Senior Mariah Hopkins paces WCU in a tie for 22nd overall
Career Notes: Enters her senior season ranked seventh on Western Carolina's career scoring charts at 76.83 through 58 career rounds ... She has three career top 10 individual finishes.
2014-15 (Junior): Paced the Catamount women's golf team in stroke average a season ago at 76.04 over 28 rounds which ranked her 13th in the Southern Conference ... Her seasonal average ranked eighth in WCU's single-season scoring ledgers ... Was WCU's highest finisher in two tournaments with a pair of top 10 showings including a seventh-place finish at the John Kirk / Panther Intercollegiate in late March and a fourth-place finish at the SoCon Women's Golf Championship in mid-April ... Her three-round score of 216 (72-74-70) at the SoCon Championship ranks as the third-best, 54-hole score in program history ... Was among the top 15 individuals in four events on the season including three-straight to end the year ... Was named SoCon Women's Golfer of the Week on April 1 following her seventh-place finish at the John Kirk Panther Intercollegiate; Summer: ... During the summer, qualified for the 115th U.S. Women's Amateur by placing third at the Middle Atlantic Golf Association's qualifying event ... Is just the second WCU women's golfer to every qualify for the event ... Became the first-ever WCU women's golfer to qualify for the match-play portion of the championship, carding back-to-back rounds of two-over par, 74, before advancing through a 16-golfer play-off ... Fell in the first round of match-play, 7 & 5.
2013-14 (Sophomore): Made her WCU debut at the season-opening Golfweek Program Challenge ... 21 of her 30 season rounds were shot in the 70s including a career-low round of 70 in round three of the season-opener, finishing tied for 17th ... Averaged 77.57 strokes per round, ranking 18th in the Southern Conference ... Finished tied for 15th at the Great Smokies Intercollegiate and tied for 11th in the final event of the fall semester at the Fighting Camel Fall Classic ... Recorded her career-best finish with a runner-up finish at the Low Country Intercollegiate ... Tallied a top 20 finish in the Southern Conference Women's Golf Championship, placing tied for 19th.
Prior to Western Carolina: Played the 2012-13 season at Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst, N.C., leading the Flyers with a 79.20 stroke average in 10 tournaments and 19.5 rounds ... Recorded six top 10 and six top five finishes including an individual medalist honor in both the fall and spring ... Posted rounds of 74 and 73 to finish tied for 16th at the 2012 Great Smokies Intercollegiate (Sept., 2012) ... Turned in a 54-hole score of 234 (78-80-76), averaging 78.0 to finish tied for 22nd at the Fighting Camel Fall Classic ... Was the individual medalist at Sandhills' home tournament held at the Country Club of Whispering Pines ... High School: played at Woodbridge HS ... As a prep, posted two fourth-place individual showings and a sixth-place finish on the International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT).