UNC Women's Golf Bio
 Maia Schechter
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General: Majoring in Exercise and Sport Science and American Studies ... selected 2014 WGCA All-America Scholar ...  named to the 2012, 2013 and 2014 ACC Honor Roll ... graduate of the Carolina Leadership Academy's Rising Stars program and now a CREED mentor.

2013-14: Played in six of Carolina's four tournaments, including one as an individual ... top performance was a tie for 22nd place at the ACC Championships ... tied for 32nd at the Mason Rudolph Championship in the fall, competing as an individual ... also in the fall tied for 76th at the Ruth's Chris Tar Heel Invitational and tied for 88th at The Landfall Tradition ... in the spring, aside from her ACC performance she tied for 87th at the NCAA Central Regional and placed 89th at the Bryan National Collegiate ... 78.67 scoring average ... carded one under-par round.

2012-13: Chosen to 2013 ACC Honor Roll ... played in nine of the ten events, three as an individual ... carded two top-25 finishes ... was the low Tar Heel, placing sixth at the Ruth's Chris Tar Heel Invitational as she led Carolina to the team title ... tied for 20th place at the SunTrust Gator Invitational where she competed as an individual ... tied for 40th place at the Liz Murphey Fall Preview, tied for 41st place at the ACC Championships, tied for 50th place at the Bryan National Collegiate where she played as an individual, tied for 71st at the Mason Rudolph Championship, tied for 73rd at the UCF Challenge where she played as an individual, and finished 109th at the NCAA East Regional ... 76.44 stroke average ... scored one even par and one under-par round ... her low round was a 1-under 71 fired in the second round of the Ruth's Chris Tar Heel Invitational.

2011-12: Named to 2012 ACC Honor Roll ... played in the Tar Heel Invitational, competing as an individual ... tied for 88th place ... 77.67 scoring average.

Amateur: Advanced to second round of 2012 U.S. Women's Amateur ... participated in 2014 U.S. Women's Amateur ... champion of 2012 Kickoff at Disney Tournament (Hurricane Collegiate Golf Tour) ... semifinalist at 2012 Women's Southern 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.

Prep: Two-time golf letterwinner at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Md. as a freshman and sophomore ...attended Montverde 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: Parents are Maria Simonsson and Mark Schechter ... also a Swedish citizen.


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)

Spring 2013

UCF Challenge*.................................................................. 76-80-77-233 (T73)

Darius Rucker Intercollegiate............................................ 77-80-76-233 (T51)

SunTrust Gator Invitational*.............................................. 73-73-75-221 (T20)

Bryan National Collegiate*................................................ 75-73-80-228 (T50)

ACC Championships........................................................... 83-89-79-251 (T41)

NCAA East Regional.......................................................... 79-79-81-239 (109)

Fall 2013

Mason Rudolph Championship*......................................... 77-75-71-223 (T32)

Ruth's Chris Tar Heel Invitational..................................... 78-73-80-231 (T76)

The Landfall Tradition....................................................... 88-83-81-252 (T88)

Spring 2014

Bryan National Collegiate.................................................. 75-84-86-245 (89)

ACC Championship............................................................. 73-77-78-228 (T22)

NCAA Central Regional..................................................... 78-80-79-237 (T87)

*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: Senior
Hometown: Takoma Park, Md.
High School: Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy
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