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Leah Wigger
Leah  Wigger

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Louisville, Ky.

High School:
Assumption HS

Position:
Captain

Birthdate:
11/15/1984

Cavalier Career:


Virginia and Amateur Notes
• A two-time All-American who has placed in the top-10 at the last two NCAA Championships
• Heads into spring season with 20 career top-10 finishes
• Has been the runner-up at five tournaments, including the 2005 NCAA Championships
• A three-time NGCA All-American Scholar
• Has played in every UVa tournament
• Played in the 2006 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship
• Reached second round of match play at 2006 North and South
• Won the 2006 Women's Eastern Amateur
• Placed third at the 2005 Women's Eastern Amateur
• Played in the 2005 Women's Transnational, advancing to third round of match play
• Participated in the 2004 U.S. Women's Amateur
• Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences

2006 (Senior - Fall)
• Added three more top-10 finishes to her resume
• UVa's top finisher at the first three events of the year
• Was the runner-up at the Fall Preview
• Led the team in the fall with 72.25 stroke average
• Ranked 12th in final fall Golfweek standings

2005-06 (Junior)
• Named an NGCA and Golfweek second-team All-American
• Finished 19th in final Golfweek standings and 12th in the Golfstat rankings
• Led Cavaliers with school record 73.26 stroke average
• Named All-ACC for third consecutive year
• Posted 10 top-10 finishes during the season
• Was ninth at the NCAA Championships while competing as an individual
• Finished second at the ACC Championships and sixth at the NCAA East Regional
• Was runner-up at Papa John's Collegiate and placed third at Cougar Fall Classic and Landfall Tradition
• Best tourney score was 215 at East Regional
• Carded a 69 in the final round of Regional for her best 18-hole score
• Named a NGCA All-American Scholar
• Named to the CoSIDA District III second-team Academic All-America team
• Named to the ACC All-Academic squad

2004-05 (Sophomore)
• NGCA Honorable Mention All-American
• Named to the All-ACC squad
• Tabbed as a NGCA All-American Scholar and Academic All-ACC honoree
• Named Virginia's Golfer of the Year
• Served as a team captain
• Top UVa finisher in 10 of 11 tournaments
• Recorded eight Top 10 finishes in her UVa career
• Finished second at the NCAA Championships, helping the Cavaliers to a 13th-place finish
• Finished with a 287, one stroke out of first place
• Also finished second at the NCAA East Regional
• Carded school records with 210 tourney score and 67 in the second round of the Regional
• Averaged a team-best 73.08 in the fall and 74.12 for the year

2003-04 (Freshman)
• NGCA All-American Scholar and Academic All-ACC honoree
• All-ACC honoree
• Named Virginia's Golfer of the Year
• One of four Cavaliers to play in every match
• Tied for 11th at the ACC Championship with a 217, the low UVa score for the season
• Recorded her first career hole-in-one during the final round of the SunTrust Lady Gator Invite
• Led the team with a 76.80 stroke average
• Won the 2003 Joanne Winter Arizona Silver Belle tourney

High School/Junior Golf
• Captured 2002 Kentucky state amateur
• Was the PGA-KGA Player of the Year in 2001
• A four-time all-state honoree
• Finished third at the AJGA Bluegrass

Personal
• Born in Louisville, Ky.
• Parents are Lynn & Tom Wigger
• Second youngest of five children- Tommy, Mica, Kristen, and twin brother Robbie
• Tommy and Mica played golf at Bellarmine University

Leah Wigger's Career Statistics

Years Rounds Strokes Avg. Low 2003-2004 25 1920 76.80 71 2004-2005 34 2520 74.12 67 2005-2006 34 2491 73.26 69 Totals 93 6931 74.57 67

Career Best Tournament Finish: 2nd, NCAA East Regional May 5-7,
2005, NCAA Championships, May 17-20, 2005, Papa John's Collegiate
Feb. 19-21, 2006 and ACC Championships, April 14-16, 2006 Career Top-10 Finishes: 17 Career Best 54-Hole Score: 210, NCAA East Regional May 5-7, 2005 Career Best 18-Hole Score: 67, NCAA East Regional, May 6, 2005

Leah Wigger's Tournament Results

2003-04 UVa Date Tournament 1-2-3-4 Par Tot. Pl. Pl. 9/7 vs. Richmond 74 +2 74 1 1 9/15-16 Cougar Fall Classic 74-76-76 +10 226 14 2 10/3-5 Kentucky Fall Invit. 81-76-82 +23 239 24 3 10/19-21 Mercedes Benz 79-75-71 +9 225 26 1 10/31-11/2Landfall Tradition 72-76-73 +5 221 6 1 3/7-9 SunTrust Lady Gator 81-78-80 +29 239 49 2 3/15-16 Anteater Invitational 77-81-79 +21 237 41 4 4/2-4 Bryan National 80-79-83 +26 242 76 4 4/16-18 ACC Championships 71-75-71 +4 217 11 1

2004-05 UVa Date Tournament 1-2-3-4 Par Tot. Pl. Pl. 9/15-16 Cougar Fall Classic 70-71-73 -2 214 3 2 10/1-3 Mason Rudolph 74-69-73 E 216 3 1 10/8-10 Mercedes-Benz 73-77-74 +1 224 23 1 10-29/31 ACC/SEC Challenge 73-76-74 +10 223 23 1 2/20-22 Papa John's Collegiate 77-72-72 +5 221 3 1 3/4-6 Lady Gator Invitational 76-74-81 +21 231 22 1 3/11-13 Lady Gamecock 79-79-77 +19 235 6 1 4/1-3 Bryan National 75-75-76 +10 226 13 1 4/15-17 ACC Championship 76-80-77 +17 233 12 1 5/5-7 NCAA East Regional 70-67-73 E 210 2 1 5/17-20 NCAAs 73-72-73-69 +3 287 2 1

2005-06 UVa Date Tournament 1-2-3-4 Par Tot. Pl. Pl. 9/12-13 Cougar Fall Classic 73-70-74 +1 217 3 1 10/7-9 Lady Tar Heel Invit. 70-74-76 +4 220 10 2 10/28-30 Landfall Tradition 72-74-72 +2 218 3 1 11/4-6 Derby Invitational 73-74-80 +11 227 24 3 2/19-21 Papa John's Collegiate73-73-75 +5 221 2 1 3/3-5 LSU Classic 71-73-75 +3 219 10 1 3/10-12 Lady Gamecock Classic 74-71-76 +5 221 7 1 3/31-4/2 Bryan National 71-74-75 +4 220 8 1 4/14-4/16 ACC Championship 76-72-71 +3 219 2 1 5/11-5/13 NCAA East Regional 74-72-69 -1 215 6 1 5/23-5/26 NCAA Championships 76-74-72-72 +6 294 9 na

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