Former Hawkeye opens U.S. Women's Open play Thursday at 5:45 a.m. (CT)
Former Hawkeye opens play at 68th annual event Thursday at 5:45 a.m. (CT)
Chelsea Harris will compete at the 2013 U.S. Women's Open Championship
Normal, Ill., native earns honor for first time in her career
Iowa finishes 10th with a 929 (319-301-309, +65)
2011-12 -- competed in 11 tournaments, including 32 rounds... posted team-best 76.28 average (2,441 strokes), tying Liz Bennet for the ninth-best scoring average in school history... finished in the top-10 at three events and in the top-20 at two others... posted team-best 54-hole score in six events... finished tied for second at the Saluki Invitational, a career-best... tied for seventh at the Big Ten Championships, one position from being named to the All-Championships team... became the first Iowa student-athlete to place in the top 10 at the conference tournament since Tyrette Metzendorf took third place at the 2009 Big Ten Championships... carded a 36-hole score of 142 between the second and third rounds, her best two round total of the season... shot season-best 70's at the Westbrook Spring Invitational and Big Ten Championships... fired a season-best 54-hole score of 217 at the Westbrook Spring Invtiational to finish tied for 12th... tied for ninth at the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational, carding a 227... placed tied for 13th at Chip-N Club Invitational (T13th)... led team at Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational by finishing tied for 31st... Iowa's Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree... letterwinner.
2010-11 -- competed in 10 tournaments, including 30 rounds...finished in the top 15 at three events...recorded second-best 36-hole score in school history at the Badger Invitational (143)... best finish came at Hawkeye Invitational (fourth)... posted low round score of 70 (-2) at Badger Invitational, the 11th-best round in school history ... posted team-low tournament score at Badger Invitational (221), Lady Northern Invitational (228), Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic (236) and Big Ten Championships (312) ... 221 (+5) at Badger Invitational was season-best 54-hole score and ranked as the 11th-best 54-hole score in school history... recorded 2,313 total strokes...tied for team lead for lowest average (77.1) with teammate Kristi Cardwell...letterwinner.
2009-10 -- competed in nine tournaments including 28 rounds... carded career-best 18-hole score (69), 36-hole score (140) and 54-hole score (213) at Challenge at Onion Creek... tied for 10th, career best, at Challenge at Onion Creek... letterwinner.
2008-09 -- competed in all 10 tournaments as a freshman... fired career-low 18-hole score of 76 at the Eagle Landing Invite and Big Ten Championships... carded career-low 36-hole score of 154 in the first two rounds of the Hawkeye Invitational... recorded 237 for a career-best 54-hole score at the Eagle Landing Invite... placed T-27th at the Indiana Invitational, a career best... third overall team scoring average with 81.3, includes 31 rounds... letterwinner.
High School -- member of the three-time state championship University High school golf team...second place team finish at state her freshman year was the only loss in four years for the team...four year letterwinner, three-time all-conference, two-time MVP and conference champion...placed 20th at the state tournament in 2007...holds course record at D.A. Weibring Golf Club, at Illinois State with a 70...qualified for the Big I National Tournament by winning the Illinois regional and state qualifiers . . . finished 10th in the Illinois Open summer after senior year; five players ahead of her were professionals . . . high school coach was Cal Hubbard.
Personal - - Born Jan. 26, 1990 . . . daughter of Jim Harris and Lisa Day . . . Pre Business major . . . competed for Normal University High School . . . father played baseball at University of St. Francis.
|Season||Rds.||Strokes||Avg.||Low Round (Tournament)|
|2008-09||31||2,520||81.29||76 (Eagle Landing, Big Ten Championships)||2009-10||28||2,172||77.57||69 (Challenge at Onion Creek)||2010-11||30||2,313||77.10||70 (Badger Invitational)|
|Career||121||9,446||78.07||69 (Challenge at Onion Creek)|