appeared in 10 events, including all seven spring tournaments to date, averaging 72.97 for 31 rounds … Solid rounds in LSU’s NCAA Regional advancement — 74, 75, 74 … Posted 10-under par 206 in the opening event of the fall at the Green Wave Fall Classic to tie for third in a field of 81 golfers (67-68-71) … Shot a final round 68 in the Mason Rudolph Championship to finish at 1-under par 215 … Finished no worse than T14 in the spring regular season, including an impressive third place finish in her first Southeastern Conference championships, finishing at 2-under 214 (72-71-71) … Tied for seventh at the Nexus Collegiate in the Bahamas at 5-over 221 … Three top 10 finishes during the course of the season, giving her seven for her two years of collegiate golf … Shot 1-under 71 in the final round of the NCAA Championships … In the summer, advanced to match play in the R&A’s Women’s Amateur in England and won 2.5 points for Great Britain and Ireland against Europe in the Vagliano Cup in Scotland … Qualified for the US Women’s Open at Pebble Beach in July and was one of four amateurs to make the cut and play all four rounds after an opening round of 69 … That allowed her to qualify for a spot in the US Women’s Amateur in August 2023.

FRESHMAN SEASON, INDIANA (2021-22)
Played 29 rounds in 10 event and averaged a team-best 73.17 strokes per round to break the Indiana single-season and freshman records … Four top 10 finishes, two top-5 finishes and one individual championship … Captured her first collegiate tournament victory at the Courtney Cole Invitational after shooting a 144 (71-73; E) … Top Hoosier in all nine team events … T2 at the IU Invitational with a score of 219 (73-75-71; +3) … Posted a pair of wins at the Big Ten Match Play event by winning matches 3UP and 1UP … Top Indiana player (T6) at the Illini Women’s Invitational with a score of 211 (70-70-71; -5) … Earned her first career top-10 finish (T10) after shooting a 220 (76-74-70; +4) at the Badger Invitational.

PRIOR TO INDIANA/LSU
Finished in the top-40 at the British Girls Amateur Championship in 2018 (32nd) and in ’19 (17th) … 2018 Munster Girls Champion … 2018 Seapoint Scratch Cup Winner … Top-20 finisher in the British Women’s Amateur Championship in 2019 (17th) and 2021 (17th) … In 2019, won the Vaughan Lahinch Scratch Cup, Carlow Scratch Cup, and Seapoint Scratch Cup … Represented Ireland individually at the 2018 Fairhaven Trophy, 2019 World Junior Girls Championship Canada, 2019 Annika invitational, and 2019 Spirit International Amateur Championship Texas … Ninth at the 2021 St Rule Trophy … Played for coach Gary Madden at Glenlo Abbey since she was 10 years old … also competed in soccer, Gaelic football and hurling … Team won Munster junior and senior gaelic football championships.

PERSONAL
Born on March 22, 2022 … Right handed … Parents are Greg Donegan and Ann Gillian … has one older brother, Aaron, and a younger sister, Seona … Anticipated major at LSU is biological sciences … On choosing to come to LSU: “I was starstruck by the campus as well as the amazing athletic facilities that are provided to the women’s golf course. I felt at home as soon as I walked onto campus as well as when I met my coaches and teammates” … To relax likes to go on walks, play pickleball and sleep … Favorite food is sushi and favorite dessert sticky toffee pudding … Favorite professional golfer is Shane Lowry and favorite pro athlete outside golf is Katie Taylor, an Irish professional boxer.

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