Meet the Rebels
PRIOR TO OLE MISS
No. 1 ranked junior player in Mississippi … Two-time Mississippi Junior Amateur Champion … One of the youngest ever to capture state title with her first win at age 13 … 2017 USGA Women’s Amateur qualifier … Finished T-17th at 2016 USGA Girls’ Junior Championship and advanced to match play … Tied for third at the 37th Girls Junior North & South Amateur … Runner-up in 2015 AJGA Junior … Top 5 finisher at AJGA St. Francesville Area Foundation Junior … Two Top 5s and three wins in SJGT tournaments … Shot career-best 6-under in two-day competition to win SJGT TimberCreek Junior Classic … Played in the Big I National Championship in 2012 and 2015.
Daughter of Bill and Kameron Ball … Volunteer coach at Reunion Golf & Country Club … Founder of Play Through Foundation (playthroughfoundation.com), a non-profit organization to encourage young people to learn the game of golf and promote social skills and life lessons gained through the sport.
GETTING TO KNOW CONNER BETH
Favorite color: Red … Favorite sport outside of golf: Basketball … Favorite classroom subject: US History … Favorite pro golfer: Rickie Fowler … Favorite other sport athlete: Tim Duncan … Favorite pro sports team: Memphis Grizzlies … Favorite song: Wide Open Spaces by the Dixie Chicks … Favorite movie: Breakfast Club … Three things I can’t live without: People—I just love people … Favorite TV show: Friends … Favorite thing to eat: Ajax Chicken and Dumplings … Favorite quote: “If you’re always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” – Maya Angelou … Best thing about Ole Miss: The hospitality … Favorite golf course: Pete Dye Golf Club – Bridgeport, WV … Favorite clubs in my bag: Putter … Favorite historical figure: Rosa Parks … Favorite childhood toy: My plastic golf clubs … Favorite thing to do outside of golf: Meet new people and get involved with campus activities
Montecatini Terme, Italy
Liceo Don Bosco
SPRING: Led Ole Miss in 18-hole scoring average at 74.88 … Competed in all six spring events … Recorded her second and third top-10 finishes, as well as her first top-five … Tied for eighth at the 3M Augusta Invitational (75-72-73–220) … Shot a career-low 67 in Round 3 to tie for second at El Tigre Invitational behind a career-best 74-74-67–215. Competed in her second SEC Championship, shooting 72-79-74–225. FALL: Competed in three of four tournaments, averaging 75.22 … Set new career low-18, shooting 1-under (71) in fall finale … Finished tied for 19th as Rebels finished fourth at Palmetto Intercollegiate to close fall season.
SPRING: Appeared in four tournaments for Ole Miss scoring an average of 78.30 … Finished the season strong with a top-20 finish in her Rebel Intercollegiate debut firing a 73-78-74—225 … Had a career-tournament in the SEC Championship, carding a 73-74-75—77 on her way to a 20th-place finish … Helped Ole Miss to a seventh-place finish in the SEC Championship in Hoover. FALL: Competed in all four tournaments, one as an individual, averaging 78.50 in 12 rounds of golf … Best finish was tied for 50th in the GolfWeek Conference Challenge where she posted a 77-77-77—231.
PRIOR TO OLE MISS
Member of the Italian golf team since 2013 … Set the course record with a round of 65 in the Portuguese International at the El Montado Golf Course … Runner up with her Italian team at the European Girls Championship in 2014 … Team took fifth-place finish in 2013 … Won the International Trophy Umberto Agnelli in 2014 by shooting a 65 in the final round … Claimed the Italian Trophy Coppa D’Oro in 2013 … Runner up honors at the Italian Ladies Championship in 2013 … Member of the Italian team at the World Girls Team Championship in 2014.
St. Simons Island, Ga.
SPRING: Competed in five of six spring events … Shot 3-under (69) in Round 2 of her first SEC Championship appearance. FALL: Competed in all four tournaments, averaging a team-low 73.5 … Notched first individual victory as a Rebel, shooting 4-under (212) at Palmetto Intercollegiate … Shot career low-18 of 69 in final round in Kiawah Island, S.C. to become first medalist for head coach Kory Henkes at Ole Miss.
Joined the team prior to the Spring semester. Will redshirt and join competition in the Fall.
On the junior tour circuit, Harris has piled up 12 victories, 23 top-five placements and 34 top-10 finishes over the past three years…Harris has been a three-time Class AAAA All-Region and All-State selection… Helped Glynn Academy capture back-to-back state championships in 2010 and 2011… GHSA state tournament medalist honors in 2011 and state medalist runner-up honors in 2010 and 2012… Harris’ other high school highlights include the 2AAAA Regional Championship in 2010, two individual tournament championships and two individual runner-up placements.
WGCA ALL-AMERICAN SCHOLAR (2017)
SPRING: Competed in five of six events, finishing in the top 50 of all five … Recorded her collegiate-best finish (T12) at El Tigre Invitational in Mexico, shooting 71-74-75–220 for her third top 10 as a Rebel … Competed in her first SEC Championship, tying for a team-best finish (T40). FALL: Competed in all four tournaments, averaging 74.25 … Opened collegaite career with T19 finish at Mercedes Benz Collegiate Championship … Established low-18 of 70 in second collegiate round … Neared another top-20 result, finishing tied for 24th at Ron Moore Women’s Intercollegiate … Notched second top-20, finishing 18th in Palmetto Intercollegiate to close fall.
PRIOR TO OLE MISS
Had a whirlwind summer prior to starting Ole Miss this fall, claimed the Swedish Stroke Play Championship, coming back from five back and carding seven straight birdies to win the tournament … Claimed back-to-back national championship qualifiers in 2013 and 2014 … Won the Skandia Cup Riksfinal in 2012, 2013 and 2014; Skandia Cup is known as one of the world’s largest junior golf competition.
GETTING TO KNOW PI-LILLEBI
Favorite color: Navy blue … Favorite sport outside of golf: Skiing … Favorite classroom subject: Psychology … Favorite pro golfer: Lydia Ko … Favorite other sport athlete: Linnéa Claeson (Swedish handball player) … Favorite pro sports team: SDE (my little brother’s hockey team) … Favorite song: Not Afraid by Eminem … Favorite movie: Forrest Gump … Three things I can’t live without: Water bottle, headphones, food .. Favorite TV Show: Black Mirror … Favorite thing to eat: Seafood … Favorite quote: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” … Best thing about Ole Miss: Devoted coaches … Favorite golf course: Stockholm’s Golfklubb … Favorite club in my bag: Hybrid … Favorite historical figure: Buddha … Favorite childhood toy: Nintendo … Favorite thing to do outside of golf: Eating good food with good company … Favorite candy: Mint chocolate
Trinity Christian Academy
PRIOR TO OLE MISS
2017 and 2016 USGA Girls’ Junior Championship qualifier … Two second-place finishes in Girls’ Junior qualifying matches … Seven AJGA finishes of 11th or better … Five Texas Junior Golf Tour victories … 14 Top 3 finishes on Texas Junior Golf Tour … Finished sixth at 2016 AJGA UA Gary Woodland Championship … Shot personal best 66 in Round 2 to win 2016 Texas Junior Golf Tour Bridlewood Junior … Finished second in 2016 NTPGA Junior Match Play Championship … Fifth-place finisher at 2015 Bubba Conlee National Tournament … Shot 1-under (71) in Round 2 to finish second at Legends Junior Tour North Texas Classic … Finished first in 2015 Big I Championship Qualififer … Four-time All-State selection and two-time TAPPS 5A State Champion at Trinity Christian Academy … Named team captain in 2016 and 2017.
Daughter of Mark and Dusty Holliday … Logged approximately 120 hours of community service as member of the National Charity League … Middle School Bible Study and Freshman Disciples in Growth Leader at TCA … National Honor Society member … Cumulative high school GPA of 4.09 … Majoring in Integrated Marketing Communications.
GETTING TO KNOW MACY
Favorite color: Blue … Favorite sport outside of golf: Football … Favorite classroom subject: History … Favorite pro golfers: Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler Favorite other sport athlete: Tom Brady … Favorite pro sports team: Dallas Cowboys … Favorite song: For The First Time by The Script … Favorite movie: The Vow … Three things I can’t live without: Coffee, country music and ice cream … Favorite TV show: The Vampire Diaries or New Girl … Favorite thing to eat: Barbeque … Favorite quote: “He must become greater, I must become less.” – John 3:30 … Best thing about Ole Miss: The people and the culture … Favorite golf course: Bridlewood Country Club … Favorite club in my bag: Driver … Favorite historical figure: Franklin Delano Roosevelt … Favorite childhood toy: 5mph electric razor scooter … Favorite thing to do outside of golf: Online shopping and listening to music … Favorite Candy: Reeses or Sour Patch Kids.
St. Gabriel, La.
Math, Science and Arts Academy
PRIOR TO OLE MISS
No. 1 ranked junior player in Louisiana … Four-time LHSAA state champion … 2015 Louisiana Amateur Champion … Two-time Louisiana Junior Amateur Champion … 2014 All-State Sugar Bowl Champion … Finished third at 2017 North and South Junior … Finished second at 2016 North and South Junior … Three Top 3 finishes in AJGA events … Finished fourth in 2009 US Kids World Championship … 2015 Louisiana Champions Invitational winner, course and tournament record holder 64 (7-under) … Holds Louisiana high school record for lowest round at 8-under (64) … Two-time Louisiana state team member.
Daughter of Carolyn and Chuck Johnson … Born on April 27, 1999 … Majoring in Business (Economics).
GETTING TO KNOW JULIA
Favorite color: Pale pink … Favorite sport outside of golf: Basketball … Favorite classroom subject: English … Favorite pro golfers: Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka … Favorite other sport athlete: Roger Federer … Favorite pro sports team: Chicago Cubs … Favorite song: Fans- Kings of Leon … Favorite movie: The Dark Knight … Three things I can’t live without: Spotify, Netflix, Shopping … Favorite TV show: The Office … Favorite thing to eat: Ice Cream … Favorite quote: “It is not length of life, but depth of life,” – Ralph Waldo Emerson … Best thing about Ole Miss: The people … Favorite golf course: English Turn, New Orleans … Favorite club in my bag: 7 iron … Favorite historical figure: Ralph Waldo Emerson … Favorite childhood toy: My stuffed animal, Spirit … Favorite thing to do outside of golf: Taking naps … Favorite candy: Yorks
College of Coastal Georgia
PRIOR TO OLE MISS
Stellar career at College of Coastal Georgia … 2016 First-Team NAIA All-American … Southern States Athletic Conference Player of the Year … Set school record, averaging 73.89 as a freshman … Won six tournaments: four as a freshman and two during the fall of her sophomore campaign … Finished ninth or better in every event with an average finish of 2.6 … Finished second in 2016 SSAC tournament … Named All-SSAC, Freshman of the Year and Player of the Year.
Daughter of Mee Kyung Lim … Majoring in Business (Finance).
GETTING TO KNOW DIANE
Favorite color: Red … Favorite sport outside of golf: Tennis … Favorite classroom subject: History … Favorite pro golfers: Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, Lydia Ko and Sung Hyun Park … Favorite other sport athlete: Serena Williams … Favorite pro sports team: Atlanta Falcons … Favorite song: Figures – Jessie Reyez … Favorite movie: Howl’s Moving Castle … Three things I can’t live without: My phone, my mom and my close friends … Favorite TV show: How I Met Your Mother … Favorite thing to eat: Sushi … Favorite quote: “I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. I can’t accept not trying.” – Michael Jordan … Best thing about Ole Miss: The school spirit …Favorite golf course: The Standard Club … Favorite club in my bag: 7 iron … Favorite historical figure: Fredrick Douglass … Favorite childhood toy: My stuffed fox … Favorite thing to do outside of golf: Swimming, hiking, anything outdoors … Favorite candy: Peppermint patties … Funniest thing coach has ever said: “Just pray to God and hit it.”
SPRING: Competed in five of six spring events … Shot the best out of Ole Miss’ counting five at The Gold Rush (74-75-77–226) to tie for 25th … Tied career best 18-hole score (73) in Round 3 of the Mountain View Collegiate and Round 2 of the 3M Augusta Invitational. FALL: Competed in one of four tournaments as an individual, averaging 76.67 … Established a new low-18 (73) in opening round at Lady Paladin Invitational.
SPRING: Played in two tournaments for the Rebels bringing her scoring average to 79.88 on the season … Finished tied for 26th in the Rebel Intercollegiate as an individual after firing 4-over par 76s on all three days FALL: Competed in two tournaments, one as an individual, posting a 76.67 scoring average with one top-20 finish … Best finish was tied for 12th in the Memphis Intercollegiate where she posted a 74-76-76—226 leading the Ole Miss individuals.
PRIOR TO OLE MISS
Prepped at Henry Clay high school in Lexington, Ky. … Won the Jr. Mario Miley as well as the Rocket Invitational … Tied for first in the Kentucky AM, shooting a 75, where she lost in a playoff in 2014… Three top-five finishes including taking runner-up honors at the Lexington City tournament … Placed third at the PGA Jr. Series at Kearny Hills, closing at 2-over par … Finished in 14th place at KHSAA State Championship in 2013 and 18 th in 2014 and 2015 … Runner up at the 2015 Kentucky Big I qualifier … Ninth at the AJGA Jr., at TPC Southwind and fired rounds of 78-73-76–227 to take 22nd at the Bubba Conlee. … Two-time all-region selection and an all-state pick in 2014, she helped lead her high school to a first-place tie at the state championships in 2014 and a third-place finish at the state championships in 2013 … Three-time all-state academic selection … Inducted into the National Honor Society in 2014 and awarded the Blue Heart Award for team leadership in 2013 … Also earned two letters as a member of the swim team.
Daughter of Keilly and Kirk Purdom … Born on May 24, 1997 … Full name is Kie Ellen Purdom… Mother, Keilly played golf at Ole Miss (1987-91) and was the Ole Miss head coach from 1991-01 while her father, Kirk, was a member of the baseball team (1990-93) … Related to Isaac Shelby (Ninth great grandfather), a General in the Revolutionary War and the first governor of Kentucky. Shelby County (TN) is named after him.
GETTING TO KNOW KIE
Favorite color: Blue … Favorite sport outside of golf: Football … Favorite classroom subject: History/Math … Favorite pro golfers:Michelle Wie, Jessica Koda, Adam Scott … Favorite other sport athlete: Misty May Treanor … Favorite pro sports team: Bengals (NFL) … Favorite song: Bad Blood featuring Kendrick Lamar by Taylor Swift … Favorite movie: The Princess Diaries … Three things I can’t live without: My family, my cat and golf … Favorite TV show: Bones … Favorite thing to eat: Anything Italian … Favorite quote: “The most important shot in golf is the next one” -Ben Hogan … Best thing about Ole Miss: The atmosphere and the beautiful campus … Favorite golf course: Lexington Country Club … Favorite club in my bag: 6 Iron … Favorite thing to do outside of golf: Go shopping … Favorite candy: Chocolate