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 Ana Maria Puche
Ana Maria Puche

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Barranquilla, Colombia

High School:
Karl C. Parrish

Experience:
3L


As a Junior:: Participated in all 11 events ... Finished third on the team with a 76.39 stroke average ... Carded a career-best round of 68 to open the NCAA East Regionals, where she shared first place with teammate Abby Bools ... Recorded two top-5's, five top-10's and seven top-20 finishes ... Best finish came at JMU Eagle Landing Invitational (2nd) where she carded a personal-best 216 (71-74-71) ... Five-of-33 rounds were par of better (.152) ... Other top-five finish came at the C-USA Championships (t 3rd) ... Named second-team All Conference USA ... Two-time C-USA Golfer-of-the- Week selection (Oct. 8/ Mar. 11) ... 2009 C-USA All-Tournament Team selection ... Currently owns a career stroke average of 76.98, which ranks sixth all-time ... Her 54-hole score of 216 at the JMU Eagle Landing is tied for the fifth lowest score in school history ... Posted top-10 finishes at the Windy City Collegiate Classic (t-6th), Lady Pirate Intercollegiate (t-6th) and UNCW Lady Seahawk Classic (t-7th) ... Posted a 54-hole tournament average of 229.2 ... Recorded 15 rounds of 75 or better ... Closed out junior season with a 193rd ranking by Golfweek after posting a 603-223-22 overall record ... Ranked 215th nationally by Golfstat ... As a Sophomore: Competed in all 11 events ... Carded 77.03 stroke average which was fourth best on the squad and is the 16th lowest single-season average at ECU ... Posted a pair of top-10 finishes and five top-20's ... Best finish came at the Pinehurst Challenge (t-7th) after carding a 54-hole score of 227 (78-76-73) ... Other top-10 came in the opening event of the season at the Myrtle Beach Classic (10th) where she fired her low round of the season (72) ... Posted top-20 finishes at UNCG-Starmount Fall Classic, UAB Beach Bash and the 2008 C-USA Championships ... At conclusion of sophomore campaign boasted a career 77.32 stroke average which is good enough for sixth place all-time ... Recorded nine rounds of 75 or better ... Posted a 54-hole tournament average of 232.6 with a season-low 227 coming at the Pinehurst Challenge ... Ended the season ranked 289th by GolfWeek after posting a 528-349-31 overall record ... As a Freshman: One of two freshmen (Abby Bools) to participate in all 10 events ... Recorded two top-10 finishes and five top-20's ... Her 77.63 stroke average and 233.1 event average score ranked second on the team ... Top finish came at the Pinehurst Invitational where she finished tied for sixth (76-77=153) ... Other lone top-10 placement was at the America's Choice Mortgage event (t-8th) ... Also had top-15 finishes at the Pirate Fall Invitational (t-14th), Edwin Watts/Palmetto Intercollegiate (t-15th) and the C-USA Championships (t-11th) ... Recorded seven rounds of 75 or lower with a then career-best of 71 coming at the Pirate Fall Invitational in round one ... In her first collegiate tournament finished tied for 32nd in the Wildcat Fall Invitational with a score of 240 (85-76-79) ... At end of freshman campaign ranked 13th on the school's single-season stroke average list (77.63) ... Earned third team All C-USA honors ... Ended the season ranked 292nd nationally by GolfWeek ... High School: Attended Karl C. Parrish High School where she played golf and volleyball ... Recorded three first place finishes during the 2004 Amateur season (Open of Cartagena, Open of Pereira and Open of Monteria) ... Ranked No. 2 nationally in 2005 ... Finished in the top-3 in five other tournaments in her home land of Colombia ... Personal: Majoring in communication with a minor in business administration ... Daughter of Jose and Ana Maria Puche ... Has one sibling Eduardo ... Six-time ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll and three-time C-USA Commissioner Honor Roll recipient.