An all-BIG EAST performer during her sophomore season … concluded her career with a 78.69 career stroke average, which ranks ninth in program history … played 99 rounds for the Irish … had 67 of a possible 96 rounds scored for the team … boasts a collegiate-best round of 71 (-1) and career-best 54-hole score of 221 (+5) … registered both of those marks during her sophomore season … earned a monogram during each of her four seasons with the Irish … a member of the Academic Honors Program … named to the NGCA All-Scholar Team (3.60 GPA and played in 60% of team events) in 2008 … had a perfect 4.0 GPA in the fall semester of 2008 to earn a Director[apos]s Chair … graduated with an impressive 3.925 cumulative GPA.
AS A SENIOR: Competed in nine events for the Irish … carded a 80.79 stroke average on the year … shot a three-day total of 243 at the Mary Fossum Invitational to open the season and finish in a tie for 67th (80-80-83) … carded a 162 in the rain-shortened Bettie Lou Evans Invite to finish in a tie for 62nd (86-76) … tied for 66th in the Windy City Collegiate by shooting a 237 total (74-78-85) … her finish was aided by firing her season best round of 74 … stayed hot by finishing in a tie for 22nd at the weather shortened Alamo Invitational (76) … tied for 72nd at the Central District Invitational when she posted a 245 (80-82-83) … shot a 237 in the LSU Tiger/Wave Classic to a tie for 74th (81-80-76) … in her last tournament of the season she carded a 246 to finish tied for 73rd at the SunTrust Gator Invitational (81-78-87).
AS A JUNIOR: Played in four tournaments for the Irish, including one appearance as an individual entrant … shot a 231 (76-76-79) at the Cougar Classic … tied for 36th at the Mary Fossum Invitational with a 235 (79-78-78) … played the Lady Northern as an individual, shooting a 243 (81-81-81) … returned to the Irish lineup at the BIG EAST Championship where she shot a 235 (76-80-79) to finish in 23rd-place and to help the team to a runner-up finish … earned a monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Earned all-BIG EAST honors … was a member of the team[apos]s starting lineup in all 11 tournaments … produced a 77.16 scoring average in 32 rounds of play … had 26 rounds scored … began her sophomore campaign with a nine-over par 225 (76-75-74) to tie for 42nd in helping Notre Dame win the Cougar Classic … shaved two shots off that total in the next event as she carded a 223 (+7, 75-71-77), which tied her for 13th, in another Irish victory at the Napa River Grill Cardinal Cup … her second round 71 (-1) was a career-best … helped Notre Dame to its third straight victory by shooting a 235 (+2, 79-78-78) to tie for 26th at the Wolverine Invitational … tied for 17th at the Lady Paladin Invitational by registering a 230 (+14, 81-75-74) … at the Ann Rhoads Intercollegiate, she fired a 234 (+21, 75-79-80) to tie for 54th in the last event of the fall … opened the spring semester by carding a 243 (+27, 85-78-80) at the Central District Invitational … recorded her first top-10 finish by placing sixth with a five-over par 221 (74-72-75) to help the Irish win the Rio Verde Collegiate Invitational … shot a 169 (+25, 85-84) to tie for 67th at the weather-shortened Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational … tied for 30th with a 10-over par 226 (78-75-73) at the Canes & Cards Classic … tied for fourth with a 227 (+11, 75-76-76) and helped Notre Dame win the program[apos]s third BIG EAST title … at the NCAA Central Regional, she produced a 236 (+20, 76-83-77), which placed her in a tie for 74th … earned a monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN: Was in the Fighting Irish lineup during all 10 events … posted a 78.82 scoring average … 22 of her 28 total rounds counted towards the team score … opened her collegiate career with a three-round total of 239 (+23, 83-75-81) to tie for 73rd overall at the Cougar Classic … registered her top 54-hole score of the season at the Lady Irish Invitational to help Notre Dame place second … fired a 16-over par 232 (81-72-79) at the home event, which was held at the Warren Golf Course … her even-par 72 in the second round tied her low-round of the season … carded a 241 (+25, 80-76-85) at the Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational, where she placed 38th en route to helping the Irish to a second-place finish … recorded a 36-hole score of 157 (+13, 81-76) to place in a tie for 49th at the TaylorMade Aztec Fall Classic … concluded her first semester of play with a 239 (+23, 79-80-80) at the Edwin Watts/Palmetto Intercollegiate … opened the spring season with a 234 (+18, 79-79-76) at the Central District Classic to finish tied for 46th … top 54-hole score of the second semester occurred at the UNLV Spring Invitational, where she carded a 17-over par 233 (81-80-72) to place in a tie for 81st … shot a 242 (+26, 80-79-83) at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational to tie for 54th … tied for 30th at the Indiana Invitational at the Crooked Stick Golf Club as she shot a 36-hole total of 155 (+11, 81-74) … helped Notre Dame to a runner-up finish at the BIG EAST Championship by placing 15th with a 19-over par 235 (75-82-78) … earned a monogram.
PREP & PERSONAL: Hails from Middletown, N.Y. … a four-year letter winner in golf at Hilton Head Preparatory School, in Hilton Head, S.C. … racked up two victories and one runner-up finish in national tournaments during 2004 … placed first at the AJGA Hargray Junior Classic by firing a 222 (74-75-73) and shot a 234 (77-75-82) to win the Hudson Junior Invitational … carded a 223 (72-79-72) to earn a second-place finish at the IJGT Tournament of Champions … claimed a victory at the 2004 New York City Women[apos]s Amateur by shooting a nine-over par 153 (79-74) … daughter of Gerhard and Bobbie Wetzel … graduated from the Mendoza College of Business … majored in finance with a supplemental major in philosophy.
Wetzel[apos]s Career Statistics
|Year||Tournaments||Rds/Tm Rds||Count||Strokes||Avg.||Top Rd||Top 36||Top 54||Top Finish (Field)- Event (Score)|
|2006-07||10||28/28||22||2,207||78.82||72 (E)||151 (+7)||232(+16)||T-11th (73)- Lady Irish Invitational (232)|
|2007-08||11||32/32||26||2,469||77.16||71 (-1)||146 (+2)||221(+5)||T-4th (35)- BIG EAST Championship (227)|
|2008-09||4||12/9||6||944||78.67||76 (+4)||152 (+8)||231 (+15)||23rd (35)- BIG EAST Championship (235)|
|2009-10||9||24/24||10||1,939||80.79||74 (+2)||152 (+8)||237 (+21)||T-22nd (60)- Alamo Invitational (76)|
|Totals||34||99/96||67||7,790||78.69||71 (-1)||146 (+2)||221 (+5)||T-4th (35)- 2008 BIG EAST Championship (227)|