2008-09: Capped her impressive Northwestern career with a 78.26 scoring average over 10 tournaments ... Finished her time in Evanston with a career 77.00 scoring average, which ranks second all-time in program history ... Finished tied for fifth at the Mountain View Collegiate (March 28-29) after compiling a 1-under 215, including a pair of rounds of 2-under 70 - the second-best 54-hole score in program history ... Had two other top-20 finishes, tying for 11th at the Lady Buckeye (April 18-19) and finishing in a tie for 20th at the season-opening Mary Fossum Invitational (Sept. 20-21) ... Top Wildcat finisher in three events on the year, finishing among the top three on the Northwestern scorecard in seven of her 10 tournaments ... Academic All-Big Ten for the third-consecutive year.
2007-08: Paced the Wildcats, posting the lowest scoring average on the squad (76.81) ... Competed in all 10 events with four top-20 finishes, including a fourth-place tie at the Lady Northern ... Also placed 11th at the Challenge at Wolfdancer and Lady Buckeye Invitational, as well as a 17th-place tie at the Lady Paladin ... Had three rounds shooting even-par 72 and 24 rounds under 80 ... Shot a season-best 3-over 219 at the Lady Northern ... Was the top Wildcat performer in five events and finished second in four others ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2006-07: Finished 30th or better in eight out of the 10 events she participated in ... Finished the season with the third-best stroke average of the team's regular starters (77.48) ... Led the Wildcats through the first two rounds at the NCAA Central Regional Championships, firing a season-low round of 3-over 74 in the second round ... Best finish of the year came during the 'Cats' team victory at the Lady Paladin (10th) ... Finished in a tie for 18th at the Big Ten Championships to give the Wildcats three top-20 finishers in the individual race.
2005-06: NGCA All-America Scholar recipient ... Stepped up immediately as a freshman, tying for first in the her first collegiate event, the Mary Fossum Invitational, with a 54-hole total of 220 ... The 4-over 220 was her best 54-hole total of the season ... Finished second in team scoring, shooting an average of 75.62 ... Showed remarkable consistency, finishing outside of the top-30 in only 2 of 11 events ... Besides the Mary Fossum Invitational, also led the 'Cats at the Lady Paladin Invitational, finishing in a tie for 10th ... Recorded one other top-10 finish, finishing in a tie for third as the Wildcats won the Rio Verde Collegiate Invitational ... Nearly led the 'Cats to the NCAA Championships, finishing with a 12-over 228 to tie with Alice Kim for 21st at the NCAA Central Regional Championships as Northwestern fell just short of making the cut.
High School: Ranked among the top 20 juniors in the country in the Golfweek Titleist Performance Index ... Won the Women's Western Golf Association's (WWGA) 105th National Amateur Championship ... Defeated Purdue's Onnarin Sattayabanphot, a 2005 All-Big Ten selection, head-to-head at the Championship ... Shot a three-round, two-over-218, en route to winning the American Junior Golf Association's (AJGA) Subaru Open ... Tallied another AJGA championship with a win at the Windy City Junior Tournament in Winnetka, Ill. ... Claimed seven top-five finishes in national junior events her senior year ... Twice played in the USGA Women's Amateur Championship ... 2004 HP Scholastic Junior All-America Team.
Personal: Born Jennifer Jihae Hong ... Political science major.
Hong's Career Statistics
Year Rounds Strokes Average Low Top 10/20
2005-06 34 2571 75.62 69 3/0
2006-07 29 2247 77.48 74 1/2
2007-08 31 2381 76.81 72 1/3
2008-09 31 2426 78.26 70 1/2
Career 125 9625 77.00 69 6/7