Lane Gakeler
Lane Gakeler

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Greensboro, N.C.

High School:
Western Guilford

Experience:
2L


09/23/2014

East Carolina Finishes 10th At Lady Paladin Invitational

Pettersson Claims Top-25 Finish With Three-Day Total of 224

09/16/2014

ECU Claims Team And Individual Titles At Minnesota Invitational

Frida Gustafsson Spang Wins Third Career Title With Score Of 207

05/22/2014

Kirk Captures 88th Carolina's Women's Amateur Championship

Rising Senior Birdie 18th Hole For First CGA Major Championship Title

05/11/2014

Spang Leads Pirates In Final Round Of NCAA's

Sophomore Earns 14th Career Top-20 Individual Finish

05/09/2014

ECU Moves Into Tie For 13th At NCAA Regional

Spang Jumps One Spot To Tie For 28th After Round Two

As a Sophomore (2013-14)
Participated in a career-best six events posting a 77.39 stroke average ... Carded a career-best round of 72 at the Web.com Intercollegiate (second round) ... In the fall shot a then career-low round of 73 at the Lady Pirate Intercollegiate (first round) ... Established a new career-low 54-hole score of 224 (8-over) at the 2014 Conference USA Championships, where she finished tied for 25th (career-best finish) ... Played in first career NCAA Regional carding an 11-over par 227 finishing tied for 79th ... Five of 18 rounds were 75 or lower.

As a Freshman (2012-13)
Played in three events during initial year with the program ... Posted an 18-hole stroke average of 83.83 in six rounds ... Collegiate debut came at the UNCG Starmount finishing tied for 85th (263) as an individual ... Followed that with a 5-over par 77 in the rain-shortened Lady Pirate Intercollegiate claiming a share of 33rd ... Made first career start as part of the five-person team at the Mercedes-Benz Intercollegiate, but finished tied for 90th after a disqualification following the first round ... Finished the event shooting 163 (79-84) on the final two holes ... Carded two rounds of 79 or better ... Posted a 74-205 overall record in three events.

High School (Prep Career)
Two-time NCHSAA regional qualifier (sophomore and senior) ... Named team captain of the guys team as a senior ... Five-time letterwinner at Western Guilford (golf-4, volleyball-1) ... Four-time North Carolina All-State selection ... Won the Peggy Kirk Bell Tour and Four Oaks Championships ... Placed third at the 2011 Peggy Kirk Bell Tour Open Championship ... Took ninth at the North-South Junior Championships 2010.

Personal
Intended major is social work ... Daughter of Dan and Sarah Gakeler ... Has one sibling (Shelby) ... Father played professional baseball making Major League debut in 1991 with the Detroit Tigers ... Beta Club member ... Graduated magna cum laude ... Three-time ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll member (Spring 2013 - present).

What's In Your Bag
Driver: Ping G25
Woods: Taylor Made RBZ
Irons: Taylor Made R11's

Walking The Links
Favorite Club: Driver
Favorite Course: Old North State (New London, N.C.
Favorite Golfer: Bubba Watson
Major You'd Most Like To Win: U.S. Women's Open
Before Every Round I: Listen to "Loose Yourself" by Eminem
Career Ambition: Work with kids with special needs
Most Influential Person: My mom, dad and swing coach Chris Haarlow
Favorite Movie Quote: "You're killin' me, Smalls!" - The Sandlot
Biggest DVR Obsession: CSI Miami
Star I'd Most Like To Dance With: Channing Tatum
My Favorite Place On Campus: The Murphy Center
The First Thing I Owned That Said ECU: T-shirt
I Chose ECU Because Of: The Pirate Nation atmosphere is unbelievable and my teammates ROCK!