Player: Sophia Burnett

Sophia Burnett
Hometown: Bluffton, SC
University: University of South Carolina
Graduation Year: 2025
Area of Study: Political Science
Soldier Honored: Kenith Casica

• SoCon Academic Honor Roll (2021-22)

• Spent two seasons at Furman (2020-22)
• Played in 16 tournaments for the Paladins, recording a 75.40 scoring average in 47 rounds played ; had four top-20s and three top-10s including a pair top-five finishes – all coming in the 2021-22 season
• Finished T-10th at the 2022 NCAA Stillwater Regional ; shot 219 (+3) on a difficult layout at Karsten Creek with a final round 71 (-1)
• Had a career-best fourth place finish at the 2022 SoCon Championship ; shot 221 (+5) with an opening round 70 (-2)
• Logged a career-best, 54-hole score at the Lady Paladin Invitational in the fall of 2021 ; shot 214 (-2) to take solo fifth ; fired an 18-hole, career-best score of 67 (-5) in round two
• Saw action in five events as a true freshman during the 2020-21 season at Furman
• Top ranked golfer in the state of South Carolina (35th nationally) coming out of high school
• Attended Hilton Head Prep and helped lead the team to three-straight state titles
• Two-time AAA all-state selection
• Recipient of the Hilton Head Junior Golf Association’s Sportsmanship of the Year Award
• Played in the 2018 U.S. Junior Girls Championship
• 2016 Drive, Chip and Putt finalist at Augusta National
• Born on July 3, 2002
• Political science major
• Member of the National Honor Society in high school
• Has volunteered on numerous occasions at the PGA TOUR’s RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links, which takes place every April the week after The Masters