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    Kaitlin Park
    Kaitlin  Park

    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Tustin, Calif.

    High School:
    Beckman



    03/23/2015

    No. 9 NU Returns to Liz Murphey Classic as Defending Medalist

    Six of the current top-10 teams in the Golfstat.com rankings are among the Liz Murphey field

    03/04/2015

    NU Wins Second-Straight Hurricane Invitational Championship

    Wildcats pick up second victory of the year with repeat performance in Coral Gables

    03/03/2015

    Northwestern Builds 13-Stroke Lead at Hurricane Invitational

    Defending champions poised for a repeat with four Wildcats in the top-9 of the standings

    03/02/2015

    With Three 'Cats Atop Individual Standings, NU Leads Hurricane Invite

    Hana Lee, Kaitlin Park and Hannah Kim give NU three Wildcats in the 60s in the same round for the first time ever

    03/01/2015

    Defending Champion Wildcats Return to Hurricane Invitational

    Northwestern headlines this year's field as the seventh-ranked team in the country

    Honors and Awards: 2013 Big Ten Freshman of the Year ... Two-time All-Big Ten first team selection, earning the honor in both 2012-13 and 2013-14.

    Fall 2014: Competed in all four of Northwestern's tournaments in the fall as a member of the team lineup ... Recorded a pair of top-20 finishes and four rounds at par or better ... Ranked fourth on the team in the fall with a 74.08 stroke average ... Closed the first tournament of the year with a 2-under 71 in the final round of the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational (Sept. 15-16) to place a season-best 12th ... Opened the Annika Intercollegiate (Sept. 28-30) with a 1-under 2-under 70 before following that up with an even-par 72 in the second round en route to another top-20 finish and a Big Ten Golfer of the Week honor ... Shot an even-par 72 in the final round of the Windy City Intercollegiate (Oct. 6-7) ... In the summer of 2014, Completed the sweep at Q-School Prep Series at the Mission Hills Country Club by winning two events ... Defeated 2014 NCAA Champion Doris Chen at the event.

    Fall 2014 Results:
    Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invite • 76-74-71=221 (+2) (12th)
    Annika Intercollegiate • 70-72-75=217 (+1) (18th)
    Windy City Collegiate Classic • 79-73-72=224 (+8) (23rd)
    Stanford Intercollegiate • 77-73-77=227 (+14) (69th)

    2013-14: First Team All-Big Ten ... Played in all 12 events, ranking second on the team with a 74.63 scoring average, which ranks fourth in NU single-season history ... Had seven rounds under par, including three in the 60's ... Two top-10 finishes and a team-best seven top-20 showings ... Career scoring average of 74.84 is No. 1 on NU's top career stroke average list ... Played at the 2014 NCAA Championships (May 20-23), helping NU tie for 15th ... Part of the NU group of five that played at the NCAA West Regional (May 8-10) and qualified for the 2014 NCAA Championships ... Helped NU finish third at the 2014 Big Ten Championships (April 25-27) ... Led NU at the Silverado Showdown (April 14-15), tying for 13th at 3-over 219 (72-73-74) ... The Wildcats finished third at the Silverado Showdown ... Helped Northwestern set a new single-round program record, carding an 11-under 277 to finish first at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic (April 4-6) ... Finished fourth, scoring a 3-under 69 at Liz Murphey ... Placed in the top 15 at the Hurricane Invitational (March 3-5) to help NU win the team title ... Carded a 4-over 217 (73-69-75) to tie for 13th ... Helped NU finish third at the spring opening Lady Puerto Rico Classic (Feb. 16-18) by tying for 20th with a 6-over 222 (76-73-73) ... Scored a 2-over 215, including a 1-under 70 in the second round of the Stanford Intercollegiate (Oct. 25-27) ... Tied for 20th in this contest ... Tied for 18th at the 2013 Windy City Collegiate Classic (Sept. 30-Oct. 1) ... Carded a 3-under 68 in the first round, the second lowest round of her career, and finished at 5-over 218 for the tournament (68-74-76) ... Tied for 24th at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational (Sept. 20-21) ... Scored a 5-over 224 (78-74-72) ... Led Northwestern at the season-opening Mary Fossum Invitational, tying for second at 4-over 220 (73-74-73) ... Second-place finish is the best placement in her Wildcat career.

    2013-14 Results:
    Mary Fossum Invitational • 73-74-73=220 (+4) (T-2nd)
    Dick McGuire Invitational • 78-74-72=224 (+5) (T-24th)
    Windy City Collegiate Classic • 68-74-76=218 (+5) (T-18th)
    Stanford Intercollegiate • 71-70-74=215 (+2) (T-20th)
    Lady Puerto Rico • 76-73-73=222 (+6) (T-20th)
    Hurricane Invitational • 73-69-75=217 (+4) (T-13th)
    Bryan National Collegiate • 73-74-85=232 (+16) (T-42nd)
    Liz Murphey Collegiate • 69 (-3) (4th)
    Lost to Augusta James (NC State), 1-up
    vs. Alex Harrell (Auburn), did not finish
    Def. Elyse Smidinger (Denver), 4-and-2
    Silverado Showdown • 72-73-74=219 (+3) (T-13th)
    Big Ten Championships • 77-77-81=235 (+19) (T-37th)
    NCAA West Regional • 78-75-81=234 (+18) (T-58th)
    NCAA Championships • 86-76-71-74=307 (+27) (T-116th)

    2012-13: 2013 Big Ten Freshman of the Year ... First-Team All-Big Ten ... Played in all 12 events, making 11 starts (played as an individual at the season-opening Dick McGuire Invitational) ... Second on the team in scoring average at 75.06 (ranks fourth in NU single-season history) ... Led NU at four events ... Four top-10 finishes ... Six rounds of par or better ... Played at the 2013 NCAA Championships (May 21-24), carding a 22-over 310 (75-74-78-83 ... T-100th) ... Competed at the 2013 NCAA East Regional (May 9-11), helping NU finish sixth and qualify for the NCAA Championships for just the second time in program history ... Finished with an 8-over 224 (77-74-73) to tie for 51st ... Member of 2013 Big Ten All-Championship Team ... Led NU at the 2013 Big Ten Championships (April 26-28), helping the Wildcats tie for first to claim a share of the first Big Ten title in program history ... Finished sixth at 6-over 222 (71-72-79) for her fourth top-10 finish of the season ... Tied for 37th at the Lady Buckeye Invitational (April 20-21) ... Scored a 22-over 238 ... Led Northwestern at the SDSU Farms Invitational ... Posted third top-10 finish of the season, tying for eighth ... Finished 7-over 223 (73-72-78) ... Had the best score out of the 14 competitors in NU's dual at SDSU ... Shot a 2-under 70 ... Tied for 38th with a 13 over 229 at the Clover Cup (March 8-10)...Tied for 5th with a 2-over 218 (74-73-71) at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic (Feb.10-12) ... Tied for 23rd with a 2-over 74 at the Landfall Tradition (Oct. 28) only played one round due to weather... Was one stroke off NU's program record for 18 holes, scoring a 5-under 67 in the final round of the Mercedes Benz Collegiate (Oct. 12-14) ... Vaulted from a tie for 21st into sixth place for her first career top-10 finish ... Scored a 1-under 214 (74-74-67) at Mercedes Benz Collegiate ... Made first career start for Northwestern at its own Windy City Collegiate Classic (Oct. 1-2) ... Shot a 14-over 230 (75-79-76) to tie for 43rd ... Made collegiate debut at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational (Sept. 17-18), playing as an individual ... Tied for 25th, placing the highest of any individual competitor ... Scored a 5-over 224 (73-75-76).

    2012-13 Results:
    Dick McGuire Invitational • 73-75-76=224 (+5) (T-25th) (played as an individual)
    Windy City Classic • 75-76-79=230 (+14) (T-43rd)
    Mercedes Benz Collegiate • 74-74-67=215 (-1) (6th)
    Landfall Tradition • 74 (+2) (T-23rd)
    Lady Puerto Rico Classic • 74-73-71=218 (+2) (T-5th)
    Clover Cup • 77-75-77=229 (+13) (T-38th)
    SDSU Dual • 70 (-2) (1st)
    SDSU Farms Invitational • 73-72-78=223 (+7) (T-8th)
    Lady Buckeye • 79-75-84=238 (+22) (T-37th)
    Big Ten Championships • 71-72-79=222 (+6) (6th)
    NCAA East Regional • 77-74-73=224 (+8) (T-51st)
    NCAA Championships • 75-74-78-83 = 310 (+22)(T-100th)

    High School: No. 1-ranked recruit in the state of California and tabbed the No. 7 recruit in the country according to Junior Golf Scoreboard ... Posted two AJGA victories in the summer of 2011, one runner-up finish ... Competed at the 2011 U.S. Women's Amateur and U.S. Girls' Junior Amateur ... 2011 Rolex Junior All-American.

    Personal: Majoring in cognitive science.

    Park's Career Statistics

    Season Events Rounds Strokes Average Low Round Top 10/20
    2012-13 12 33 2,477 75.06 67 4/4
    2013-14 12 35 2,612 74.63 68 2/7
    Fall 2014 4 12 889 74.08 70 0/2
    Career 28 80 5,978 74.73 67
    6/13

    Best Finish: T-2nd - Mary Fossum Invitational (Sept. 14-15, 2013)
    Low Round: 67 - Mercedes Benz Collegiate Championships (Oct. 14, 2012)
    Low 54-Hole Score: 215 (-1) - Mercedes Benz Collegiate Championships (Oct. 12-14, 2012)