April 11, 2012

Notre Dame, Ind. – Setting records on the golf course is nothing new for future Irish women’s golfer Lindsey Weaver (Scottsdale, Ariz.) as she has been doing it throughout her American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) career.

The talented senior from Cactus Shadows High School in Cave Creek, Ariz., was at it again last weekend as she put on a record-setting performance on the way to a playoff win at the AJGA Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic played at the Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Ariz.

Weaver set a women’s course record for Longbow, shooting a seven-under par 64 in the final round to finish with a seven-under par 206 to tie Amy Lee of Brea, Calif., after 54 holes. She won the sudden-death playoff on the par-four 10th hole as Lee bogeyed while Weaver sunk a three-foot putt for the tournament win. The victory was the eighth of her AJGA career and she has now won an AJGA tournament in seven consecutive years, once every year since she was 12, an AJGA record.

Earlier this year, on Feb. 26 at the Apache Course at Desert Mountain in Scottsdale, Ariz., posted a 59 in a PING Junior Interclub match. Weaver’s 59 is just the second shot by a female golfer as she follows a 59 that was shot in 2001 by women’s Hall of Fame golfer Annika Sorenstam at the Moon Valley Country Club in Phoenix. Included in Weaver’s 59 was an eagle on the par-five, 18th hole as she sunk an eight-foot putt on her third shot to break 60.

The five-foot, two-inch Weaver signed a national letter-of-intent along with Talia Campbell (Dallas, Texas) in November of 2011 and will join head coach Susan Holt’s squad next September. She is currently ranked 14th in the nation among girls’ junior golfers in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings as of April 11 and fourth among high school seniors.

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