Women's Golf

Laura Cross
Laura Cross

RS Senior

Waxahachie, Texas

High School:



2006-07: Sat out the season with a medical redshirt... Returned over the summer by winning a U.S. Women's Pub Links qualifier at Thorntree Country Club in DeSoto;

2005-06: Earned first-team All-Conference accolades... Shared the Col. Lynn B. Harding Mustang Spirit Award with Jennifer Ackerson... Ranked third on the team with a 75.97 stroke average over 32 rounds... Had three top-10 finishes on the season, taking third at both the Wolverine Invite and the Maxwell and tying for sixth at the Northwestern Invite... Had a round of 69 at the Northwestern Invite - the second-lowest team round of the year... Statistically was SMU's top player on par-5s (5.08) and par-3s (3.22)... Also SMU's top putter with just 30.53 putts per round... Was C-USA Golfer of the Week for the week of Oct. 8... Member of the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll... Won the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Sectional Qualifier at the Tangle Ridge Golf Club and advanced to the Finals... Shot 74-77 to tie for 36th and advance to match play at the Pub Links... Defeated Sara Hester of Fort Mill, S.C., 6 and 5, before falling to Glory Joo Young Yang of Murrieta, Calif., 2-up, in the round of 32.

2004-05: Earned first-team All-Conference honors... Named WAC Player of the Week three times... Shared Kyle O`Brien Lady Mustang MVP honors with Jennifer Ackerson... Won the Earl Stewart Jr. Memorial Trophy for the lowest stroke average on the squad with a 75.62 stroke average in 29 rounds... Finished second at the Bu-Tapito Spring Shoot-Out, carding a 76-70-77-223... Took fourth at the A&M "Mo"Morial and seventh at the Bronco Invite... Had seven top-10 finishes in 10 events... Had a low round of 70 on the year.

2003-04: Competed at the NCAA Championship, where she tied for 62nd... Was the first SMU player to qualify for the Championship since 1997... Averaged 75.4 strokes in 36 rounds... Took medalist honors at the Redbird Classic and the Miccosukee Championship... Was third at the WAC Championship... Named WAC Freshman of the Year.

Prep: Advanced to second round of Match Play at U.S. Amateur in 2003... 4A State Champion in 2003... 2002 state runner-up... Won Texas Junior Golf Tour Tournament in 2002... Team MVP for four years.

Personal: Majoring in English.

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