Four Green Wave golfers among top 10 individuals; Rookie Siliva Garces leads TU with 1-under 71
Senior Maribel Lopez Porras is defending individual medalist
Student-athletes maintained a grade point average of 3.0 or better
Green Wave posts fourth straight Top-5 finish this spring
Freshman Silvia Garces leads Wave with 2-under 70; Opfer in 6th place
Freshman (2012-13): Played 33 rounds in all 11 tournaments and had a 74.15 (2447 strokes) scoring average, which ranks fourth among the school's single season leaders, and the best by a freshman in school history...completed the season ranked No. 60 by Golfweek.com...named the Louisiana Freshman of the Year and was tabbed to the All C-USA and the All-LSWA first teams...logged 11 rounds of par or better including a 5-under 67 during the opening round of the 2013 Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Golf Classic...had six Top-10 finishes and seven total Top-20 showings...posted a career-best third place effort in her first collegiate event, the Old Waverly Bulldog Classic...her rounds counted toward the team score in 28 of 30 rounds of playing in the line-up...played as an individual in the season opener...had three fourth place finishes, including the 2013 Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Golf Classic, the 2013 Conference USA Championships and at the NCAA East Regional...named the C-USA Golfer of the Week on Feb. 27...also tabbed to the C-USA All-Tournament team.
Fall 2012: Played in all 12 rounds in four tournaments and produced a 74.25 (891 strokes) scoring average...in her first collegiate outing, she fired a 4-under 212 and finished in a career-best third place...her 212 total was the seventh-best 54-hole total in school history.
High School: A right-handed golfer who attended the Riksidrottsgymnasiet Klippan/Ljungbyhed school...among her top finishes, was a first place showing at the Skandia Tour Elite in 2010 and a runner-up effort at the Finnish Championship, where she shot her best score of 5-under...in two years at the European Girls Team Championship, she helped her group to a 10th place finish in 2010 and a ninth place total in 2011...also participated in the 2011 Girls' British Open Amateur Championship and helped Finland to a 10th place finish.
Personal: Undecided on a major...born January 5, 1993 in Orebro, Sweden...one of two daughters of Jukka Penttila and Eija Suutarinen.
Emily Penttila's Career Statistics
Year Events Rds Strokes Avg. L18 L54 Best Finish 2012-13 11 33 2447 74.15 67 211 T3 (Old Waverly Bulldog Inv.)