UNC Women's Golf Bio
 Maia Schechter
Schechter Schechter 773105

Fall 2012: Finished tied for 71st in the Mason Rudolph Championship with a 29-over 245 total... tied for 40th place with a 10-over 226 total... shot a 2-over 74 in the second round and a 3-over 75 in the final round... placed sixth in the Tar Heel Invitational... scored an average of 72.33 in the tournament and scored a 1-under 71 in the second round.

2011-12: Played in the Tar Heel Invitational, competing as an individual ... tied for 88th place ... 77.67 scoring average.

Amateur: 2010-11 FCWT first-team All-America ... advanced to match play at 2010 U.S. Junior Girl's after being the qualifying medalist ... member of 2010 and 2011 Maryland State Girls' Teams which competed against the Virginia State Girls' Team in the Poindexter Cup ... member of 2011 Maryland/Virginia State Girls' Team which competed against the North and South Carolina Girls' Team in the Mid-Atlantic Challenge ... champion of 2010 MAPGA (Middle Atlantic PGA) Junior Tour Nordlinger Cup Invitational ... won 2010 FCWT World Woods Rolling Oaks Tournament in Homosassa Springs, Fla. and the 2010 FCWT Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club Open in Celebration, Fla. ... won 2009 Maryland State Junior Girls ... multiple winner on 2008 and 2009 MAPGA Junior Tour ... second in 2009 MAPGA Player of the Year standings ... carded numerous top-10 finishes on the FCWT and IJGT junior tours... 2012 US Amateur Championship- Columbus, Ohio- made it to round of 32... 2012 Kick off at Disney event (Hurrican Collegiate Golf Tour) Winner... 2012 Women's Southern- semifinalist.

Prep: Two-time golf letterwinner at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Md. as a freshman and sophomore ...attended Monteverde Academy/ Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. as a junior and senior ... most valuable player at Montgomery Blair her freshman and sophomore years and played #1 on boys team ... excellent student, graduating summa cum laude ... awarded with Good Citizenship Award as a junior and senior.

Personal: Participant in the Carolina Leadership Academy's CREED program ... parents are Maria Simonsson and Mark Schechter ... Swedish citizen ... born March 13, 1993.

More on Schechter

Hobbies: Playing any sport

Favorite food: Spaghetti with meatballs

The best-tasting food I make is: Cereal

Favorite TV show: The Office

Nobody can believe I watch: Toddlers and Tiaras

The reality show I could win is: Wipeout

Favorite video game: Mario Kart

Favorite movie: The Lion King

Favorite vacation spot: St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

Favorite musical performers: Jack Johnson

CDs most likely to be on my iPod: Mixed CD (any idea)

Favorite song: Too many to count

If I could spend three hours doing anything, it would be: Playing golf or laying on the beach

My greatest sports moment: Signing the WCI with UNC

Career competitive round: 67, 2012, kick off at Disney event, HCGT

Favorite course: Pebble Beach, California

Favorite golfer: Annika Sorenstam

To get ready for tournament, I like to: Listen to music

Favorite athlete: Michael Phelps

I have these superstitions: None

Why I chose Carolina: The team atmosphere

Talents I have outside of golf: Athletic

Person or people in history I'd like to meet: My grandma

Person or people I admire most and why: My dad, really hard worker

The best advice I ever received: Have fun

My most prized possession is: My family

Post-grad ambition: LPGA

The best thing about going to school at Carolina is: The athletic family

The best part about being a Tar Heel golfer is: Being part of a competitive team

The best thing about Coach Mann: Her enthusiasm

The funniest thing Coach Mann says all the time: "Shut up, Leah"

Person I would most like to receive a golf lesson from: Annika Sorenstam

Person I would like to play a round of golf with: Arnold Palmer

I did this for fun this summer: Hung out with friends and went to Sweden

Interesting facts: I am also a Swedish citizen


Schechter's Career Tournament Results

Fall 2011

Tar Heel Invitational*................................ 77-76-80-233 (T88)

Fall 2012

Mason Rudolph Championship................... 79-83-83-245 (T71)

Liz Murphey Fall Preview.......................... 77-74-75-226 (T40)

Ruth's Chris Tar Heel Invitational............... 72-71-74-217 (6)

*Competed as an individual


Schechter's Statistics

                                       RDS CT/

                  TN    RDS        PCT       PAR   -PAR  60s   LO     HI   STKS    AVG

2011-12      1        3*            ---           0          0        0      76      80     233      77.67

Fall 2012    3         9          6/66.7         1          1        0      71      83     688      76.44

Total          4       12*        6/66.7         1          1        0      71      83     921      76.75               


*Competed 3 rounds as an individual



Height: 5'11"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Takoma Park, Md.
High School: Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy
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