Kayla Bloor | Feature Writer
The 2015-2016 Southern Miss Golden Eagles' women's golf team was the best in program history.
2015-16 (Junior): One of only three players to compete in all 10 events… Led the team with the lowest stroke average (76.28)… Tied with teammate Valentina Haupt for the lowest round (70)… Tallied six top10 finishes… Placed 6th on two occasions by shooting 233 to help the Lady Eagles win the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate and 220 in the C-USA Championship to secure the teams’ third place finish…Recorded a season-low round of 70 in the first round of Amelia Island Collegiate… Shot her season-low three round total of 220(+4) in the C-USA Championship...Named a WGCA All-American Scholar…Received the C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal and also earned the league’s Honor roll…Named to the Dean’s List for Fall 2015 and Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for Spring 2016…Transferred to Southern Miss after spending the last two years at Lamar in Beaumont, Texas.
2014-15 (Sophomore): A 2015 First-Team All-Southland Conference selection for Lamar ... Played in 11 tournaments, tying for the second-lowest stroke average on the team (75.9) ... Finished the season with two top-five finishes, including a co-individual title at the Islander Classic ... Posted a three-round score of 235 at the NCAA Regional Championships ... Recorded a season-low round of 69 at the Mason Rudolph Championships ... A key figure in Lamar's run to the 2015 Southland crown, the second of Erasmus' career and the program's third consecutive ... Fired a season-low three-round score of 221 at the Mason Rudolph Championships ... Carded a 78-73-72 -- 223 to finish tied for fourth at the Southland Conference Championships.
2013-14 (Freshman): Joined the Lamar team at mid-semester ... Played in 19 rounds recording a 77.9 stroke average ... Recorded her lone top-10 finish of the season by carding a nine-over 225 at the Southland Conference Championships to finish fifth overall ... Her fifth-place finish helped the Lady Cardinals secure their second-straight conference title ... Fired a season-low round of 73 twice ... Also notched a top-20 finish at the Islander Classic ... Fired a three-round 74-73-81 - 228 to finish tied for 14th in Corpus Christi ... Led Lamar at the NCAA Central Region Championships by posting a three-round 77-76-80 - 233 to finish tied for 66th overall.
Prep: A four-year letterwinner on the Fairmont High School golf team ... Won the 2010 U16 South African Girls Championships ... In 2012 won the South African Rose Bowl Championship tournament - the biggest junior amateur tournament in South Africa ... Represented the Western Province for seven years ... A two-time member of the South African Junior National team ... Also won the Durbanville Golf Club championship ... Lists her best round as a 68.
Personal: Daughter of Michael and Glynis Erasmus ... Born Aug. 8, 1995, in Cape Town, South Africa ... Began playing golf at the age of 10 ... Lists her victory at the 2012 South African Rose Bowl, and meeting Ernie Els as her most memorable golf experience.
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