Duke Women's Golf BIO
2009-10: Registered a career-best 74.88 stroke average and collected five straight top 20 finishes at one point during the spring ... finished with one top five, one top 10 and six top 20 finishes on the season ... had a career-best second place finish at the Tri Match at Ironwood with rounds of 72 and 70 ... notched a career-low round of 68 in both the NCAA East Regional and the NCAA Championship ... finished tied for 12th at the ACC Championship and tied for 13th at the NCAA East Regional ... was one shot out of the lead at the NCAA Championship following a four-under-par, 68, on day one ... the 68 in the NCAA Championship was only the 11th round in the 60s in Duke history during NCAA action ... led Duke with a four-under-par, 140, at the Mason Rudolph with rounds of 71 and 69 ... notched eight rounds of even or under par with six of those coming in the spring ... posted a hole-in-one during the Mason Rudolph Collegiate Championship as she hit her 7-iron from 145 yards out into the No. 5 hole ... her 74.88 stroke average ranked 12th in the ACC ... finished 64th in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index.
2008-09: Competed in 11 tournaments and 33 rounds ... totaled a 77.21 stroke average ... had her best round of the year, 71, at the Wildcat Invitational ... registered her first career hole-in-one at the Wildcat Invitational as she hit an 8-iron from 130 yards out.
2007-08: Saw action in all 11 tournaments ... posted a 76.44 stroke average in 34 rounds of golf ... provided a key two-under-par, 70, in the first round of the NCAA East Regional ... fired a one-under-par, 71, in the final round of the NCAA Championship, which led Duke to a seven-under-par team ledger ... had her best finish of the season at the Liz Murphey with rounds of 80-72-80=232, which tied for 24th ... was tied for 28th at the ACC Championship (79-79-75=233) ... notched five rounds of even or under par ... finished the season ranked 131st in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index.
Prep: A 2005 first team Rolex Junior All-America ... owns two career American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) titles since 2005, while registering 11 top 20 finishes ... 2005 U.S. PING Junior Solheim Cup Team ... 2005 Canon Cup East Team member ... ranked 28th in the Golfweek/Titleist Performance Index for junior golfers and 46th in the Polo Golf Junior rankings ... in February of 2007, finished second at the Verizon Junior Heritage with rounds of 70, 74 ... in 2005, had the best year of her career on the AJGA tour as she collected a victory at the AJGA Mizuno Junior at Chateau Elan and won the 22nd Annual Scott Robertson Memorial ... posted top 10 finishes at the Thunderbird International Junior, Ringhold Telephone Company Junior Classic, Rolex Girls Junior Championship and Rolex Tournament of Champions ... last AJGA victory came at the 2006 AJGA Lessings’s Junior Classic where she notched rounds of 72-71-65 for a 208 score ... won the Massachusetts State Girls Champions in 2006 with rounds of 68, 74 ... qualified for the 2005 Women’s Amateur and advanced to the second round of match play ... was ranked as high as sixth on the Junior Golf Scoreboard during the year ... posted her lowest competitive round of 65 at the AJGA Lessings in 2006 ... attended Hopkinton High School and played for Head Coach Dick Bliss on the boys’ team ... three-time team MVP of Hopkinton squad ... led Hopkinton to back-to-back Division II State Championships as well being named two-time MVP of the Tri-Valley League ... three-time Metrowest All-Star as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Tri-Valley League MVP as a sophomore and junior ... as a junior at the POLO Golf Classic, registered a 68 in the first round to place third during the qualifying stroke play ... Rookie of the Year for Hopkinton H.S. in 2004 ... won the New England High School Girls Championship as a freshman ... medalist at the U.S. Junior Girls Local Qualifier as a freshman ... Boston Herald All-Scholastic Golf Team as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Boston Globe All-Scholastic Golf Team as a freshman.
Personal: Born July 14, 1989 in Stoughton, Mass. ... daughter of Stephen and Susan Donovan ... her grandfather, Robert Robinson, played basketball and football at Iowa ... her uncle, Dan Donovan, played collegiate golf at SMU ... received the academic achievement award in high school as she posted a 4.32 grade point average ... began playing golf at age nine ... majoring in psychology along with a markets and management certificate.
Donovan By The Numbers