Player: Lilly Thomas
Graduation Year: 2024
Area of Study: Accounting
Soldier Honored: Joshua Robinson
TULSA – A three-year letterwinner … has played in 24 career stroke play tournaments … has placed among the top-25 in 14 career events … has five top-10 career performances … made her first career appearance at the NCAA Regional in 2022 … a two-time all-conference selection, earning the honor as a sophomore and junior … won medalist honors at the LNGA Amateur in the summer of 2021with rounds of 70-66-74 for a 6-under para 210 score at the Country Club of St. Albens in St. Albens, Missouri.
2021-22 (Junior) – Played in 11 events … had six sub-70 rounds … turned in five top-20 performances, including four top-10 finishes … placed among the top-35 in all but one of her 11 tournament appearances … had a team-best 72.9 stroke average in 30 rounds … qualified for the NCAA Regional and placed 22nd at the Stillwater Regional … had a career-best second place performance at the Texas State Invitational with a 2-under par score of 214 … also finished in fifth place at The Bruzzy with a 6-under par score of 208 … had a sixth-place performance at the Columbia Classic … opened the 2021-22 season with a seventh- place finish at the Sam Golden Invitational with a 9-under par score of 207 … had a 17th place finish at the Jim West Challenge.
2020-21 (Soph) – Played in six stroke-play tournaments … was named to the all-conference team … had a 74.4 stroke average in 18 rounds … placed among the top-25 in four tournaments, including a had a career-best 3rd place finish at the Rebel Beach Intercollegiate with rounds of 73-74-70 for a 1-over par 217 … was named the AAC Golfer of the Week for her performance at the Rebel Beach event … also placed 13th at the AAC Championship and 16th place at the Texas State Invitational.
2019-20 (Freshman) – Played in seven tournaments as a true freshman … her best finish was 18th place at the SMU Invite in the spring … her best fall performance was 25th place at the Magnolia Invitational … had a 76.8 stroke average in 20 rounds.
HIGH SCHOOL – Led her prep team to the Arkansas Class 6A state championship in each of the last two years. Last season, Thomas tied for first place at the ASGA Overall Golf Championship before losing in a playoff in 2018 …
OTHER – Began playing Junior Golf competitively in 2015 and has enjoyed recent success … placed first at the OJGT/TJGT Red River Shootout in 2018, while finishing in third place at the AJGA Chenal Junior Invitational … recorded a low round of 8-under par 64 in a high school match at the Bella Vista Country Club.