Height
5'4
Class
Junior
Hometown
Kwazulu Natal, South Africa
High School
Port Shepstone HS

2005 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2004 Freshman SEC Academic Honor Roll

SENIOR SEASON (2006-07)
Played in six tournaments, two as an individual player for the Lady Tigers … Won three of four possible points for the Lady Tigers in the Hooter’s National Women’s Match Play Championships, winning two matches and tying two others … Had four best rounds of 74 (at Cougar Classic, 1st rd.; at Mason Rudolph, 1st and 3rd rd.; and, at UCF Challenge, 2nd rd. … Best finish in stroke play competition was tie for 38th at nine-over 225 (74-77-74) at Mason Rudolph Championship at Vanderbilt.

JUNIOR SEASON (2005-06)
Played in four events, the Cougar Classic, Lady Tar Heel, Chrysler Challenge and the LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic … Averaged 77.8 for the season … Career average for 36 rounds is 77.69 … Best round of year was a 75 in the final round of the LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic and best tournament finish was a tie for 31st at Chrysler Challenge.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2004-05)
Saw action in three tournaments, averaging 77.44 … Best finish was a tie for 19th finish in the LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic at the University Club where she tied for 19th (74-77-74 — 225) … Also participated in the Mercedes-Benz Championship in the fall and on the team for the spring-opening Central District Invitational … Four of six rounds counted for team score and had 7 of 9 rounds in the 70s.
 
FRESHMAN SEASON  (2003-04)
Made her debut, joining her twin sister in the spring portion of the season, helping the Tigers to a victory in the Central District Tournament, in her first start … Played in five of the six spring events, 15 rounds, averaging 77.73, fourth on the team … Best finish was the opening Central District event, finishing in a tie for 13th (73-77-78 – 228) … Finished in a tie for 18th in SEC Women’s Championships in Baton Rouge, closing with a season best round of two-under 70 … 10.7 of 15 rounds counted for team score (63.67%)
 
PRIOR TO LSU
Participated in hockey, swimming and tennis, besides golf at the Port Shepstone High School … Began playing golf at the age of 12 … In December 2000, both Nicola and her sister were invited to join the Ernie Els Foundation, a non-profit organization started by the South African PGA star to help develop junior golfers through 2003 … Third in the Kwazulu Ladies Amateur, 18th in the South African Ladies Order of Merit … Tied with sister, Melissa, in 2002 KZN junior championships at Royal Durban with score of 147 … Golf coach Derek James and mom, Colleen.
 
PERSONAL
Full name is Nicola Amy Eaton … Born on Jan. 15, 1985 … Right-handed … Parents are Terence and Colleen Eaton … Major at LSU: business administration.
 
Collegiate Finishes

2006-07
Cougar Classic 74-78-77 — 229 t45
Mason Rudolph Championship 74-77-74 — 225 t38
Lady Tar Heel Invitational         80-81-80 — 241 t70
Auburn “Derby” Invitational       80-77 — 157 t47
UCF Challenge 84-74-82 — 240 t56
LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic      81-81-81 — 243 89
Total 17 rounds — 78.50 avg.

2005-06
Cougar Classic 78-80-70 — 228 t42
Lady Tar Heel 76-76-80 — 232 t41
Chrysler Challenge 82-77-81 — 240 t31
LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic 80-79-75 — 234 t61
Total 12 rounds — 77.80 avg.

2004-05
Mercedes-Benz Women’s Championship 77-77-75 — 229  t39
Central District Invitational 83-84-76 — 243  t67
LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic 74-77-74 — 225 t19
Totals 9 rounds — 77.44 avg.
 
2003-04
Central District Tournament 73-77-78 – 228  t13
LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic 79-77-76 – 232  t23
Lady Gamecock Classic 79-86-82 – 247  t48
SEC Women’s Championships 73-80-70 – 223  t18
NCAA East Women’s Regional 80-75-81 – 236  t48
Totals 15 rounds — 77.73
 
Career Records
Rounds: 53
Strokes: 4,132
Average: 77.96
Rounds of Par or Under: 1
Low Round: 70, 2004 SEC Women’s Championships, 3rd rd.
Low Tournament (54 holes): 223, 2004 SEC Women’s Championships 
Top 10 Finishes: 0
Best Finish: t13, 2004 Central District Tournament

 

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