Marci  Turner

Marci Turner


Tompkinsville, Ky.

High School:
Monroe County



Rounds: 104
Strokes: 7,715
Average: 74.18
Rounds of Par or Under: 28
Low Round: 64; 2006 Dr. Donnis Thompson
Low Tournament (54 holes): 209; 2006 NCAA East Regional
Top-10 Finishes: 14
Best Finish: 1st; Three Tournaments During 2005-06 Season

AT TENNESSEE: 2006-07: Named a National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) honorable mention All-American...For her work in the classroom, earned Academic All-American and All-Southeastern Conference honors for the third consecutive year...Became the first Lady Vol since 1994 to win the Edith Cummings Munson Award, formerly known as the True Temper All-Academic Award which is given to the All-American with the highest GPA...Finished the season with the most top-five (four), top-10 (five) and top-20 (nine) finishes on the team...Led the Lady Vols in seven of 12 tournaments on the year, including the last six...Played her best golf of the year at the SEC Championships by carding a four-under-par 212 to tie for second place and was named Lady Vol Athlete of the Week for her efforts...Earned a spot on the All-SEC First Team for the second year in a row and was named to the All-America Third Team by Golfweek Magazine...Rounds of 73-71-71=215 gave Turner a one-under-par tournament and a three-way tie for second place at the LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic...Was tabbed SEC Golfer of the Week afterwards...Followed up that performance with a two-over-par 218 at the Bryan National Collegiate, giving her a fourth-place finish...Her effort of an even-par 216 at the season-opening Cougar Classic was good enough for a fifth-place showing...Picked up another top-10 finish at the Sun Trust Lady Gator Invitational with a 221 showing, which placed her in a tie for eighth...Placed 11th at the Lady Tar Heel Invite with a 224, six strokes better than her score at the event in 2005...Tied Nicole Smith for the lowest individual round by a Lady Vol last season with a five-under-par 67 in the second round of the Cougar Classic...Fired four other sub-70 rounds, including a second-round 69 at the Fall Preview, a final-round 69 at the Arizona Wildcat Invitational, a 68 in the final round of the season-ending Bryan National Collegiate and a 68 to open up the SEC Tournament...Came back from first-round jitters at the Central Regional Championships to post a team-leading 220 to tie for 12th...Also had the highest Lady Vol placement at the NCAA Championships with a 304 to tie for 40th...34 of 36 rounds played counted toward the team score...

2005-06: Named a second-team NGCA All-American following an outstanding sophomore season at Rocky Top...Also garnered Academic All-America status for a second consecutive year...Presented with the EdAmerica Scholar Athlete of the Year award...Finished with the third lowest single-season scoring average in program annals, 73.50, to pace Tennessee...Equaled the school record for lowest 54-hole score, 209, at the NCAA East Regional to lead Team Orange to the title and snare medalist honors...It marked the Orange and White's second successive win at the Regional level...Victory marked Turner's third of the season, placing Turner atop the list for not only a single campaign but career triumphs as well...The Big Orange topped the field each of the three times Turner snared medalist honors...Selected as Golfweek's National Player of the Week on three occasions...Registered 13 rounds of par or better, the second-highest single-year sum in school history...Established the school record for lowest 18-hole total, (64) tied for best 54-hole score (209) in UT history...Named a First Team All-Southeastern Conference selection...Posted a score of 212, the then fourth-best tally in UT annals, to pick up her first career triumph at season-opening Cougar Classic...Blitzed the course during the final round of the Dr. Donnis Thompson by firing a mind-boggling seven-below-par 64...The Orange and White topped the field by an incredible 38 strokes with a school-record-setting tally of 855...Overall, earned six top-10 showings in 11 events...Brought home second-place results at the Mercedes-Benz Women's Collegiate and the 2006 Southeastern Championships...Carded a total of 215 at both events...She also snared a tie for fourth at the Auburn Derby after recording a score of 219...Sandwiched rounds of 78 and 81 with a 76 and a 75 at the 2006 NCAA Championships...Four-day score of 310 placed her tied for 83rd...Named to the Academic All-SEC Team...

2004-05: Put together a fantastic freshman campaign, concluding the year with a scoring average of 75.38...Picked up three top-10 showings and six in the top 25...Carded the best score by a UT freshman at the NCAA Championships with a tournament total of 298...The sum tied as the then- seventh lowest in program history at the event and propelled her into a 34th-place tie...Had an impressive start to her time at Rocky Top, lowering her score in each of the first four tournaments...Earned the initial top-10 finish of her career at the Mercedes-Benz Women's Collegiate Championships...Recorded a three-round total of 222 to finish tied for 10th place...Fired a 216 at the Landfall Tradition...Effort landed Turner her second top-10 showing and tied as the then-15th-best total by an orange-clad player...First-round 67 was the then lowest-ever opening round in UT golf annals...Finished in a stalemate for eighth place, her third straight top-10 finish, at the Wildcat Invite with a score of 217...Tied for 14th with the then third-lowest total by a UT freshman in regional play (224) in helping the Lady Vols tie for first at the NCAA West Regional and advance to the NCAA Championships for a second consecutive year...Opened the event with a one-below-par 71, which matched the program's standard for a rookie at regionals...Picked up two additional top-25 showings, securing ties for 20th and 22nd at the Bryan National Collegiate and UNLV Invite, respectively...Followed up that performance with a similar score at the Liz Murphey Collegiate (233), recording rounds of 78, 77 and 78...Turner's efforts helped lead the Lady Vols to a second-place showing in the event...Turned in a total of 242 in her initial appearance at the SEC Championships en route to tying for 51st...Went 1-1-1 at the Hooters Match Play Championships.

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned the 2003 state championship crown with a two-round 141 (73-68), setting a standard with a victory margin of 12 strokes...Named 2003 Miss Kentucky Golf...Captured seven titles and finished as a one-shot runner-up at two other tournaments...Garnered five straight selections to the all-state golf team from 1999-2003 and was a three-time regional champion...Started on the MCHS golf team as a fourth grader...A nine-time letterwinner who served as the team's captain for eight of those years...Served as vice president of class for three years...Honored as Hugh O'Brien Scholar...Was senior class valedictorian while receiving the Commonwealth diploma, the highest diploma awarded in Kentucky.

AMATEUR: Enjoyed 10 top-10 finishes and three victories in national tournaments over the past three years...Qualified for the match-play portion of the 2007 U.S. Amateur at Crooked Stick Golf Club by placing ninth with a two-under-par 142 through two rounds of stroke play...Made it to the round of 16 before dropping a 6 & 5 decision to Amanda Blumenherst of Duke...Finished 93rd at the U.S. Women's Open the summer before her senior year...Tied for third with a three-under 141 to move on to match play at the 2007 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links before being knocked out in 20 holes in the round of 32...2001 American Junior Golf Association Honorable Mention All-American...Won the 2001 AJGA Bluegrass Junior with a 219 (76-72-71)...Finished in ninth place at the 2003 AJGA Betsy Rawls Girls' National Championship with a 218 (77-73-68)...Captured the AJGA Ringgold Telephone Junior and Bubba Conlee National Junior titles in 2003 and finished second at the AJGA Bluegrass Junior...Named to the 2003 Polo Golf Junior All-America second team, as well as the 2003 AJGA and Hewlett Packard Scholastic All-America squad...In three events in 2004, Turner finished second, third and fourth while winning the low final round award in all three events...Ranked No. 20 in the nation before entering UT...Finished eighth in the 2006 Tennessee Open with a 149 (72-77)...Shot a 74 and 73 in qualifying to finish 13th in the North and South Amateur the summer before her sophomore year.

PERSONAL: Majoring in turfgrass science and management...Is an only child...Highest ambition in golf is to play on the LPGA Tour and be inducted into the Hall of Fame...Admires Annika Sorenstam because she challenged herself to play well at a high level...After golf, Turner would like to be either a golf club professional or college coach...Daughter of Rexanna and Johnny Proffitt and the late Tommy Turner...Born Marci Alleson Turner on Feb. 7, 1986, in Glasgow, Ky.


Cougar Classict5th75-67-74=216
Fall Previewt25th76-69-78=223
Lady Tar Heelt11th73-76-75=224
Auburn Derbyt27th77-77=154
Arizona Wildcatt17th77-76-69=222
Sun Trust Lady Gatort8th72-72-77=221
LSU/Cleveland Golf Classict2nd73-71-71=215
Bryan National Collegiatet4th73-77-68=218
SEC Championshipst2nd68-72-72=212
NCAA Central Regionalt12th76-71-73=220
NCAA Championshipst40th77-77-74-76=304
Low Round67 (5- Cougar Classic)
Lowest Total212 (SEC Championships)
Cougar Classic1st73-72-67=212
Lady Tar Heel35th79-76-75=230
Auburn Derby Invitet4th76-74-69=219
Arizona Wildcatt37th76-68-76=220
Lady Gamecockt32nd78-75-78=231
Dr. Donnis Thompson1st75-71-64=210
Bryan National33rd82-77-69=228
SEC Championships2nd73-73-69=215
NCAA East Regional1st70-70-69=209
NCAA Championships83rd76-78-81-75=310
Low Round64(7- Dr. Donnis Thompson)
Lowest Total209 (NCAA East Regional)
Cougar Classict32nd73-78-76=227
Fall Previewt40th72-76-75=223
Landfall Tradition6th67-75-74=216
Arizona Wildcatt8th74-70-73=217
UNLV Invitet22nd77-78-77=232
Liz Murpheyt41st78-77-78=233
Bryan Nationalt20th73-75-81=229
SEC Championshipst50th77-82-83=242
NCAA West Regionalt14th71-80-73=224
NCAA Championshipst34th71-79-75-73=298
Low Round67 (1- Landfall Tradition)
Low Total216 (Landfall Tradition)


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