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2017-18
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Conner Beth Ball
FR-HS
Madison, Miss.
Jackson Academy

2017 OCEAN COURSE INVITATIONAL TOP 3
2017 MAGNOLIA INVITATIONAL TOP 5
2017 US WOMEN’S AMATEUR – MATCH PLAY QUALIFIER

2017-18 (FRESHMAN)
FALL: Played in all five fall events … Closed fall season with a 7th-place finish at the Rainbow Wahine Invitational, fueling a third consecutive team victory … Shot 71-74-71–216 for her third even-par-or-under tournament of the season … Contributed counting scores in all three rounds of Ole Miss’ team victory in the 2017 Palmetto Intercollegiate … Shot 1-over (73) in Round 3 of the Rebels’ come-from-behind victory … Earned her second top-five finish (T5th) at the 2017 Magnolia Invitational … Logged a new personal-best (69-75-70–214) to help the Rebels post the lowest team score in a tournament win in program history … Shot 5-under (68) in her first collegiate round at 2017 Ocean Course Invitational … Finished T3rd in first collegiate tournament (68-72-75–215).

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.

PERSONAL
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

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Martina Flori
JR-2L
Montecatini Terme, Italy
Liceo Don Bosco

2017 EL TIGRE INVITATIONAL RUNNER-UP

2017-18 (JUNIOR)
FALL: Competed in three of five fall events … Contributed to Ole Miss’ T5 finish in season-opener at The Ocean Course.

2016-17 (SOPHOMORE)
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.

PERSONAL
Daughter of Elena Marchetti and Luca Flori … Born on November 11, 1996 … Full name is Martina Flori … Father is a professional golfer and used to play on the Italian national team as an amateur … Majoring in Integrated Marketing Communications.

GETTING TO KNOW MARTINA
Favorite color: Pink … Favorite sport outside of golf: Tennis … Favorite classroom subject: Economics … Favorite pro golfer: Rory McIlroy … Favorite other sport athlete: Novak Djokovic … Favorite pro sports team: Fiorentina (Italian Soccer Team) … Favorite song:Too many to count! … Three things I can’t live without: iPhone, golf bag and Italian food … Favorite TV show: Uominie E Donne … Favorite thing to eat: Pizza … Favorite quote: “Live a life you will remember” … Best thing about Ole Miss: Golf facilities and campus … Favorite golf course: Sotogrande, Spain because I have never played Augusta National … Favorite clubs in my bag: Irons … Favorite childhood toy: Barbie’s … Favorite thing to do outside of golf: Hang out with friends … Favorite candy: Any kind of candy.

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Katy Harris
SR-1L
St. Simons Island, Ga.
Mercer

2017 RAINBOW WAHINE INVITATIONAL RUNNER-UP
2016 PALMETTO INTERCOLLEGIATE CHAMPION
TWO-TIME MEDALIST AT MERCER

2017-18 (SENIOR)
FALL: Competed in two fall events … Ended fall season with a spectacular 2nd-place finish at the Rainbow Wahine Invitational … Finished one stroke off the lead, tying a career-best (69) in Round 3 for a tournament score of 212, also tying her career-low … Shot a final-round 69 (-3), tying a career-best, to record a top-20 finish at the 2017 Magnolia Invitational … Shot 77-74-69–220 for her second top-20 finish at Ole Miss.

2016-17 (JUNIOR)
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.

PERSONAL
Daughter of Phil and Zaida Harris… Born December 7, 1994 in Atlanta, GA… Attended Glynn Academy…Transferred to Ole Miss from Mercer prior to Spring 2016 … Has younger sister, Lexi… Majoring in History with a minor in Psychology.

GETTING TO KNOW KATY
Favorite color: Blue … Favorite sport outside of golf: Football … Favorite classroom subject: History … Favorite pro golfers: Michelle Wie, Bryan Harmon, Tiger Woods … Favorite other sport athlete: Serena Williams … Favorite pro sports team: Atlanta Falcons … Favorite song: Sweet Home Alabama Favorite movie: Top Gun … Three things I can’t live without: iPhone, hair tie, my dogs … Favorite TV show: Friends … Favorite thing to eat: Pizza … Favorite quote: “Always stand on principle, even if you stand alone.” – John Adams … Best thing about Ole Miss: The Grove … Favorite golf course: Trump National Bedminster in Bedminster, NJ … Favorite clubs in my bag: 8 iron … Favorite historical figure: Winston Churchill … Favorite childhood toy: Trampoline … Favorite thing to do outside of golf: Swim … Favorite candy: Peanut M&M’s

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Pi-Lillebi Hermansson
SO-1L
Djursholm, Sweden
Celsiusskolan

WGCA ALL-AMERICAN SCHOLAR (2017)

2017-18 (SOPHOMORE)
FALL: Competed in all five fall events … Closed fall season with her first career top-10 finish, shooting a career-best 216 to tie for 7th place … Contributed to the team’s record-breaking third consecutive tournament win at the Rainbow Wahine Invitational … Contributed to Ole Miss’ team tournament victory at the 2017 Palmetto Intercollegiate … Shot under par in Round 2 and Round 3 of the Magnolia Invitational to help Ole Miss earn its lowest score in a tournament win (854) in school history … Went 78-70-71–219 at Old Waverly Golf Club to tie her career-best finish (T12th) … Carded a career-best 3-under (69) in Round 3 of the Lady Paladin Invitational after recording the first eagle of the season for Ole Miss … Shot 2-under (71) in Round 2 of the Ocean Course Invitational and finished tied for 29th as part of a top-5 team finish.

2016-17 (FRESHMAN)
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 collegiate 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.

PERSONAL
Majoring in Psychology with a minor in French.

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

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Macy Holliday
FR-HS
Dallas, Texas
Trinity Christian Academy

2017-18 (FRESHMAN)
FALL: Shot 73-77-74–224 in debut tournament at 2017 Magnolia Invitational … Finished tied for 27th at Old Waverly Golf Club in collegiate debut.

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 TourBridlewood 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.

PERSONAL
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.

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Julia Johnson
FR-HS
St. Gabriel, La.
Math, Science and Arts Academy

2017 MAGNOLIA INVITATIONAL CHAMPION
2017 PALMETTO INTERCOLLEGIATE TOP 5
2017 RAINBOW WAHINE INVITATIONAL TOP 3

2017-18 (FRESHMAN)
FALL: Competed in all five fall events … Led Ole Miss with 53 birdies in fall season … Averaged 72.8 through five events … Closed fall with a third consecutive top-five finish at the Rainbow Wahine Invitational, shooting 71-70-72–213 to tie for third … Contributed to the team’s third consecutive tournament win at Leilehua Golf Course … Logged second career top-five finish, shooting 70-77-72–219 (+3) to finish fourth at the Palmetto Intercollegiate … Contributed to the team’s come-from-behind victory at Turtle Point Golf Club … Won a two-hole playoff at Old Waverly Golf Club to win the 2017 Magnolia Invitational, her first collegiate victory … Shot 68-69-72–209 to contribute to the lowest team score in a tournament win in program history … Established new personal-bests for single-round, tournament score and finish in Magnolia team/individual title sweep … Became the first freshman to win a 54-hole tournament in school history … Finished 8-over at the Lady Paladin Invitational for a career-best 224 tournament score … Shot 2-under (71) in Round 2 of her collegiate debut at the Ocean Course Invitational … Finished T22nd as part of a top-5 team finish.

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.

PERSONAL
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

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Diane Lim
JR-TR
Suwanee, Ga.
College of Coastal Georgia

2017 PALMETTO INTERCOLLEGIATE CHAMPION
2016 NAIA ALL-AMERICAN
2016 SOUTHERN STATES ATHLETIC CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

SIX-TIME MEDALIST AT COASTAL GEORGIA

2017-18 (JUNIOR)
FALL: Competed in four of five fall events … Averaged 73.5 for fall season … Closed fall as one of six Rebels in Top 15 at Rainbow Wahine Invitational, tying for 14th … Contributed to the team’s third consecutive team tournament victory at Leilehua Golf Course … Won first tournament as a Rebel, leading team to a tournament sweep at the 2017 Palmetto Intercollegiate … Set new career-lows for 18 holes (68) and 54 holes (213) at Turtle Point Golf Course … Shot 72-77-74–223 to contribute to the Rebels’ 2017 Magnolia Invitational triumph and the lowest team score (854) in a tournament victory in school history … Established new career-lows for single-round score (72), tournament score (223) and finish (T25th) … Made Ole Miss debut as an individual at the Lady Paladin Invitational … Shot 1-over (73) in Round 3 to finish in top 50 at 226.

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.

PERSONAL
Daughter of Mee Kyung Lim … Majoring in Banking and Finance with a minor in Korean.

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.”

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Kie Purdom
JR-2L
Lexington, Ky.
Henry Clay

2016 FIRST-YEAR SEC HONOR ROLL

2017-18 (JUNIOR)
FALL: Competed in all five fall events … Improved stroke average by 3.11 from last season … Closed fall season with career-low 219 at Rainbow Wahine Invitational to finish in a tie for 11th—another career mark … Contributed to the team’s third consecutive tournament victory at Leilehua Golf Course …  Contributed to Ole Miss’ team tournament victory at the 2017 Palmetto Intercollegiate … Shot 69-75-76–220 to contribute to the Rebels’ 2017 Magnolia Invitational victory and the lowest team score (854) in a tournament win in program history … Established new career-bests in single-round score (69) and 54-hole score (220) as she tied for 17th at Old Waverly Golf Club … Broke two-week-old career mark, shooting 2-under (70) in Round 2 at Lady Paladin Invitational … Matched career-best tournament at 223 in Greenville, SC … Shot a career-best 72 (-1) in Round 3 of the Ocean Course Invitational … Finished T16th thanks to a career-best 223 tournament score to help secure a top-five team finish.

2016-17 (SOPHOMORE)
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.

2015-16 (FRESHMAN)
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.

PERSONAL
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 … Majoring in geological engineering.

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

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