USF Women's Golf BIO
Maria Merchan
Player Profile:
Maria Merchan 2404041
Height: 5'1"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela
High School: American Heritage

2016-17: Played in six events of the spring before missing the rest of the season with an injury... Forced to withdraw with an injury at the Web.com Intercollegiate after shooting an even-par 72 in the first round... Finished fourth on the team with a 76.3 scoring average in 15 rounds... Tied for 27th place at the Gator Invitational (March 12).

2015-16: Helped the Bulls place third at the American Athletic Conference Championship, the program's best conference finish since 2011-12... Ranked fourth on the team with a 76.2 scoring average in 30 rounds... Posted a career-best finish at the SunTrust Gator Invitational by tying for 10th place...Played in all three of the Bulls' fall tournaments and led the team with a 74.7 scoring average... Carded a 4-under 68 in her first collegiate round and tied for 12th at the Johnie Imes Invitational with a score of 68-76-71--215 (-1)... Posted consecutive 71's to move up to a tie for 23rd place at the Palmetto Intercollegiate.

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned four varsity letters for American Heritage in Plantation, Fla., under head coach Linda Sibio ... Named the Miami Herald's Player of the Year as a junior and a senior ... Named the Sun Sentinel's Player of the Year as a junior and a senior ... Captained American Heritage's team in 2014-15.

PERSONAL: Born Maria Andreina on July 19, 1996 in Caracas, Venezuela ... Parents are Maria Nunez and Angel Merchan ... Sister, Maria Alejandra, signed with USF and will play golf for the Bulls as a freshman in the fall of 2016... Cousin, Jorge Garcia, plays golf at the University of Florida.

 

Year

Rounds

Strokes

Avg.

Low Rd.

High Rd.

Par or Better

Best 54

Top 25

Top 10

Best Finish

2015-16

30

     2,287

76.2

68

87

6

215

3

1

T10

2016-17

15

     1,145

76.3

71

85

2

224

-

-

T27

Totals

45

3,432

76.2

68

87

8

215

3

1

T10

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