Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday

Laura Myerscough
Laura Myerscough


Charleston, Ill.

High School:
Charleston HS


General: The most experienced player in the Arizona lineup, with 68 career rounds under her belt... Expected to provide leadership and solid scores from the No. 1 spot in her final season as a Wildcat... Became Arizona's 20th All-American when she received Honorable Mention laurels in 2002... Posted a 75.21 stroke average in 11 appearances in the 2001-02 season... A model of consistency, Myerscough has appeared in every one of Arizona's tournaments over the last two seasons... The only Wildcat to do so... Career stroke average of 76.04... Has six top-10 finishes and 3 top-20 finishes in her Arizona career... Competed in the 2001 and 2002 U.S. Women's Opens... Went undefeated in three matches at the 2002 Curtis Cup... Reached the semifinals of the 2002 Women's Western Championships... Member of the 2002 United States World Amateur team... Defeated former Arizona teammate Lorena Ochoa in 19 holes in the quarterfinals of the 2000 U.S. Women's Amateur... Runner-up at the 2000 U.S. Women's Amateur.

Junior (2001-02): A National Golf Coaches Association Honorable Mention All-American... Posted four top-10 and three top-25 finishes in her third year competing for the Wildcats... The only member of the Arizona team to compete in all 11 of the Wildcats' tournaments this season... Earned her sixth career top-10 finish as she took seventh place at the 2002 NCAA Championships... The top-10 finish at the NCAA Championships was her third in the last four tournaments of the season... Shot a four-round total of 2-under-par 286 at the NCAA Championships, including three rounds at par or better... Her three-round score of 215 at the NCAA Championships set a new personal best for 54-hole score... Tied for 45th at the NCAA West Regional with a 54-hole total of 17-over-par 233... Posted career bests when she tied for fourth at the Pac-10 Championships with a 54-hole total of 3-over-par 219... The fourth-place tie was her second-career top-five finish and third top-10 of the season... Notched her second top-10 finish of the season and fourth of her career as she tied for 10th place at the PING/ASU Invitational... Shot a three-round total of 4-over-par 220... Myerscough's performance at the tournament held at Arizona State's Karsten Golf Course was highlighted by an even-par performance that pushed her into the top 10... Battled terrible conditions, including fierce winds and freezing temperatures, at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational... Tied for 24th with fellow Wildcats Cristina Baena and Miriam Kraschinski at 239 (+26)... Earned a top-25 finish at Arizona's lone home competition, the Wildcat Invitational... Shot 225 (+9) to claim a tie for 25th at the tournament in Tucson... Began the spring season by posting the Wildcats' second-lowest individual 54-hole score at the TRW Regional Challenge... Tied for 38th with a three-round score of 17-over-par 230... Notched her fifth top-25 performance of the season with a tie for 25th at the Wildcat Invitational, completing play at 9-over-par 225... Had three top-25 finishes and one top-10 finish in four fall tournaments... Wrapped up fall play with a tie for 21st place at the Auburn Tiger-Derby Invitational, where she closed the tournament with a final-round of 1-over-par 73... Earned a tie for 14th place at the Hawaii Fall Invitational... Finished tied for 10th place at the Oregon State Invitational where she posted a three-round total 7-over-par 223, her lowest tournament score of the fall... Opened her junior season with an even-par round of 72 in the first round of the NCAA Fall Preview... Tied for 41st place at the rain-shortened NCAA Fall Preview.

Sophomore (2000-01): Tied for 53rd at the NCAA Championships, shooting 17-over-par 305... Contributed to Arizona's 20-stroke victory at the NCAA West Regional with a 14-over-par 230, finishing tied for 29th... Honorable Mention all-Pac-10... Finished in a tie for 29th place at the Pac-10 Championships... Earned highest finish of her career with a fifth-place showing at the Dr. Thompson Rainbow Invitational... Carded rounds of 75, 71 and 76 to finish at 222... Tied for 29th place at the Wildcat Invitational with a three-round score of 233, including a second-round 73... Shot 227 at the TRW Regional Challenge to tie for 21st... Won two matches at the CGF Match Play Championships... Defeated Diana Ramage of Auburn, 3&2, and Dominique Bleichenbacher of Pepperdine, 2&1... Finished tied for 54th at the Stanford/Pepsi Invitational with a total of 235... Earned a sixth-place showing at the Comcast/Dick McGuire Invitational... Shot 224, which included the low round of her UA career, an opening round 71... Tied for 22nd at the NCAA Fall Preview with rounds of 74 and 78 in the rain-shortened event.

(1999-2000): Redshirted due to the experience and depth of the National Champion Wildcats.

Freshman (1998-99): Played in just two tournaments as a freshman... Competed in the NCAA Fall Preview and placed 88th... Shot a 28-over-par 170... In the spring, played as a individual in the Arizona Invitational in Tucson and finished 76th... Shot a 236 with rounds of 79-78-79.

High School: Graduated from Charleston High School in Charleston, Ill... Lettered four years in golf for coach Stan Adkins... Was the captain and played in the No. 1 position... Was an all-state and all-conference performer... Named Athlete of the Week for her school as well... An American Junior Golf Association All-American in 1998.

Season	Tourn.	Rnds.	Strokes	Avg.	Top10/25	Low Rnd.	Low Tourn.	< Par
1998-99	2	5	406	81.20	0/0	78	236	0
2000-01	!11	30	2283	76.10	2/2	71	222	3
2001-02	11	33	2482	75.21	4/1	70	219	5
Career	24	68	5171	76.04	6/3	70	219	8

1999-2000	Tournament	Rnds.	Score	Place	Low Rnd.
Oct. 5-7	NCAA Fall Preview	2	87-83--170 (+28)	88th	83
Feb. 22-24	Arizona Invitational*	3	79-78-79--236 (+20)	76th	78

2000-01 Tournament Rnds. Score Place Low Rnd. Sept. 15-17 NCAA Fall Preview 2 74-78--152 (+6) T63 74 Sept. 21-23 Comcast/Dick McGuire Invitational 3 71-76-77--224 (+5) T6 71 Oct. 20-22 Stanford/Pepsi Inv. 3 80-73-82--235 (+19) T54 73 Nov. 10-12 CGF Match Play Chmps. 3 2 wins and 1 loss Feb. 12-14 TRW Regional Challenge 3 75-75-77--227 (+14) T21 75 Feb. 19-21 Wildcat Invitational 3 79-73-81--233 (+17) T52 73 March 27-29 Dr. Thompson Rainbow Invitational 3 75-71-76--222 (+7) 5 71 April 6-8 PING/ASU Invitational 3 77-77-73--227 (+11) T35 73 April 23-25 Pac-10 Championships 3 77-72-79--228 (+12) T29 72 May 10-12 NCAA West Regional 3 77-78-75--230 (+14) T29 75 May 22-25 NCAA Championships 4 76-76-78-75--305 (+17) T53 75

2001-02 Tournament Rnds. Score Place Low Rnd. Sept. 24-26 NCAA Fall Preview 2 72-80–152 (+8) T41 72 Oct. 8-10 Oregon State Inv. 3 74-73-76–223 (+7) T10 73 Oct. 30-31 Hawaii Fall Inv. 3 76-75-77–228 (+12) T14 75 Nov. 9-11 Auburn Tiger-Derby Inv. 3 77-77-73–227 (+11) T21 73 Feb. 11-13 TRW Regional Challenge 3 75-81-74–230 (+17) T38 74 Feb. 25-26 Wildcat Invitational 3 78-74-73–225 (+9) T25 73 March 25-26 Betsy Rawls Longhorn Inv. 3 80-84-75–239 (+26) T24 75 April 5-7 PING/ASU Invitational 3 73-75-72–220 (+4) T10 72 April 22-24 Pac-10 Championships 3 73-73-73–219 (+3) T4 73 May 9-11 NCAA West Regional 3 77-77-79–233 (+17) T45 77 May 21-24 NCAA Championships 4 70-73-72-71–286 (-2) 7 70

* competed as an individual

! includes non-scoring play at CGF Match Play Championships