Holly  Cantwell

Holly Cantwell


Morristown, Tenn.

High School:
Morristown Hamblen West




Rounds: 74

Strokes: 5,751

Average: 77.72

Rounds of Par or Under: Four

Low Round: 69; 2004 Mercedes Benz

Low Tournament (54 holes): 220; 2004 Mercedes-Benz

Top-10 Finishes: One

Best Finish: t8th; 2004 Mercedes-Benz



2005-06: Excelled at the 2006 SEC Championships with the second-best total of her career, a 12th-place 222...Continued the post-season success at the NCAA East Regional Championships with a 225...Her 44th-place score helped the Lady Vols win the NCAA East Regional title...Began the season competing as an individual at the Cougar Classic with a tie for 79th with a 241 (79-80-82)...Earned the Lady Vols' runner-up spot at the Lady Tar Heel, two strokes behind teammate Marci Turner...Shot a 2-over 74 on the last day to bring her total up to a 232 (80-78-74), good enough for 41st-place...Improved each day at the Mercedes-Benz tournament, shooting a 1-over 72 in the last round to tie for 24th-place (79-76-72)...Tied for 28th with a 228 (73-74-81) in a strong field at the Auburn Derby Invite...Registered 11 pars and two birdies in the final round of the Arizona Wildcat to finish with a 67th-place 231 (78-79-74)...Shot a 76 on the first day of the Lady Gamecock to tie for 16th before recording 13 pars on day two...Ended the 54-hole campaign tied for 45th with a score of 237 (76-79-82)...Played as an individual in Oahu, Hawaii at the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invite...Ended the tournament with a then-second best total score of her collegiate career, 225 (73-78-74)...Overcame two tough rounds to finish the Bryan National Collegiate on a positive note by registering an even-par 72 on day three...The junior sank pars or better at 15 holes to bring her score to a 69th place 238 (87-79-72)...Named to the 2006 SEC Good Works Team, Academic All-SEC Team, ODK Honors Society, and elected SAAC Vice President...

2004-05: Established a collegiate-low score of 220 en route to her first career top-10 finish at the Mercedes-Benz Women's Collegiate Championships...Led the tournament after day one, on the strength of a personal-low round of 69...Playing as an individual, Cantwell tied for eighth...Finished with a then-career-best total of 229 to notch a 39th-place-tying finish at the Cougar Classic...Her efforts helped the Big Orange earn a second-place showing in the initial event of the season...At the Landfall Tradition, Cantwell carded a 234 and concluded in a 44th-place tie...Traveled to Athens, Ga., to compete in the Liz Murphey Collegiate as an individual...The Morristown, Tenn., native wrapped up play with a three-day score of 245 and tied for 78th...Cantwell was sidelined with a foot injury most of the spring season...

2003-04: Played in nine of 11 tournaments as a freshman...Logged a 34th-place-tying 230 (81-76-73) at the Arizona Wildcat Invitational...Posted a 229 (73-78-78) to tie for 32nd place as an individual at the Las Vegas Founders Women's Collegiate Showdown... Finished in a 45th-place tie with a 233 (81-75-77) at the 2004 SEC Championships...Carded a 232 (78-79-75) to conclude in a 50th-place tie at the Mercedes-Benz...Tied for 51st place with a 230 (78-78-74) at the Liz Murphey...Recorded a 244 (86-82-76) to tie for 66th at the SunTrust Lady Gator Invitational...Tied for 118th place at the NCAA Championship with a 318 (78-77-81-82)...Ended in a tie for 74th place after posting a 242 (81-76-85) at the NCAA East Regional...Turned in a 239 (83-78-78) for a 73rd-place tie at the NCAA Fall Preview.

HIGH SCHOOL: Notched a 3A state title sweep by leading the undefeated Trojans to the team championship...Fired a 70 on the final day of the tournament, then the fourth-lowest score in the event's history, to surge to individual medallist honors...Garnered runner-up status at state her junior year after a fourth-place showing the previous season as a sophomore...Cited as the East Tennessee High School Player of the Year her final season...Earned medals at the region, district and conference tournaments her sophomore and senior seasons...Honored in the 2001 and 2002 versions of Who's Who Among American High School Students...Received the 2001 National Art Award and the 2000 Latin Award from Morristown West High School...Was also a SCOPE Leadership Representative while participating in the Beta Club, Student Council, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Young Life...Volunteered at the Toque Club Junior Golf Camp, Toys for Tots, Habitat for Humanity and the Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program throughout her prep career.

AMATEUR: Qualified for both the 2000 and 2001 U.S. Girls' Junior Championships...Battled Team Canada as part of Team Tennessee in the Ruth Eller Cup in 2000 and 2001...Helped lead the Tennessee squad to four straight wins from 1999 to 2002 in the Tri-State Challenge Cup...Captured the Morristown Invitational title in three out of four tries...Additionally, she claimed a pair of top-five finishes in American Junior Golf Association tournaments...At the state amateur, Cantwell shot a 71 in medal play and was put out in the semifinals...Also competed in the North/South Amateur making it to match play...Qualified for the U.S. Amateur...Medalist in 2006 Tennessee State Amateur with a qualifying score of 68...Finished runner-up overall.

PERSONAL: Majoring in Exercise Science...Plans to get her doctorate in physical therapy...Father graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1979...Has one sister, Megan, 18 who is attending UT this fall...Lists her family as her biggest sports influence because she grew up around athletes with high goals for themselves...Daughter of Peter and Dawn Cantwell...Born Holly Rebecca Cantwell on Feb. 11, 1985, in Morristown, Tenn.



Cougar Classic*82nd79-80-82=241
Lady Tar Heelt41st80-78-74=232
Auburn Derby Invitet28th73-74-81=228
Arizona Wildcatt67th78-79-74=231
Lady Gamecockt45th76-79-82=237
Dr. Donnis Thompson*t12th73-78-74=225
Bryan Nationalt69th87-79-72=238
SEC Championshipst12th73-73-76=222
NCAA East Regionalt44th75-72-78=225
NCAA Championships112th80-78-84-78=320
Low Round72(1+ Mercedes Benz, Bryan National, NCAA East Regional)
Low Total222(SEC Championships)

Cougar Classict39th75-78-76=229
Mercedes-Benz *t8th69-80-71=220
Landfall Traditiont44th76-80-78=234
Liz Murphey *78th89-78-78=245
Low Round69(2- Mercedes-Benz)
Low Total220(Mercedes-Benz)

NCAA Fall Previewt73rd83-78-78=239
Las Vegas *t32nd73-78-78=229
Arizona Wildcat *t34th81-76-73=230
Lady Gatort66th86-82-76=244
Liz Murpheyt51st78-78-74=230
SEC Championshipst45th81-75-77=233
NCAA East Regionalt74th81-76-85=242
NCAA Championshipst118th78-77-81-82=318
Low Round73(1- Las Vegas, 3- Arizona Wildcat)
Low Total229(Las Vegas)

* indicates played tournament as an individual


Started playing golf at age: Six

Favorite course to play: Pinehurst #2 and Pumpkin Ridge

Favorite club in bag: My 7 wood because I end up using it a lot

Most memorable moment at UT: When I was a host for the Golf Channel when they came to the campus to film College Central.

I'd like to play a round with: Phil Mickelson because he is my favorite. I love his attitude and composure on the course. He has the best short game and is very creative around the greens. I would love to watch and learn.

Word that describes my game: Consistent.

Favorite movie: Father of the Bride is my all time favorite movie.

Dream course to play at: Augusta

Most memorable shot: One of my most memorable shots would be the putt that I had to make to win the State High School Championship. I had lost many tournaments that year by one shot and to sink that putt was a great feeling!

Nobody knows: Exactly how many times that I have fallen down the stairs at UT, that I am a Nutrition freak, or that I was a Pat's Pal when I was a kid.

Favorite class at UT: Nutrition and Anatomy

Person in history you'd like to meet: Charles Schulz who created the cartoon PEANUTS

Favorite sport besides golf: Gymnastics



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