Natalie

Gleadall

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Player
Year: Freshman
City/State: Stratford, Ontario
High School: St. Michael's

Bio

Career Highlights

  • Five Career Top 10 Finishes (3 in 2009-10)
  • Eight Career Top 25 Finishes (5 in 2009-10)
  • Tied School Record with 67 (2nd Round, 2009 UNLV Spring Invite)
  • Tied for 50th at Big 12 Championships (2009)
  • Women’s Western Open National Semifinalist (2008)
  • 18th Place at Royale Canadian Junior Championships (2008)
  • Top Four Finish in Golf Association of Ontario Rankings (2007)
  • Canadian Junior Girls Match Play Semifinalist (2007)
  • Second in Long Drive Competition at Royale Canadian
  • Junior National Championships (2007)
  • Second at Canadian Optimist Junior National Championships (2006)

Best Finish: T6th (2009 UNLV Spring Invitational)
Career Stroke Average: 77.33

Sophomore (2009-10)
After producing one of the best freshman seasons in school history, Natalie Gleadall added a stellar start to her sophomore campaign by posting a 74.00 stroke average over 13 fall rounds. She posted five top-25 tournament finishes, including three top-10 showings to open the season. However, Gleadall chose to leave the Nebraska program for personal reasons following the first semester and did not compete during the spring portion of the campaign.

She closed her NU career with a 77.33 career stroke average over 46 rounds, while her 74.00 stroke average over 13 rounds during the fall campaign represented the best single-season average in school history.

The native of Stratford, Ontario, Canada notched her fifth career top-10 finish, after taking 10th with a 224 (71-79-74) at the Heather Farr Memorial in Erie, Colo., Oct. 5-6. Gleadall's solid effort helped the Huskers to a runner-up finish in the 20-team event. 

She opened the season as Nebraska's No. 1 golfer through preseason qualifying and tied for ninth at NU's Chip-N Club Invitational. Gleadall fired a 221 (74-70-77) over three rounds at Wilderness Ridge, including the second-best round of her career with a second-round 70.

Gleadall made it back-to-back top-10 showings by tying for ninth place at the 13-team Ron Moore Intercollegiate in Highlands Ranch, Colo., Sept. 21-23. Gleadall closed with a three-round total of 226 (80-74-72), despite playing in heavy rain and sleet in the opening round.

She settled for a tie for 22nd after carding a 76 in the lone round of the Alamo Invitational on Oct. 27, then closed the fall with a career-best three-round score of 215 on a par 70 course at The Challenge at Onion Creek in Austin, Texas, Nov. 2-3. Gleadall managed rounds of 74, 71 and 70 to finish in a tie for 18th place to notch her fifth straight top-25 finish of the year.

Freshman (2008-09)
Gleadall joined junior JC Stevenson as the only Huskers to earn a lineup spot in all 11 of Nebraska's tournaments in 2008-09. Gleadall ranked fourth on the team with her 78.64 stroke average on the season while playing in all 33 competitive rounds in the NU lineup. Gleadall's stroke average also ranked as the fourth-best season stroke average in NU history, trailing only Kate White, Elli Brown and Amanda Sutcliffe in the Husker record book.

The native of Stratford, Ontario produced five top-35 finishes in her first collegiate season, including a career-best tie for sixth at the UNLV Spring Invitational. Gleadall was tied for first after two rounds at UNLV after tying the Nebraska record with a five-under-par 67 in the second round. She finished the tournament with a career-best three-round total of 219.

It was her second top-10 finish of the season, following a tie for seventh at the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational during the fall. Gleadall's 54-hole score of 232 (75-78-79) gave her the first top-10 finish of her career.

Gleadall added a three-round score of 229 (78-77-74) to help the Huskers to a tournament title at the season-opening Chip-N Club Invitational at Wilderness Ridge. Her final-round 74 helped her tie for 22nd individually. She matched that total with a 229 at the Mountain View Collegiate, March 28-29, to finish in a tie for 50th.

She tied for 32nd (81-79-78-238) at the McHaney/Morehead Invitational in Lubbock, Texas, before adding a tie for 27th (79-76-76-231) at the Lady Pirate Intercollegiate. Gleadall closed the fall with a three-round total of 249 (88-82-79) at the Challenge at Wolfdancer in Lost Pines, Texas, to tie for 61st.

She opened the spring campaign by tying for 50th with a 240 in rough playing conditions at the Aztec Spring Invitational, before adding another 240 to tie for 103rd in the 43-team Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic. She added a tie for 52nd with a 241 at the Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational to close the regular season.

In her first Big 12 Championships appearance, Gleadall finished in a tie for 50th with a three-round total of 247. On the final day of competition, she matched JC Stevenson for NU's best round of the day with a 78.

One of the top junior players in Ontario, Gleadall was chosen as one of 10 women for the Ontario Team Development Program for the 2009 Canada Summer Games. 

High School/Amateur
Gleadall is coming off a strong summer of competition after advancing to the semifinals of the Women’s Western Golf Association National Championships in Indiana. She added a top-20 finish at the Royale Canadian Junior Championships and also competed in the Canadian Women’s Amateur.

Gleadall also represented Ontario in the 2008 Doug Sanders International Junior Championships.

Playing in a full slate of Golf Association of Ontario (GAO) tournaments in 2007, Gleadall ranked in the top four in the GAO final season rankings. She finished third in the Investors Group Junior Tournament of Champions to open the season. She added a tie for sixth at the Investors Group Women’s Amateur Championship, before tying for fourth in the Junior Girls Championships.

Gleadall advanced to the semifinals of the Junior Girls Match Play, and finished among the top 35 players at both the 2006 and 2007 Royal Canadian National Junior Girls Championships. In 2007, she finished second in the long drive competition at the junior national championships. In 2006, Gleadall finished second in the girls 15-18 division at the Canadian Optimist Junior Golf National Championships with a three-round total of 228.

Gleadall also experienced a memorable moment on the course when she was one 18 Canadian junior golfers selected to play with Annika Sorenstam and Lorie Kane in the second annual Scotiabank Women’s Charity Challenge in Aurora, Ontario. The event raised $265,000 in support of various women’s charities across Canada.

Personal
The daughter of Jeff and Theresa Gleadall, Natalie was born Nov. 21, 1990, in Stratford, Ontario. Natalie has one brother, Brock. Gleadall majored in communications at Nebraska and owns a 3.0 grade-point average. Gleadall chose Nebraska over Iowa State.

Gleadall's Career Statistics

 

 

Year

Rounds

Strokes

Avg.

Low 18

Low 54

2008-09

33

2,595

78.64

67

219

2009-10

13

962

74.00

70

215

Totals

46

3,557

77.33

67

215

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