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Nicola Eaton
Height: 5'4"
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: Kwazulu Natal, South Africa
High School: Port Shepstone HS
Nicola Eaton Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 06/13/2007

2005 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2004 Freshman SEC Academic Honor Roll

SENIOR SEASON (2006-07)
Played in six tournaments, two as an individual player for the Lady Tigers ... Won three of four possible points for the Lady Tigers in the Hooter's National Women's Match Play Championships, winning two matches and tying two others ... Had four best rounds of 74 (at Cougar Classic, 1st rd.; at Mason Rudolph, 1st and 3rd rd.; and, at UCF Challenge, 2nd rd. ... Best finish in stroke play competition was tie for 38th at nine-over 225 (74-77-74) at Mason Rudolph Championship at Vanderbilt.

JUNIOR SEASON (2005-06)
Played in four events, the Cougar Classic, Lady Tar Heel, Chrysler Challenge and the LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic ... Averaged 77.8 for the season ... Career average for 36 rounds is 77.69 ... Best round of year was a 75 in the final round of the LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic and best tournament finish was a tie for 31st at Chrysler Challenge.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2004-05)
Saw action in three tournaments, averaging 77.44 ... Best finish was a tie for 19th finish in the LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic at the University Club where she tied for 19th (74-77-74 -- 225) ... Also participated in the Mercedes-Benz Championship in the fall and on the team for the spring-opening Central District Invitational ... Four of six rounds counted for team score and had 7 of 9 rounds in the 70s.
 
FRESHMAN SEASON  (2003-04)
Made her debut, joining her twin sister in the spring portion of the season, helping the Tigers to a victory in the Central District Tournament, in her first start ... Played in five of the six spring events, 15 rounds, averaging 77.73, fourth on the team ... Best finish was the opening Central District event, finishing in a tie for 13th (73-77-78 - 228) ... Finished in a tie for 18th in SEC Women's Championships in Baton Rouge, closing with a season best round of two-under 70 ... 10.7 of 15 rounds counted for team score (63.67%)
 
PRIOR TO LSU
Participated in hockey, swimming and tennis, besides golf at the Port Shepstone High School ... Began playing golf at the age of 12 ... In December 2000, both Nicola and her sister were invited to join the Ernie Els Foundation, a non-profit organization started by the South African PGA star to help develop junior golfers through 2003 ... Third in the Kwazulu Ladies Amateur, 18th in the South African Ladies Order of Merit ... Tied with sister, Melissa, in 2002 KZN junior championships at Royal Durban with score of 147 ... Golf coach Derek James and mom, Colleen.
 
PERSONAL
Full name is Nicola Amy Eaton ... Born on Jan. 15, 1985 ... Right-handed ... Parents are Terence and Colleen Eaton ... Major at LSU: business administration.
 
Collegiate Finishes

2006-07
Cougar Classic 74-78-77 -- 229 t45
Mason Rudolph Championship 74-77-74 -- 225 t38
Lady Tar Heel Invitational         80-81-80 -- 241 t70
Auburn "Derby" Invitational       80-77 -- 157 t47
UCF Challenge 84-74-82 -- 240 t56
LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic      81-81-81 -- 243 89
Total 17 rounds -- 78.50 avg.

2005-06
Cougar Classic 78-80-70 -- 228 t42
Lady Tar Heel 76-76-80 -- 232 t41
Chrysler Challenge 82-77-81 -- 240 t31
LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic 80-79-75 -- 234 t61
Total 12 rounds -- 77.80 avg.

2004-05
Mercedes-Benz Women's Championship 77-77-75 -- 229  t39
Central District Invitational 83-84-76 -- 243  t67
LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic 74-77-74 -- 225 t19
Totals 9 rounds -- 77.44 avg.
 
2003-04
Central District Tournament 73-77-78 - 228  t13
LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic 79-77-76 - 232  t23
Lady Gamecock Classic 79-86-82 - 247  t48
SEC Women's Championships 73-80-70 - 223  t18
NCAA East Women's Regional 80-75-81 - 236  t48
Totals 15 rounds -- 77.73
 
Career Records
Rounds: 53
Strokes: 4,132
Average: 77.96
Rounds of Par or Under: 1
Low Round: 70, 2004 SEC Women's Championships, 3rd rd.
Low Tournament (54 holes): 223, 2004 SEC Women's Championships 
Top 10 Finishes: 0
Best Finish: t13, 2004 Central District Tournament


 

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