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Kathleen Gallagher Season 2015-16

Greenwood, Miss.
High School
Pillow Academy

2017 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2016 LSWA Freshman of the Year

Has played in all four Fall tournaments … averaging 74.33 strokes over 9 rounds … picked up at Top 20 finish at the Magnolia Invitational, shooting a career-low 68 in the first round.

Averaged 75.54 over 26 rounds and nine-tournaments … Low round of 68 and low aggregate score of 2-under par 214 (68-71-75) came at the Magnolia Invitational, where she finished tied for fifth place.

Averaged 74.41 for the 29-round, ten-tournament season … Had six rounds of even par or better … Picked up her first collegiate victory with a score of 3-under at the CCLA Spring Break Dual Match (73-68) … Finished top 20 at the SEC Championships with a 2-under-par.

Just missed getting her first college top 10 at the Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel with a 3-over 219 (72-74-73), tying for 11th place … Posted 4-over 200 with 3-under 69 in opening round of the ANNIKA Intercollegiate (69-74-77), finishing T38 … Led the team in stroke average with a 74.33 average with one top 10 and five rounds of par or under … One of four LSU players to post a 69 on the team during the season … Posted rounds of 74-71-74 to finish +6 with 219 and T13 in the Darius Rucker Invitational .. T10 came in the Silverado Showdown at +3 with 219 in a field of 93 (72-73-74) … During the summer earned her second Mississippi Women’s Golf Association state amateur championship with her other win coming in 2013.

Played both basketball and golf at Pillow Academy … Part of four golf championships in the MAIS – Girl’s and Boy’s State Team Champions as a ninth graders, as well as individual girl’s state champion that season … Was Boy’s North State Champion as an 11th grader … School winner and state finalist for the Wendy’s High School Heisman in golf … All-Conference and All-Commonwealth in prep hoops … 2013 Mississippi Women’s State Amateur Champion and 2014 Runner-up in State AM … Future Tour Championship Medalist, 2012-14; Advanced to match play in 2012 at USGA Girl’s Junior and from 2012-14 participated in the Junior PGA Championship, best finish T23 (2013) … Graduated with honors and made the Headmaster’s list (all A’s) all four years in high school … Member National Honor Society, Math, Science Club …

Born on July 20, 1996 … Right-handed … Parents are Jim and Cissye Gallagher … Mother (Cissye Meeks) played at LSU for Coach Bahnsen (1985-88) and on the LPGA Tour … Dad played on both the PGA and Champion Tour with five PGA wins; he is now serving as an analyst on Golf Channel … aunt, Jackie Gallagher Smith is a former Lady Tiger, who won on the LPGA Tour; and, Uncle Jeff is a member of the PGA Tour … Two sisters: Mary Langdon and Elizabeth; one brother: Thomas … On coming to LSU wrote: “Both my mom and aunt played golf at LSU, so I have been a fan my whole life. I have always dreamed of playing college golf at LSU, but never really knew if that would be possible” … Anticipated major at LSU is communications … Likes to “hang out with friends and family to relax” … Favorite foods are Italian and seafood and favorite dessert is “all things ice cream” … An easy choice for favorite professional golfer “my daddy”.

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