Green Wave advance to third straight NCAA Championship, fifth in last seven years
Senior Gemma Dryburgh finishes third, Junior Silvia Garces is fourth
Mandelbaum and Doss named Female and Male Athletes of the Year, Schelske and Schmidt earned Female and Male Scholar Athletes of the Year Honors and Magee and Walker receive the James W. Wilson, Jr. Award
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
Photos from Monday's second round of the 2015 Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Golf Championship.
Tulane: A two-year letterwinner and the 2014 Conference USA and Louisiana Golfer of the Year...a two-time first-team All C-USA selection...has played 67 rounds in 23 events and sports a career scoring average of 73.31 (4912 strokes)...has produced 26 rounds of par or better, including a school record low 7-under 65 during the opening round of the 2014 NCAA East Regionals and her rounds have counted toward the team score on 58 occasions...has nine Top-10 finishes and 13 Top-20 showings...owns the school record for the lowest single-season average by a freshman with a 74.15 in 2013...has shot in the 60s four times.
Summer of 2014: Qualified and represented Tulane in the 2014 U.S. Women's Open Championship, June 19-22, at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club's Course No. 2 in Pinehurst, N.C...played in the European Ladies Team Championship in Ljubljana, Slovenia...participated in the 2014 World Amateur Team Championships, Sept. 3-6, in Karuizawa, Japan.
In the NCAA Championships (2013, 2014): Has two NCAA Championship appearances, including 2013 (Athens, Ga.) and 2014 (Tulsa, Okla.)...in her most recent appearance in 2014, she carded a 7-over 287 total for 26th place, carded the lowest round by a Tulane player in the national championship rounds with a 5-under 65 during the third round...in her first appearance in the NCAA Championships in 2013, she posted a 26-over 314 total (78-73-76-87) for 114th place.
Sophomore (2013-14): The C-USA and Louisiana Golfer of the Year and member of the All C-USA and Louisiana first teams and C-USA All-Tournament team, and also received the team's most outstanding player award...of the course, she earned All-America Scholar honors from the Women's Collegiate Golf Coaches Association...named the C-USA Golfer of the Week on Sept. 18...played 34 rounds in 12 events and led the team with a 72.50 scoring average, and set the school single season scoring record...her rounds counted toward the team score 30 times...carded 16 rounds of par or better this season, including a school-record low 7-under 65 during the opening round of the NCAA East Regional...tied her career best with two third-place finishes (Ole Miss Rebel Intercollegiate/C-USA Championships) and also logged her best 54-hole total at both events...had three Top-5 finishes and six Top-20 finishes...five of her 54-hole totals have been under par, including back-to-back 3-under 213s C-USA Champs/NCAA East Regional)...set the school single season record with 116 and had four rounds in the 60s.
Fall of 2013: Played 11 rounds in four tournaments and carded a scoring total of 72.18 (796) to lead the team...recorded two 54-hole totals under par and notched four total rounds below par...best round was a 3-under 67 during the second round of the par-70 Dale McNamara Fall Preview and also posted her best finish, sixth place, at the same event.
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: A management major...born January 5, 1993, in Orebro, Sweden...one of two daughters of Jukka Penttila and Eija Suutarinen...named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Tulane 3.0 Club as a freshman and sophomore.
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.) 2013-14 12 34 2465 72.50 65* 213 3 (two occasions) Total 23 67 4912 73.31 65* 211 3 (three times)