Kate Lillie
Kate  Lillie

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
St. Charles, Ill.

High School:
St. Charles North


10/04/2017

Ski-U-Mah Life: Women's Golf

The Gophers have had unique experiences off the golf course, just under a month into the season.

2017-18 | FRESHMAN SEASON:
Competed in every tournament, each as a member of the team lineup • Concluded the year with a scoring average of 78.17 • Made debut at the Minnesota Invitational, scoring her best finish of the season at T-39th (73-71-76—220, +4) • Posted a pair of 52nd-place finishes in back-to-back tournaments to highlight the spring at the Meadow Club Women’s Collegiate (80-74—154, +10) and Clover Cup (79-75-78—232, +16) • Tied for 80th at the Big Ten Championship (83-82-81—246, +30).

HIGH SCHOOL:

Was a four-year standout for the North Stars • Earned All-Upstate Eight Conference, All-Kane County and All-Area honors each of her four seasons • Named the 2016 Kane County Player of the Year, also earning the St. Charles North Athletic Leadership Award and US Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award that season • Qualified for the state tournament every year, winning the sectional title in 2014 and Conference/Region medals in 2015 • Helped lead the team to sectional, conference and regional championships (2014-16) •  Team finished fourth at state in 2015 and 2016, ninth in 2013 and 11th in 2014 • Won the 2017 Pepsi Little People’s Championship, the 2016 Women’s Western Junior, and the 2015 Chick Evans • Was an Upstate Eight All-Academic selection her final three years.

PERSONAL:
Parents are Christine and Joe Lillie • Has two brothers, Andrew and Mike • Great-grandfather, Paul Berry, was a two-time letterwinner for the Golden Gophers football team in 1929 and 1930 • Uncle, Jeff Lillie, competed on the Wisconsin fencing team • Lists winning the Women’s Western Junior Championship as her greatest sports thrill • Plays the cello • Enjoys movies, reading, travel and hanging out with friends • Plans to major in physiology.

CAREER BESTS

Round: 71 - Minnesota Invitational (9/11/17)
Finish: T-39th - Minnesota Invitational (9/11/17 - 9/12/17)
Tournament Score: 220  - Minnesota Invitational (9/11/17 - 9/12/17)
Tour. Score to Par: +4  - Minnesota Invitational (9/11/17 - 9/12/17)


CAREER STATS

Year Tournaments Rounds Strokes Average Low Round
2017-18 9 24 1876 78.17 71
Totals 9 24 1876 78.17 71

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