Kolby McWilliams
Kolby McWilliams
Height: 5-6
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Tallahassee, FL
High School: Maclay School
Major: Business Administration

As a junior (2016-17)… NCAA Division II Academic Achievment Award winner… Sunshine State Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll… Florida Southern Athletic Director’s Scholar-Athlete Award winner for women’s golf… Played in five tournaments with either the “B” team or as an individual… Dropped more than six strokes off her average from the fall portion of the season to the spring… Best finish came in the Lady Falcon Invitational (Sept. 17-18) where she tied for 36th in a field of 71… Posted her best round of the season in her final tournament, shooting a three-over par 75 as an individual at the Barry Women’s Invitational (March 28), the Mocs’ second lowest score of the day among their seven participants… Had a 77 in the final round of the Lady Moc Classic.

As a sophomore (2015-16)… NCAA Division II Academic Achievement Award winner… SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll… Recorded the third hole-in-one in team history when she aced the 147-yard par-3 No. 12 at Marcus Pointe Golf Club in Pensacola during the West Florida Argonaut Invitational (April 4)… Joined Sarah Coleson from the 2004 South Region Tournament, and Emily Rymer from the 2015 Sunshine State Conference Tournament with a hole-in-one for the Moccasins… Played in six tournaments, one with the top team (Lady Falcon Invitational), three with the “B” team, and two as an individual (Ross Resorts Invitational and University of West Florida Argonaut Invitational)… Shaved 4½ strokes off her scoring average from her freshman year… Tied for 28th out of 94 golfers at the Lady Moc Classic (Feb. 22-23), turning in a 232 (78-74-80) while playing with the “B” team… Her 74 in the second round of the Lady Moc Classic set a new career-best in her college career… Highest finish came in the Lady Falcon Invitational where she tied for 26th with a 166… Team counter in both of her rounds with the main team at the Lady Falcon Invitational hosted by Daytona State (Sept. 19-20).

As a freshman (2014-15)… SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll… Played in seven tournaments, with three of those coming as a member of the regular lineup, four as an individual… Had her best performance of the season in her final tournament of the spring while playing as an individual at the Argonaut Invitational (March 30-31), though her best individual round (80) came at the Ross Resorts Invitational in the fall… Finished second among the six players competing as individuals at the Argonaut Invitational… Played in qualifiers for the U.S. Amateur Championships and U.S. Open during the summer.

In high school… 2014 graduate of the Maclay School in Tallahassee where she played for seven years for head coach Mike McGrotha… 3-time Tallahassee Democrat All-Big Bend First Team selection and was a Second Team pick as a freshman… Selected to the Panhandle Cup East Team four times, an event that matched the area’s top high school golfers against the West Panhandle players in a Ryder Cup format… Won the district and regional titles as a senior in the fall of 2013 when she qualified for the state tournament as an individual by shooting a school-record 73 at the regional tournament… Played in three other state finals with her team… As a senior, had a 9-hole average of 38.5 strokes per round and was the city runner-up for the second year in a row… Tallahassee Democrat co-Player-of-the-Year as a senior… As a junior, district champion and FSGA Women’s stroke play flight winner… Named the Red Hills Junior Golf Tour Player-of-the-Year in 2012…  District runner-up as a sophomore… Played on the regional Hurricane Junior Tour where she ranked 11th out of 230 girls ages 15-18… Finished fifth at the Tampa Bay Junior Open in the fall of 2013, and followed that with two more top-five finishes on the Hurricane Junior Tour… Ranked third in the state as a high school senior and was invited to play for Team Florida in the Hurricane Cup… Placed 16th at the 2013 Florida Girls Junior Championship… Played one year of basketball in high school… Graduated with high honors and was a member of the National Honor Society… Personal… Daughter of Shannon and Kim McWilliams... Has one younger brother (Kyle)… Father played golf at Florida Southern from 1986-88 and her mother played volleyball at North Carolina State from 1986-90… Played with her father in the 2015 FSGA Parent-Child Championship Tournament and took ninth place… President’s Scholar list in the spring of 2015 and fall of 2017… Dean’s List student in the fall of 2015 and spring of 2016… … Selected to the Board of Elite Students in 2016… Spent the summer prior to her senior year interning with the American Integrity Insurance marketing department in Tampa.

YEAR EVENTS ROUNDS STROKES AVG. LOW PAR OR -
2014-15 (FR) 7 18 1,554 86.33 80 (+8) 0
2015-16 (SO) 6 17 1,391 81.82 74 (+2) 0
2016-17 (JR) 5 14 1,157 82.64 75 (+3) 0
TOTALS 18 49 4,102 83.71 74 (+2) 0