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    Diana Cantú     
     
      Diana Cantú
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Monterrey, N.L. Mexico

High School:
Universidad de Monterrey

Height:
5-4

Birthdate:
12/29/1987

2008-09: Ranked fourth in the country in three putt holes (.70) and 11th in average putts (30.47)...Was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third consecutive season...Posted the fourth-best stroke average (76.47) on the team while competing in 30 rounds...Finished in the Lady Vol top four in eight of 10 tournaments...Opened the season as UT's No. 2 golfer after carding a 227 (+11) to tie for 47th at Cougar Classic...Led the Lady Vols with a 23rd-place finish at the Mason Rudolph Championship, where she fired a season-best 221 (+5)...Recorded season-best round of 71 (-1) during second round of Mason Rudolph...Led UT at the NGCA Hooter Match Play event with a 2-0-1 record...Helped lead the Lady Vols to a second-place finish at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic by posting a season-best finish of t12th and registered a 227 (+11) total...Finished t50th at the Wildcat Invitational with a 17-over 233...Tied for 26th after shooting a 224 (+11) at SEC Championship...Registered same score (224) at NCAA East Regional, but was 14-over on the par-70 course en route to tying for 46th...Made her second NCAA Championships appearance, finishing 102nd with rounds of 78-81-81-78=318 (+30) at the challenging Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, Md....Placed fourth among Lady Vols at all three postseason tournaments.

2007-08: Was the only Lady Vol to compete in all 30 rounds...Contributed to team score in every tournament and made the Southeastern Conference Spring Academic Honor Roll...Led Orange and White at Lady Tar Heel Invitational and Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championships in successive weekends, tying for fifth place at both tournaments...Her three-under 69 during the second round of the Lady Tar Heel was a career best...Fired rounds of 71-73-70=214 (+1) at the Mercedes-Benz for a career-best total...Finished even (216) at Lady Tar Heel for best score in relation to par of the season...Her performance at the Lady Tar Heel also led the Lady Vols to a runner-up finish...Shot a 224 (+8) to open season with a 35th-place finish at Cougar Classic...Was second-best Lady Vol at SEC Championships, shooting 236 to tie for 33rd...Carded a nine-over 225 at both the Las Vegas Showdown and Lady Puerto Rico Classic, placing t35th and t31st, respectively...Shot a 224 to finish t52nd at UCF Challenge...Finished t43rd at Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic with a 236 and was t37th at Bryan National Collegiate with a 234...Capped season with rounds of 74-80-79=233 to finish t61st at the NCAA East Regional.

2006-07: Named a National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) Academic All-American and was a member of the Southeastern Conference Freshman Academic Honor Roll...Made her Lady Vol debut as an individual by shooting a two-over-par 74 in the first round of the Cougar Classic en route to a 39th-place result...Her best finish of the season came at the most opportune time, a 21st-place showing at the Mercedes-Benz Championships, where her 12-over-par 225 helped Tennessee to its only tournament title of the year...Her best 18 holes of the season came in the second round of the Mercedes-Benz, where she fired a one-over-par 72...Finished in a tie for 56th at the SEC Championships...Had the best opening round of her collegiate career at the NCAA Central Region Championships with a 73...Finished in a tie for 46th after counting toward the team total in all three rounds in Ann Arbor, Mich....Recorded the third-lowest score on the team at the NCAA Championships with a 311 to tie for 72nd...Ended her freshman campaign with a 77.6 stroke average.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played Junior Golf for Valle Alto A.C.

AMATEUR: Joined the Mexican Junior Golf Association at age six and the Mexican National Team in 2005...Made it to the match play portion of the 2009 Ladies British Amateur Championships as the No. 54 Seed before bowing out of the tournament in Harlech, Wales, in the first round...Competed for Team Mexico at the 2008 Women's World Amateur Team Championship in Adelaide, Australia, last October, placing 101st...Advanced to the quarterfinals of the Women's TRANS Amateur Championship in Dallas, Texas, in the summer of 2008...Led the national team to victory at the World University Games in Bangkok, Thailand, in summer 2007...Took the silver medal in the individual race by shooting a 296 (76-75-74-71)...Placed first on the Mexican Junior Tour four out of five years, taking runner-up honors in 2004...Won the Mexican Junior Masters in 2001...Finished 12th in the Junior World Championship at age 15...Received top honors in the 2004 Mexican Amateur, tying for the youngest player to win at age 17...Claimed the Mexican National Championship twelve times in her lifetime, most recently in 2001 and 2003, and finished second in 2002...Placed second in the 2005 Mexican Amateur...Participated in four Texas Junior Golf Tour tournaments from 2001-05, placing in the top-seven each time...Situated herself in the top five in five Junior National Interzones, winning the competition once in each of the 14-15 and 16-18 divisions.

QUICK FACTS
Rounds 96
Strokes 7,356
Average 76.63
Rounds of Par or Under Six
Low Round 69; 2007 Lady Tar Heel
Low Tournament (54 holes) 214; 2007 Mercedes-Benz
Top-10 Finishes Two
Best Finish t5th; (twice)

Scorecard
2008-09
Cougar Classic t47th 76-74-77=227
Mason Rudolph t23rd 74-71-76=221
NGCA Match Play t59th 78-76=154
Lady Puerto Rico t12th 76-78-73=227
Wildcat Invitational t50th 76-74-83=233
UCF Challenge t68th 76-76-76=228
Bryan National Collegiate t72nd 83-76-79=238
SEC Championship t26th 74-76-74=224
NCAA East Regional t46th 77-75-72=224
NCAA Championships 102nd 78-81-81-78=318
Low Round - 71 (Mason Rudolph)
Low Total - 221 (Mason Rudolph)
2007-08
Cougar Classic t35th 74-75-75=224
Lady Tar Heel t5th 74-69-73=216
Mercedes-Benz t5th 71-73-70=214
Las Vegas Showdown t35th 72-76-77=225
Lady Puerto Rico t31st 73-76-76=225
UCF Challenge t52nd 74-76-74=224
Liz Murphey t43rd 82-76-78=236
Bryan National t37th 78-77-79=234
SEC Championships t33rd 84-77-75=236
NCAA East Regional t61st 74-80-79=233
Low Round - 69 (Lady Tar Heel)
Low Total - 214 (Mercedes-Benz)
2006-07
Cougar Classic* t39th 74-78-75=227
Fall Preview t49th 80-76-73=229
Lady Tar Heel t37th 79-79-74=232
Mercedes-Benz t21st 76-72-77=225
Auburn Derby t47th 75-82=157
Arizona Wildcat t67th 85-82-78=245
SunTrust Lady Gator t33rd 77-76-75=228
LSU/Cleveland t54th 77-77-79=233
Bryan National t47th 81-79-74=234
SEC Champs. t56th 78-82-85=245
NCAA C. Regional t46th 73-75-81=229
NCAA Champs. t72nd 79-81-76-75=311
Low Round - 72 (Mercedes-Benz)
Low Total - 225 (Mercedes-Benz)

YEAR RNDS STKS AVG LOW
2008-09 30 2294 76.47 71
2007-08 30 2267 75.57 69
2006-07 36 2795 77.60 72
TOTALS 96 7356 76.63 69
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