Green Wave advance to third straight NCAA Championship, fifth in last seven years
Senior Gemma Dryburgh finishes third, Junior Silvia Garces is fourth
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
Green Wave posts fourth straight Top-5 finish this spring
Photos from Tulane's third round of the 2015 NCAA Golf Championships at the Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla.
Photos from the opening round of the 2015 NCAA Championship at the Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla.
Photos from the second round of the 2015 NCAA Golf Championships at the Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla.
Photos from Monday's second round of the 2015 Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Golf Championship.
Tulane: A two-year letterwinner who has played 67 rounds in 23 events and sports a career scoring average of 74.19 (4971 strokes)...has produced 17 rounds or par or better, including a career-low 5-under 67 during the opening round of the Ole Miss Rebel Intercollegiate as a freshman...her best 54-hole total was a 6-under 210 at the 2013 NCAA East Regional during her rookie season...a two-time All-Conference USA second team performer whose rounds have counted toward the team score a total of 57 times...has logged three Top-10 finishes and six Top-20 showings...has four rounds in the 60s.
In The NCAA Championships (2013, 1014): Has two NCAA Championship appearances, including 2013 (Athens, Ga.) and 2014 (Tulsa, Okla.)...in her second appearance in 2014, she fired a 9-over 289 for a 33rd-place finish and notched her lowest round in the championship round with a 3-under 67 during the third round...in her first appearance in 2013, she carded a 24-over 312 total (74-76-80-82) for a 104th place finish.
Summer of 2014: Participated in the WAPL at The Links at Madison Green in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Sophomore (2013-14): Played 34 rounds in 12 events and ranked third on the team with a 73.76 scoring average, which tied for the fifth-best in a single season...was a repeat performer to the All C-USA Second Team...produced 10 rounds of par or better, including a 3-under 67, a 1-under 69 and a 2-under 70 on two occasions...her best 54-hole total of a 1-under 215 came at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational...her rounds have counted toward the team score a total of 31 times...posted a first-place effort in a dual match vs. Denver, while her best tournament finish of the year was 13th at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational.
Fall of 2013: Played 11 rounds in four tournaments and logged a 73.64 scoring average...produced her best finish (T13) and 54-hole total (1-under 215) at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational.
Freshman (2012-13): Played 33 rounds in 11 events and sported a 74.64 (2463 strokes) scoring average, which ranks fifth among TU's single season leaders, and is the second-best effort by a TU freshman...ranks fourth on the team in scoring and ranked No. 93 nationally by Golfstat.com...named to the All C-USA second team...has two Top-10 showings and four Top-20 finishes...has seven rounds of par or better, including a 5-under 67 during the opening round of the Ole Miss Rebel Intercollegiate, which tied the school record for the lowest round...recorded her highest finish and best 54-hole total with a third place effort and 6-under 210 total at the NCAA East Regional...her score counted toward the team score 26 times in 33 rounds.
Fall 2012: Played all 12 rounds in four tournaments and posted a 74.67 (896 strokes) scoring average...her lowest round of the fall was a 1-under 71 during the opening round of the Alamo Invitational and finished even par during the final round of the Mason Rudolph Championships, where she finished a 15th...her lowest 54-hole total of the fall was a 5-over 221 at the Alamo Invitational.
High School: Was a four-year letterwinner for coach Richard Sheffield at the Florida Virtual School, where she led the team to state playoff appearances as a freshman and sophomore and played in the state tournament as an individual all four years. Opfer, who is right-handed, played both the top and second spots in the line-up as a freshman and assumed the No. 1 position during her final three seasons...captured medalist honors twice in district play and once in regional play and finished as the runner-up twice in regional competition and one time in district action...her best showing at the state tournament was third place as a junior...her career low round was a 67 during her sophomore year in regional action, while her lowest score for nine holes was a 33 in her final regular season match as a senior...outside of high school golf, she qualified for the Women's Amateur Public Links twice and also qualified for the U.S. Girls' Junior event...notched six victories on the Florida Junior Tour in the last four years and also won the 2011 Florida Women's Junior Girls' Championship with a 65-79...tied for 55th in the 2010 LPGA Futures Tour event.
Personal: Majoring in management...born Madison Marie Opfer on May 16, 1994, in Orlando, Fla...the daughter of Tom Opfer and Maria Opfer...named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Tulane's 3.0 Club as a sophomore.
Madison Opfer's Career Statistics
Year Events Rds Strokes Avg. L18 L54 Best Finish 2012-13 11 33 2463 74.64 67 210 3 (NCAA East Regional) 2013-14 12 34 2508 73.76 67 215 T13 (Betsy Rawls Longhorn Inv.) Total 23 67 4971 74.19 67 201 3 (NCAA East Regional)