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Jessie Merrill

Sophomore
Class
Reston, Va.
Hometown
Herndon
High School

Virginia
2015-16 (Junior)

• Did not compete in any tournaments

2014-15 (Sophomore)
• Did not play in any tournaments
• Transferred to Virginia from Wisconsin
• Did not compete for the varsity golf program her first season at UVa
• Played all 6 events for UVa men’s club golf team (ranked 4th nationally)
• Recognized on ACC Academic Honor Roll

Wisconsin
2012-13 (Freshman)
• Did not play in any tournaments

Amateur and Junior Notes
• Quarter-finalist at the 2014 Virginia Women’s Amateur tournament
• Bedell-Dozier Champion – 2014 CCV Invitational
 in Richmond, Virginia
• Selected to 24-women Virginias team in the 2014 Virginias-Carolinas matches

• Ranked second in her 2012 class within the state of Virginia by Junior Golf Scoreboard 

• One of 8 female junior golfers from Virginia to dominate their Maryland counterparts in the 2012 Virginia-Maryland team matches

• Runner-up at the 2011 Junior North & South Championship in Pinehurst where she carded her low 3-day tourney score (223) 

• Top-10 finish at the 2011 AJGA Rochester Open. Three additional AJGA top-20 finishes
• Runner-up at the IJGT Tournament at Hershey East (Girls 16-18) in 2011
and multiple top-five finishes on the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls tour in 2011 and 2012
• Runner-up Girls 2010 MAPGA Player of the Year (2nd/ 42) and runner-up 2010 MAPGA Tour Championship, US Naval Academy Golf Club, during junior golf rookie season

Herndon High School and Personal
• A first-team all-state golfer, four-year letter winner and 2010 MVP of the Herndon High School boys golf team which she captained her junior and senior years

• Top-10 finishes at the VHSL Girls State Open Championship in both 2011 and 2010

• Parents are Tracey and Dave (CLAS ’83)

• Has two older brothers Sam and Luke, and an older sister Katie (NURS ’12, `16) 

• Her uncle and grandfather were professional baseball players
• Bert Heffernan, Sr., pitched a perfect game in the Carolina League and Bert, Jr., was a first-team All-American catcher at Clemson and played for the Seattle Mariners