Trio recognized for their contributions on restarting the Green Wave golf program
Frosh Dryburgh leads Wave with 12th place effort
Green Wave's Porras, Dryburgh tied for 13th place
Green Wave's Porras, Dryburgh tied for sixth place at even par
Green Wave looks to finish among the top eight teams, advance to NCAA Championships
Highlights from the final day of the 2012 Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Golf Championship.
Tulane: A three-year letterwinner...has played in 103 rounds in 35 tournaments and has a 76.28 (7857 strokes) scoring average...owns the school record for the lowest 54-hole total with a 7-under 209 at the 2011 UCF Challenge...has five top-20 finishes, four top-10 showing and one individual title and has shot par or better 17 times...her lowest round was a 4-under 68 at the 2010 C-USA Championships and 2011 UCF Challenge...a three-time All-Conference USA performer: second team (2011), first team (2010) and third team (2009)...a first team All-Louisiana selection in 2011...named the C-USA Golfer of the Week on Feb. 16, 2011... named to the 2010 All-Conference USA Tournament team...her 75.19 scoring average in 2010-11 ranks 10th among TU's single season leaders...owns two of the three top-54 hole efforts in school history.
Senior (2011-12): Fall 2011: Played 12 rounds in four tournaments and averaged a 76.75 (921 strokes)...posted her lowest round with a 1-under 71 during the second round of the Tar Heel Invitational and also registered her lowest 54-hole total with a 4-over 220 at the same event...produced her best showing with a 24th-place effort at The Landfall Tradition.
Junior (2010-11): A second team All-Conference USA performer and was a first team All-Louisiana selection...completed the year with 27 rounds in nine tournaments and logged a 75.19 (2,030 strokes) scoring average...finished par or better eight times...set the school record for the best 54-hole total in school history with 7-under 209 at the UCF Challenge and also tied her career-mark for the lowest round with a 4-under 68 during the second round...posted three top-10 finishes, including a season-best third place effort at the UCF Challenge, and finished among the top-20 players four times.
Fall 2010: Played nine rounds in three tournaments and posted a 74.78 (673 strokes) scoring total...recorded her best outing at the Alamo Invitational where she recorded her low round (69 during the second round), lowest 54-hole total (221) and best finish with a 12th-place showing...totaled two rounds of par or better.
Sophomore (2009-10): A first team All-Conference USA selection and was the 2010 C-USA Championship Individual medalist after shooting a school 54-hole record 210 (70-68-72)...named to the 2010 C-USA Championship All-Tournament team...played 30 rounds in 11 tournaments and concluded the year with a 75.63 (2,269 strokes) scoring average...finished par or better five times, including a career-low 3-under 68 during the second round of the C-USA Champs...posted three top-20 finishes and one first place championship...recorded a team-low 8-over 296 at the NCAA Championships for a 43rd-place finish.
Fall 2009: Played six rounds in three tournaments (three rounds were cancelled due to inclement weather) and sported a 75.83 average...best finish was 17th at the Mo-Morial Classic, while her best round was a 2-over 72 at the Windy City Classic.
Summer of 2009: Played at the 79th Trans Amateur Championship and finished 11th overall in the qualifying stroke play rounds and advanced to match play and dispatched three opponents en route to a quarterfinal finish...among her victims was former Tulane standout Meghan Bolger Stasi, who not only starred as Green Wave student-athlete, but played on the Curtis Cup team as well and was a two-time U.S. Mid Amateur Champion...competed in the Royale Cup Canadian Women's Amateur Championship in a field filled with some of the best amateurs from Canada and the United States featuring several college players...led the field after the first round and settled with a 23rd place finish with a 12-over par 230.
Freshman (2008-09): A third-team All-Conference USA performer...played 34 rounds in 11 tournaments and registered a 77.55 (2637 strokes) scoring average, but produced a 76.95 average during the spring season...best finish was 10th the Conference USA Championships...notched three rounds with par or better, including a season-best 1-under 71 at the LSU Golf Classic.
Fall 2008: Played in all four tournaments...played as an individual at the Derby Invitational...average round was 78.67...best tournament finish was a 26th-place showing in her first collegiate event at the Cougar Classic, where she notched her best round with an even-par 72 on the final day and her second best round with a one-over par 73 during the first round.
High School: Winner of two individual state championships in 2005 and 2006... finished with a third place showing at state in 2007...a four-time Scottsdale city champion selection and four-time team MVP...member of the honor roll and service learning program.
Personal: A communications major...born Ashley Bryanne McKenney on March 15, 1990, in Barrington, Ill... the youngest of four children of Tim and Debbie McKenney... brother, Tim, played golf for University of Florida...A three-time member of the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and to the Tulane 3.0 Club... a member of the Tulane and Conference USA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee...served as the president of the C-USA SAAC group as a junior and senior and also represented Tulane at the C-USA SAAC summer convention at the during the summers of 2010 and 2011.
Ashley McKenney's Career Statistics
Year Events Rds Strokes Avg. L18 L54 Best Finish 2008-09 11 34 2637 77.55 71 220 T10-Conference USA Champs 2009-10 11 30 2269 75.63 68 210 1-Conference USA Champs 2010-11 9 27 2030 75.19 68 ^209 3-UCF Challenge 2011-12 4 12 921 76.75 71 220 T24-The Landfall Tradition Totals 35 103 7857 76.28 68 ^209 1-Conference USA Champs ^school record