UNC Women's Golf Bio
 Lexi Harkins
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Fall 2016: Competed in every tournament… Had three top-25 finishes… Best finish was T-16 at  the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship… Shot a 3-under 69 at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship for the third sub 70 round of her career… Finished with a 73.08 stroke average, second lowest on the team

2015-16: Competed in every tournament for the Tar Heels ... Was the low Tar Heel on the team twice ... Shot a 68 in the first round of the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge ... Shot a 68 in the third round of the NCAA Championship, tied for the best round by a Carolina golfer at the NCAA Championship ... Finished sixth overall at the Ruth's Chris Tar Heel Invitational ... Finished the year with four rounds under par and three rounds at even par ... Finished third on the team in stroke average at 75.35 ... Named to the All-ACC Academic Team

2014-15: Competed in every tournament for the Tar Heels ... best performance came in the ACC Championship where she tied for 11th place ... was the low Tar Heel in the final three tournaments of the year ... Finished tied for 31st in the Bryan National Collegiat, tied for 36th in the NCAA South Bend Regional and the LSU Tiger Golf Classic ... low score was a 71 ... 76.17 stroke average ... carded three under-par rounds ... named WGCA All-America Scholar.

Amateur:  Champion of 2014 Illinois Women's Amateur ... advance to championship flight of 2014 Women's Western Amateur ... 2012 Rolex All-America ... 2012 AJGA Lockton Kansas City Junior Champion ... medalist qualifier at 2013 U.S. Women's Amateur, advancing to the round of 16 ... two-time qualifier for U.S. Junior Girls Amateur.

Prep:  Three-time golf letterwinner at Crystal Lake Central, 2010, 2011, 2013 ... three-time All-State (2010, 2011, 2013) ... three-time All-Conference (2010, 2011, 2013) ... finished third at 2011 State Championship, fourth at 2010 State Championship and 10th at 2013 State Championship ... team co-captain in 2013 ... selected to the honor roll all four years ...  two-time HP Scholastic Junior All-America in 2012 and 2013.

Personal: Parents are Redmond and Alison Harkins.

 

More on Harkins

Why I chose Carolina: Perfect blend of great academics, weather and golf

My favorite pre-match ritual: Eat a good breakfast and listen to my favorite song

The best thing about Coach Mann is: Her patience and her positive attitude

The best thing about being a Tar Heel golfer: My teammates

The best thing about going to school at Carolina is: The support of staff, athletic community, and alumni

My advice for incoming freshman: Take advantage of all the amazing opportunities to come

At 150 yards, I pull out my: 7-iron

My favorite club in my bag is my: Putter

My favorite golf course: Bull Valley Golf Course in Woodstock, Ill. It's my home course

I would rather practice for an hour on the driving range or putting green: Putting green

My golf superstitions/rituals are: Always wear mismatched socks

Person I would like to play a round of golf with: Tiger Woods

My greatest sports moment: Making the round of 16 at the U.S. Women's Amateur in 2013

Career competitive round: 68 in 2012 at the AJGA Lockton Kansas City Junior played at the Mission Hills golf course

Favorite athlete: Tiger Woods

Favorite golfer: Jordan Spieth

Favorite place to be: Paris, France

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

Post-school ambitions: Playing professional golf

If I could go on any reality TV show, I would go on: Big Break

Favorite TV show: Criminal Minds

Favorite Emoji:  😜

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

 

Harkins' Career Tournament Results

Fall 2014

Powerade Cougar Classic................................................... 77-71-79-227 (T67)

Lady Paladin Invitational................................................... 75-74-79-228 (T41)

Ruth's Chris Tar Heel Invitational..................................... 78-73-73-224 (T31)

The Landfall Tradition....................................................... 73-74-77-224 (T53)

Spring 2015

Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge........................... 77-81-84-242 (83)

Darius Rucker Intercollegiate............................................ 74-80-83-237 (74)

LSU Tiger Golf Classic..................................................... 79-76-77-232 (T36)

Bryan National Collegiate................................................. 79-74-77-230 (T31)

ACC Championship........................................................... 71-71-73-215 (T11)

NCAA South Bend Regional............................................. 76-74-76-226 (T36)

Fall 2015

Powerade Cougar Classic................................................... 74-73-77-224 (T35)

Lady Paladin Invitational................................................... 71-74-77-222 (T14)

Ruth's Chris Tar Heel Invitational..................................... 73-73-71-217 (6)

The Landfall Tradition....................................................... 81-76-72-229 (T59)

Spring 2016

Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge.......................... 68-83-78–229 (T41)

Darius Rucker Intercollegiate........................................... 73-74-76–223 (T35)

LSU Tiger Golf Classic..................................................... 77-81-75–233 (T34)

Bryan National Collegiate................................................ 75-72-79–226 (T15)

ACC Championship......................................................... 77-77-72–219 (T10)

NCAA Stanford Regional................................................ 79-79-75–233 (T74)

NCAA Championships.................................................... 76-74-68-75–293 (T46)

 

Height: 5'8"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Crystal Lake, Ill.
High School: Crystal Lake Central
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