Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday

Amanda Wilson
Amanda Wilson


Hilo, Hawaii

High School:
Waiakea H.S.


Haywood Hails: She has played in almost every tournament since she came to UofA. She has a ton of college golf experience. She played well last year after struggling her sophomore year and has been great so far this year. She's the one that we need to look for for some low numbers this year. She's had enough experience traveling and playing. If Amanda plays well, the team will play well. I look for Amanda to lead the team and get it done on the golf course. I think she's ready to have a good year.

Junior (2007-08): Two top-20 finishes to her credit ... Ranked fourth on the squad with a 77.32 stroke average ... Played in 11 events (34 rounds) ... Two rounds at par or better ... Finished in a tie for 105th place at the NCAA Championships, May 20-23, with a 76-78-79-85=318 (+30) total ... Tied for 69th place at the 2008 NCAA West Regional with a 77-76-76=229 (+13) tally ... Finished in a tie for 32nd place at the Pac-10 Championships with a 20-over 233 ... Tied for 56th at the PING/ASU Invitational with a 14-over 230 ... Tied for 14th place at the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational with a 71-82-77=230 (+14) tally ... Finished in a tie for 49th place at the Wildcat Invitational with a 233 (+20) total ... Carded a 75-79-70=224 (+11) to finish 17th at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge ... Tied for 46th place at the Las Vegas Showdown after shooting a 76-74-77=227 (+11) ... Finished in a tie for 53rd place at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational with a 21-over 237 tally ... Tied for 88th place at the NCAA Preview ... Opened the season with a tie for 48th place at the Mason Rudolph Championship with a 73-77-75=225 (+9).

Sophomore (2006-07): Competed in 11 events for the Wildcats ... Stroke average of 77.03 ranked fourth on the team ... Carded low tournament score of 223 at the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational ... Finished in the top ten at that tournament ... Shot three rounds at or under par throughout the season ... Carded a 231 (+15) at the Pac-10 Championships to tie for 15th place ... Score of 303 (+15) at the NCAA Championships was good enough to tie for 34th place, the highest finish of any Wildcat in the tournament.

Freshman (2005-06): Completed the 2006 season with four top 20 finishes in 11 starts ... Pac-10 honorable mention selection ... Low round score of 68 was the best on the team ... Carded second lowest tournament score on the team with a 213 total ... Finished in second at the Mountain Shootout with a 147 total (+1) ... Tied for fifth at the Las Vegas Showdown after carding a 213 (-3) ... Finished in a tie for 13th at the Pac-10 Championships with a total score of 225 (+9) ... Finished with a total of 323 (+35) at the NCAA Championships to place tied for 116th ... Helped Arizona place 7th at the NCAA West Regional ... Competed at the NCAA Championships ... During the summer, shot a 73 at the U.S. Women's Amateur to become the first alternate for the event.

High School: Waiakea High School, Hilo, Hawaii ... A four-year letter winner in golf ... Team captain ... Selected team MVP ... Was the 2002 Hawaii state champion ... Finished her senior season with a 75.00 stroke average in five events ... Shot a low-round of 70 (-2) during her senior season ... Finished the Jennie K Invitational 5-under-par during her senior season.

Junior Golf: Placed first in the 2001 and 2003 Men's Waikoloa Open ... Competed in the 2001 USGA Girls Junior at Pumpkin Ridge ... Finished first at the 2001 HSJGA Tournament of Champions and second at the same tournament in 2003... In 2002, finished second at the Jennie K Invitational and first at the Hi All-Star Invitational ... In 2002, played in the U.S Women's Amateur Public Links in Sunriver, Ore., advancing to the quarterfinals before losing to Michelle Wie in 19 holes ... Finished sixth at the Junior World Championship ... Advanced through three rounds at the 2003 U.S Women's Amateur Public Links in Palm Coast, Fla. ... Runner-up at the 2003 Junior World Championship in San Diego ...Advanced in two rounds at the 2003 USGA Girls Junior ... In 2004, placed first in the Jennie K Invitational ... Participated in the 2004 United States Women's Open ... Advanced through two rounds at the 2004 USGA Girls Junior in Fort Worth, Texas.

Personal: Full Name: Amanda Hiroko Wilson ... Born Oct. 23, 1987, in Hilo, Hawaii... Daughter of Daniel and Hanna Wilson ... Father works in yard maintenance and mother is a property manager ... Has one older brother andone younger brother ... Both siblings play golf ... Academic major of interest is education ... Lists hobbies as going to the beach and hanging out with friends.