UNC Women's Golf Bio
 Bryana Nguyen
Nguyen Nguyen 1886027

Fall 2016: Competed in every tournament… Played as an individual at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship… Best finish was T-19 at the Cougar Classic… Shot the second sub 70 round of her career with a 3-under 69 at the Cougar Classic… Finished with a 74.25 stroke average

2015-16: Competed in every tournament ... Shot a 71 in the final round of the Lady Paladin Invitational ... Finished tied for 29th at the Lady Paladin Invitational ... Finished with a 77.41 stroke average ... Shot a 70 in the final round of the NCAA Stanford Regional.

2014-15: Competed in every tournament the Tar Heels played in ... had five top 25 performances ...  top performance was in theACC Championships where she for 11th ... Finished 12th in the Lady Paladin, tied for 16th in The Landfall Tradition, tied for 20th at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate and tied for 21st in the Ruth's Chris Tar Heel Invitational ... low score was 68 ... stroke average was 75.60, second on the team ... scored two under-par and two even-par rounds.

Amateur:  2016 N.C. Women's Amatuer Champion ... 2016 MSGA Women's Amatuer Champion ... 2014 Maryland Junior Girls Champion played at Montgomery Village Golf Club ... runner-up at 2014 Maryland Amateur ... tied for medalist honors at 2014 PGA Junior Series at Penn State ... won 2012  AJGA Under Armour/Steve Marino Championship ... medalist at 2013 USGA Women's State Team Championship ... three-time qualifier at U.S. Junior Girls (2010, 2011, 2012), being the medalist in each of the qualifiers ... mentor in First Tee Program in Howard County and serves on the First Tee Junior Advisory Board ... played Pebble Beach with Fred Funk during the First Tee Open.

Prep:  Four-time golf letterwinner at Atholton High, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 ... four-time Baltimore Sun Golfer of the Year ... selected 2013 All-Met Golfer of the Year ... won High School State Championship in 2012 and 2013 ... team captain all four years ... Gold Honor Roll all four years ... member of Spanish Honor Society.

Personal: Parents are Bach and Kim Nguyen ... She's a black belt in Tae Kwon Do ... She likes to travel a lot with her family ... Has over 35 cousins


More on Nguyen

Why I chose Carolina: The great balance of excellent academics and athletics. I also love Carolina Blue!

My favorite pre-match ritual: Go through my tournament practice routine while listening to music

The best thing about Coach Mann is: She stays calm in pressure situations and she has great confidence in the team

The best thing about being a Tar Heel golfer: The golf team is a family. We are all so close and support each other no matter what

The best thing about going to school at Carolina is: Meeting a very diverse crowd at Carolina. Making connections with new people you meet

My advice for incoming freshman: Do not panic. Carolina has so many things to help you with school and sports. Have fun and enjoy the journey!

At 150 yards, I pull out my: 6-iron and grip down

My favorite club in my bag is my: 4-hybrid

My favorite golf course: Roco Ki Golf Club in the Dominican Republic

I would rather practice for an hour on the driving range or putting green: Driving range, but I prefer the course

My golf superstitions/rituals are: Use the same golf ball if I birdie

Person I would like to play a round of golf with: Rickie Fowler

My greatest sports moment: Playing Pebble Beach with Fred Funk on Golf Channel

Career competitive round: 68 at NCR for women's state team

Favorite athlete: Cheni Xu (teammate)

Favorite golfer: Rickie Fowler

Favorite place to be: Chapel Hill!

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

Hobbies: Traveling and painting

Hidden talents: Went to the Junior Olympics for Tae Kwon Do

Post-school ambitions: Become a professional golfer on the LPGA Tour

If I could go on any reality TV show, I would go on: The Voice (but I can't sing!)

Favorite TV show: Gossip Girl

Favorite Emoji: 😀

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

 

Nguyen's Career Tournament Results

Fall 2014

Powerade Cougar Classic................................................... 79-78-78-235 (T100)

Lady Paladin Invitational................................................... 72-75-73-220 (12)

Ruth's Chris Tar Heel Invitational..................................... 75-72-74-221 (T21)

The Landfall Tradition....................................................... 74-71-73-218 (T16)

Spring 2015

Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge........................... 81-78-80-239 (80)

Darius Rucker Intercollegiate............................................ 74-76-72-222 (T20)

LSU Tiger Golf Classic..................................................... 80-74-77-231 (T30)

Bryan National Collegiate................................................. 81-79-80-240 (T71)

ACC Championship.......................................................... 74-73-68-215 (T11)

NCAA South Bend Regional............................................ 76-76-75-227 (T41)

Fall 2015

Powerade Cougar Classic................................................... 76-76-80-232 (T77)

Lady Paladin Invitational................................................... 76-77-71-224 (T29)

Ruth's Chris Tar Heel Invitational..................................... 78-83-74-235 (T76)

The Landfall Tradition....................................................... 77-77-73-227 (T51)

Spring 2016

Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge........................... 76-84-82-242 (79)

Darius Rucker Intercollegiate............................................ 73-74-79-226 (T45)

LSU Tiger Golf Classic..................................................... 79-81-82-242 (T68)

Bryan National Collegiate................................................. 85-83-79-247 (T73)

ACC Championship.......................................................... 76-79-75-230 (T41)

NCAA Stanford Regional................................................. 82-74-70-226 (T52)

NCAA Championships..................................................... 76-80-79-74-309 (T79)

Height: 5'4"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Columbia, Md.
High School: Atholton
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