Spang In A Three-Way Tie For First Heading Into Final Round Action
Participated in all four events posting a 74.83 stroke average, which ranked third on the team ... Carded a career-low round of 70 during the Old Waverly Bulldog Invitational (second round) ... Collected second career Top-5 finish during the first event of the fall at the MOMorial with a 2-over 218 (t4th) ... Posted a 219 (3-over) at the Old Waverly taking a share of 12th after rounds of 71, 70 and 78 ... Recorded five rounds of 73 or better.
As a Sophomore (2012-13)
Played in all 12 events posting a 77.91 stroke average, which ranked fifth on the team ... Posted three Top-40 finishes ... Season-best finish came at the UNCG Starmount Forest Tournament when she carded a 54-hole score of 227 (77-76-74) to finish tied for 30th ... Followed that with a share of 33rd at the rain-shortened Lady Pirate Intercollegiate (77) ... Carded season-low tournament score of 225 (75-76-74) at The Alamo Invitational ... Finished tied for 35th at the 2013 Conference USA Championships (236) ... Participated in second-straight NCAA Regional finishing tied for 118th after a three-day score of 245 (82-82-81) ... Recorded eight rounds of 75 or better with a season-low 72 at the Insperity Lady Jaguar Intercollegiate (second round) ... Closed out the season ranked 531st by Golfweek with a 389-656-43 record ... Named 2012-13 National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) Division I Scholar All-American.
As a Freshman (2011-12)
Earned Third-Team Conference USA honors ... Posted a 77.69 stroke average during her rookie season ... Participated in all 12 events recording a pair of Top-5 finishes and four Top-20's ... Finished fourth at the UNCW Lady Seahawk Classic carding a 1 under 215 (72-72-71) after sinking a 30-foot par putt on the last hole ... Earned C USA Golfer-of-the-Week honors for her performance at the Seahawk Classic ... Claimed a share of fifth place at the JMU Eagle Landing Invitational with a 1-over par 217 (71-74-72) ... In first collegiate event, carded a 4-over 220 (71-74-75) finishing ninth at the Golfweek Program Challenge ... Followed that with another Top-20 finish (t-12th) at the rain-shortened Wild Eggs Cardinal Cup (77-74=151) ... Also finished tied for 22nd at the Pinehurst Challenge (224) and tied for 24th at the Onion Creek Challenge (225) ... Carded a career-low round of 71 three times, including her first ever collegiate round at the Golfweek Program Challenge ... Fifteen of 35 rounds were 74 or better ... Closed out the season ranked 511th by Golfweek with a 521-445-20 record ... Named 2011-12 National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) Division I Scholar All-American.
Four-year letterwinner for head coach Rick Luttrell ... Named team captain for the Vikings ... Runner up at the 4A West Regional and finished 16th at the 4A N.C. State Championships during freshman campaign ... Followed that by winning the 4A West Regional as an individual, claimed sixth place at the state championships and helped the Vikings to the team title at the West Regionals ... As a junior posted a 36.4 stroke average (9-hole) on her way to fourth place at the states ... Closed out high school career with a 34.5 average (9-hole) and a second place finish in the 4A N.C. State Championships ... Led the Vikings to back-to-back I-Meck Conference titles ... Ranked as high a No. 2 in the Carolina's Golf Association North Carolina junior girls rankings ... Qualified for 2010 U.S. Junior Girls Championship ... Runner-up at the 2010 North- South Junior Championships, Joe Cheves Junior Championships and 4A High School State Championships ... Member of the Carolinas Team (2010) ... First-Team All Carolinas (2008-09) ... Took home first place at the 2010 Precision Girls Championship, where she fired a final round score of 67 ... Won the 2010 Order of Merit for the Peggy Kirk Bell Tour.
Majoring in economics with a minor in mathematics ... Daughter of Bill and Mo Kirk ... Has three siblings (Ben, Jason and Taylor) ... Father Bill played football (quarterback) at Wheaton College ... Uncle Tim Kirk played baseball (pitcher) at the University of North Carolina (1983- 86) ... Member of the National Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society ... Junior Marshall ... Two-Time National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) Division I Scholar All-American (2011-12) ... Two-time Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Medal and Commissioner's Honor Roll recipient ... Four-time ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll member (Fall 11-present).