Kathleen

Gallagher

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Height: 5'3"
Class: Senior
City/State: Greenwood, Miss.
High School: Pillow Academy
Major: Communication Studies
Experience: 3 Letters

Bio

2017 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2016 LSWA Freshman of the Year

SENIOR SEASON (2018-19)
Has played in all four Fall tournaments ... averaging 74.33 strokes over 9 rounds ... picked up at Top 20 finish at the Magnolia Invitational, shooting a career-low 68 in the first round.

JUNIOR SEASON (2017-18)
Averaged 75.54 over 26 rounds and nine-tournaments ... Low round of 68 and low aggregate score of 2-under par 214 (68-71-75) came at the Magnolia Invitational, where she finished tied for fifth place.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2016-17)
Averaged 74.41 for the 29-round, ten-tournament season ... Had six rounds of even par or better ... Picked up her first collegiate victory with a score of 3-under at the CCLA Spring Break Dual Match (73-68) ... Finished top 20 at the SEC Championships with a 2-under-par.

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”.

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