LSU Women's Golf BIO
Kathleen Gallagher
Player Profile:
Kathleen Gallagher 2337942
Height: 5'3"
Class: Junior
Experience: 2 Letters
City/State: Greenwood, Miss.
High School: Pillow Academy
Major: Communication Studies
Born: 07/20/1996

LSWA Freshman of the Year

FALL SOPHOMORE SEASON (2016)
Averaged 74.00 for the nine-round, three-tournament fall season … Three rounds of par or under with low round of 71 (even par in the Schooner and -1 in the Kauth Invitational) … Posted 4-over in the Kauth event with rounds of 77-71-72 … Shot no round above 74 in the second and third round of the three events.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2015-16)
Just missed getting her first college top 10 at the Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel with a 3-over 219 (72-74-73), tying for 11th place ... Posted 4-over 200 with 3-under 69 in opening round of the ANNIKA Intercollegiate (69-74-77), finishing T38 ... Led the team in stroke average with a 74.33 average with one top 10 and five rounds of par or under … One of four LSU players to post a 69 on the team during the season … Posted rounds of 74-71-74 to finish +6 with 219 and T13 in the Darius Rucker Invitational .. T10 came in the Silverado Showdown at +3 with 219 in a field of 93 (72-73-74) … During the summer earned her second Mississippi Women’s Golf Association state amateur championship with her other win coming in 2013.

PRIOR TO LSU
Played both basketball and golf at Pillow Academy … Part of four golf championships in the MAIS – Girl’s and Boy’s State Team Champions as a ninth graders, as well as individual girl’s state champion that season … Was Boy’s North State Champion as an 11th grader … School winner and state finalist for the Wendy’s High School Heisman in golf … All-Conference and All-Commonwealth in prep hoops … 2013 Mississippi Women’s State Amateur Champion and 2014 Runner-up in State AM … Future Tour Championship Medalist, 2012-14; Advanced to match play in 2012 at USGA Girl’s Junior and from 2012-14 participated in the Junior PGA Championship, best finish T23 (2013) … Graduated with honors and made the Headmaster’s list (all A’s) all four years in high school … Member National Honor Society, Math, Science Club …

PERSONAL
Born on July 20, 1996 … Right handed … Parents are Jim and Cissye Gallagher … Mother (Cissye Meeks) played at LSU for Coach Bahnsen (1985-88) and on the LPGA Tour … Dad played on both the PGA and Champion Tour with five PGA wins; he is now serving as an analyst on Golf Channel … aunt, Jackie Gallagher Smith is a former Lady Tiger, who won on the LPGA Tour; and, Uncle Jeff is a member of the PGA Tour … Two sisters: Mary Langdon and Elizabeth; one brother: Thomas … On coming to LSU wrote: “Both my mom and aunt played golf at LSU, so I have been a fan my whole life. I have always dreamed of playing college golf at LSU, but never really knew if that would be possible” … Anticipated major at LSU is communications … Likes to “hang out with friends and family to relax” … Favorite foods are Italian and seafood and favorite dessert is “all things ice cream” … An easy choice for favorite professional golfer “my daddy”.

COLLEGIATE FINISHES

2015-16
Mason Rudolph 79-75-73 – 227 T60
ANNIKA Intercollegiate 69-74-77 – 220 T38
Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel 72-74-73 – 219 T11
The Alamo Invitational 76-76-71 – 223 T38
Allstate Sugar Bowl 76-73-77 – 226 54
Darius Rucker Intercollegiate 74-71-74 – 219 T13
LSU Tiger Golf Classic 75-80-76 – 231 T25
Silverado Showdown 72-73-74 – 219 T10
SEC Championships 75-76-76 – 227 T37
NCAA Baton Rouge Regional 77-79-75 – 231 T59

 

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