Women's Golf

    Ali Kruse


    Overland Park, Kan.

    High School:
    St. Thomas Aquinas

    Ali Kruse



    Pirates hold off field by seven strokes to claim their first-ever BIG EAST title.


    WGolf Extends BIG EAST Lead to 13 Strokes

    Pirates lead the BIG EAST Championship by 13 strokes entering Saturday's final round.


    WGolf Leads BIG EAST Field Following Round One

    In only their fourth year, Pirates are 18 holes closer to their first BIG EAST title.


    WGolf Readies for the BIG EAST Championship

    Pirates are one of six teams seeking a title in the new-look BIG EAST Conference.


    WGolf Finishes Fifth at Pirate Invite at Trump

    The program's first hosting experience is a success as the team fairs well at Trump National.


    2012-13: Competed in all nine tournaments... Led the team with six top-10 finishes andtwo top-five finishes... Posted the Pirates' low score in three tournaments... Led the team with a 76.41 stroke average for the 2012-13 academic year... Led the team with a 75.17 fall stroke average... Rankedthird on the team with a 77.90 spring stroke average... Posted a 2-under-par, 70, in the second round of the Yale Fall Intercollegiate - the lowest single-round in program history... WON the St. John's Intercollegiate with a 4-over-par, 74-74-148, becoming only the second Pirate in program history to claim an individual championship... Tied for 10th at the Bucknell Invitational with a 22-over-par, 80-73-79-232... Placed eighth at the Yale Fall Intercollegiate with a 4-over-par, 77-70-73-220... Tied for seventh (her fifth top-10 finish in five fall tournaments) at the Lehigh Invitational with an 8-over-par, 76-76-152... Opened the spring season with a 10-over-par, 78-76-154, at the Cincinnati Spring Invitational... Tied for 24th at the Hoya Invitational with a 20-over-par, 80-79-77-236... Tied for Seventh with a 9-over-par, 77-76-153, at the Brown Bear Invitational... Tied for 31st with a 20-over-par, 79-76-81-236, at the 2013 BIG EAST Championship... BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

    2011-12: Named BIG EAST Academic All-Star...Competed in all 10 events as a freshman... Recorded one top-five finish... Tied for 16th place in her first tournament as a Pirate, shooting a 20-over par 76-76-78-230 at the Bucknell Invitational... Carded a 23-over par 82-80-77-239 to finish tied for 40th place at the Yale Invitational... Placed 47th at the Princeton Invitational after shooting a 33-over par 81-84-84-249... Carded an 18-over par 78-84-162 to tie for 34th place at the Rutgers Invitational... Shot a career-best six-over par 75-75-150 to tie for third place at the Lehigh Invitational, the highest finish by a freshman in program history... Picked up a 12th place finish with a 19-over par 80-83-163 at the Siena Invitational to help guide the Pirates to the first team win in program history... Fired a 21-over par 75-81-81-237 to finish tied for 41st at the Cincinnati Spring Invitational... Carded a 38-over par 81-89-84-254 to finish 46th at the Hoya Women's Invitational... Shot an 80-81-161 (+17) to tie for 26th at the Columbia Roar-ee Invitational... Tied with classmate Erin McClure for the third best score on the team at the BIG EAST Championship, shooting 26-over par 85-79-78-242 to tie for 24th overall... BIG EAST Academic All-star.

    High School/Personal: Has four top-10 and eight top-20 finishes in national junior events from the AJGA, MWJGT and PGA Junior Series tours...Finished ninth and 11th, respectively, at the AJGA-Pre-Season Junior at Emerald Falls and the AJGA-Corse Max/Philly Runner...Shot a 70 in the Kansas State 5A High School Championships to win the individual title that led her team to a fourth straight team title...2010 Missouri Junior Amateur Champion...Winner of the Kenneth Smith Award, presented annually to a Greater Kansas City Area High School female and male golfer who demonstrate excellence on and off the course.

    Derek Jenkins
    Named to BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll
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