UNC Women's Golf Bio
 Leslie Cloots
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General: Majoring in Business Administration ... selected 2014 WGCA All-America Scholar ... named to 2014 ACC Honor Roll.

2015-16: Competed in every tournament ... Had a collegiate best round of 67 in the final round of the Darius Rucker Invitational ... Tied for third overall in the Ruth's Chris Tar Heel Invitational at 2-under-par ... Tied for fifth at the ACC Championships at even par ... The low Tar Heel at the Ruth's Chris Tar Heel Invitational and was the low Tar Heel in five other tournaments ... Led the team in stroke average at 74.09 ... Became the first Tar Heel to shoot three rounds of 4-under par or better in the same season ... Three top 10 finishes ... Led the team with five rounds under par ... Named to the All-ACC Academic Team ... Medalist at the Ladies British Open Amateur Championship.

2014-15: Competed in every tournament and led the team with a 74.43 stroke average ... scored six top 25 performances ... best performance came in the LSU Tiger Golf Classic where she tied for fourth place ... tied for 10th at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate, tied for 13th at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge and tied for 17th at the ACC Championships ... led the team with six under-par rounds ... carded two even par rounds.

2013-14: Competed in nine out of 10 tournaments, including one as an individual ... played in all six of the spring tournaments ... top performance was a tie for 28th place at the SMU/Dallas Athletic Club Invitational ... tied for 35th at the ACC Championships, tied for 44th at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge, tied for 49th at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate, tied for 66th at the NCAA Central Regional and tied for 76th at the Bryan National Collegiate ... top performance in the fall was a tie for 41st at the Mason Rudolph Championship ... tied for 61st at the Dale McNamara NCAA Fall Preview and tied for 68th at the Ruth's Chris Tar Heel Invitational while competing as an individual ... 76.65 stroke average ... carded one even par score.

Amateur: Runner-up at 2014 British Ladies Amateur Championship ... played in 2014 SRIXON XX0 Ladies Open, part of China's LPGA Tour ... 2013 European Ladies' Team Champion for Belgium ... member of 2012 Belgium Ladies National Team and played in the 2012 World Amateur in Turkey ... 2012 Grand Prix AFG winnder and 2012 King's Prize runner-up ... tied for runner-up honors at 2012 Annika Invitational Europe and semifinalist at 2012 Belgium National Match Play Championship ... runner-up in stroke play qualifying for the 2012 British Girls Amateur Championship ... placed fifth at 2012 Belgium Ladies International Amateur and ninth at 2012 German International Ladies Amateur ... played on three-person team that finished 12th out of 53 national teams at 2012 World Amateur Team Championships ... participated in 2011 and 2012 European Girls' Team Championship for Belgium and ranked first in 2012 Belgium Girls Rankings to then move on to play in the Junior Orange Bowl Championship.

Personal: Parents are Susan and Ronny Cloots • She plays the piano • Can juggle a golfball on a golfclub • She can speak French, English, Dutch, German and Chinese


More on Cloots

Why I chose Carolina: Best combination of academics and athletics to pursue excellence in both

My favorite pre-match ritual: High-five my teammates

The best thing about Coach Mann is: Her kindness

The best thing about being a Tar Heel golfer: I get to wear the better blue everyday

The best thing about going to school at Carolina is: No matter who you sit next to, you will always have an interesting conversation

My advice for incoming freshman: Set goals and priorities

At 150 yards, I pull out my: 7-iron

My favorite club in my bag is my: Putter

My favorite golf course: Whispering Pines Golf Club in Trinity, Texas or Sotogrande in Spain

Person I would like to play a round of golf with: Rory McIlroy

My greatest sports moment: Playing in the final match in Louis British Amateur in 2014

Career competitive round: Belgian International Amateur Ladies Championship, 66 (-6) in the first round at Hulencourt Golf Course, Belgium

Favorite athlete: Roger Federer

Favorite golfer: Rory McIlroy, Ernie Els, Michelle Wie

Favorite place to be: On the golf course

If I could compete in any other sport on a collegiate level, it would be: Tennis or lacrosse

Hobbies: All sports involving a ball, going to music events, and catching up with friends

Post-school ambitions: Professional golfer or entrepreneur

If I could go on any reality TV show, I would go on: Survivor!

Favorite TV show: How I Met Your Mother, Game of Thrones, Suits

Favorite Emoji: The monkey with his hands over his mouth because sometimes I say things too directly

If I had to describe myself in one word it would be: Adventurous

 

Cloots' Career Tournament Results

Fall 2013

Dale McNamara NCAA Fall Preview............................... 79-72-75-226 (T61)

Mason Rudolph Championship........................................... 73-80-73-226 (T41)

Ruth's Chris Tar Heel Invitational*................................... 76-77-76-229 (T68)

Spring 2014

Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge........................... 76-79-72-227 (T44)

Darius Rucker Intercollegiate............................................ 75-76-78-229 (T49)

Bryan National Collegiate.................................................. 80-76-82-238 (T76)

SMU/Dallas Athletic Club Invitational............................... 82-72-154 (T28)

ACC Championship............................................................. 77-76-78-231 (T35)

NCAA Central Regional..................................................... 76-80-77-233 (T66)

Fall 2014

Powerade Cougar Classic................................................... 75-71-81-227 (T67)

Lady Paladin Invitational................................................... 72-75-77-224 (T22)

Ruth's Chris Tar Heel Invitational..................................... 75-75-73-223 (T27)

The Landfall Tradition....................................................... 71-74-75-220 (T24)

Spring 2015

Northrop Grumman Regional Championship.................... 77-73-69-219 (T13)

Darius Rucker Intercollegiate............................................ 70-76-72-218 (T10)

LSU Tiger Golf Classic...................................................... 72-71-75-218 (T4)

Bryan National Collegiate.................................................. 76-79-77-232 (T43)

ACC Championship........................................................... 71-74-73-218 (T17)

NCAA South Bend Regional............................................. 79-76-79-234 (T76)

*Competed as an individual

Fall 2015

Powerade Cougar Classic................................................... 73-74-79-226 (T50)

Lady Paladin Invitational................................................... 75-74-73-222 (T14)

Ruth's Chris Tar Heel Invitational..................................... 75-71-68-214 (T3)

The Landfall Tradition....................................................... 77-74-75-226 (T47)

 

Height: 5'8"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Antwerp, Belgium
High School: Koninklijk Antheneum 2 Topsportschool
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