Megan

Place

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Year: Senior
City/State: Omaha, Neb.
High School: Duchesne Academy

Bio

Career Highlights:

  • Two Career Top 20 Finishes
  • Nebraska Women's Western Champion (2007)
  • Board of Directors Women's Trans National (2006-Present)
  • Nebraska Amateur of the Year (2005)
  • Nebraska Women's Match Play Runner-Up (2005)
  • Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2008)
  • First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2007, 2009)
  • 10-Time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll
    (Fall 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008; Spring 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)

Best Finish: Tied for 11th (2007 Bronco Invitational)
Career Stroke Average: 81.73

Senior (2008-09)
Nebraska’s lone senior, Megan Place continued to provide depth to the Husker lineup during the 2008 fall campaign. Place competed in nine rounds outside of the NU lineup and posted an 80.89 stroke average in the fall.

She opened her senior season by tying for 33rd place with a 232 (77-81-74) at Nebraska's Chip-N Club Invitational. She traveled to the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational for the Huskers' next event and tied for 47th with a 245 (83-77-85).

Place traveled to the McHaney/Morehead Invitational as an individual to close her fall competition, finishing 66th with a 251.

In addition to being a contributor on the course for the Huskers, Place was a standout in the classroom and in the community. In April of 2008, Place was one of 24 Nebraska student-athletes across all sports to be honored with NU’s HERO Leadership Award, signifying outstanding leadership on campus, in the community and beyond. She was also a two-time first-team academic All-Big 12 honoree, earning awards in 2007 and 2009. She was also a 10-time Big 12 Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll selection.

Place earned her bachelor's degree in art history and criticism from Nebraska in May of 2009.

Junior (2007-08)
As a junior in 2007-08, Place played in 15 rounds, including three appearances in the Husker lineup. She posted the best finish of her career by tying for 11th (243) to help NU to a team title at the 2007 Bronco Invite. She appeared in two spring tournaments, playing outside the NU lineup at the Texas A&M "Mo" Morial in early March, while also playing outside the lineup at the Lady Buckeye Spring Invite. She tied for 66th (265) at Texas A&M, before tying for 70th (262) at Ohio State.

She opened the season by tying for 34th (238) at the Chip-N Club Invite, before tying for 24th at the Ron Moore Intercollegiate, where she posted a career-best opening-round 73 on Sept. 17, and matched her career-best total (226).

Sophomore (2006-07)
In 2006-07, Place opened the year by tying for 36th (242) at the Badger Invite in Verona, Wis. She posted her best tournament score of the season with a 241 at the UNLV Spring Invite, including a final-round 77. She managed an 82.87 stroke average over 15 rounds and was a first-team academic All-Big 12 pick.

Redshirt Freshman (2005-06)
As a redshirt freshman in 2005-06, Place tied for 25th (239) at the Chip-N Club Invite. She followed with a tie for 15th while competing as an individual at the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invite, where she had a season-best 75 in the second and third rounds to produce a career-best 226. She also competed at the Lady Razorback, tying for 54th (238), before taking 21st (250) at the Baja Invite.

Freshman (2004-05)
After redshirting in 2004-05, Place was named the Nebraska Amateur of the Year for her performance in state tournament action throughout the summer, which included a runner-up finish in the 2005 Nebraska Women's Match Play. She qualified for the match play portion of the tournament with a 73 in the qualifying round.

High School/Amateur
Place helped Duchesne Academy in Omaha to the Nebraska Class B state team title in 2002 by finishing fifth as a junior. She added a seventh-place finish at state as a senior in 2003. Place took 11th at the Class B tournament as a sophomore in 2001.

Place won a title at the Arizona Winter Golf Tour Dobson Ranch Classic. In 2002-03, she was ranked among the top 250 players nationally in the Golfweek Performance Index. She was a member of the the Future Collegiate World Tour from 2002 to 2004.

In 2005, Place was named the Nebraska Amateur of the Year after finishing second in the 2005 Nebraska Women’s Match Play. She was named to the Board of Directors for the 2006 Women’s Trans National, and captured the 2007 Nebraska Women’s Western.

Personal
The daughter of James and Janet Place, Megan has one sister, Emily. Megan was born July 2, 1985, in Omaha. She majored in art history and criticism at Nebraska and posted nearly a 3.8 GPA. A two-time first-team All-Big 12 pick (2007, 2009), Place was a 10-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll member. Place also earned a HERO Leadership Award from the University of Nebraska Athletic Department in 2008 for her leadership and service within the community. She earned her bachelor's degree from Nebraska in May of 2009.

Place’s Career Statistics

Year

Rounds

Strokes

Avg.

Low 18

Low 54

2004-05

Redshirt

 

 

 

2005-06

12

953

79.42

75

226

2006-07

15

1,243

82.87

77

241

2007-08

15

1,234

82.27

73

243

2008-09

9

728

80.89

74

232

Totals

51

4,168

81.73

73

226

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