Amanda

Sutcliffe

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Player
Year: Senior
City/State: Gunnedah, Australia
High School: Gunnedah High

Bio

Honors & Awards

  • Two-Time NGCA Scholastic All-American (2001, 2002)
  • Four-Time Academic All-Big 12 (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002)
  • NCAA Championship Participant (120th, 2000)
  • 14 Career Top 20 Tournament Finishes
  • Set Then-School Record with 216 Three-Round Total (1998 Chip-N Club Invite)

As a Senior (2001-02):  Having one of her most productive seasons, Sutcliffe followed on the heels of fellow senior Catha Fogelberg with her 79.48 stroke average to lead the Huskers. In the fall, she earned two top-five finishes and shot a career-low 69 in the first round of the Heather Farr Memorial Tournament where she placed second. At the Chip-N Club, where she placed in a tie for third, she hit a season-best 221 total for five over par. Rounding out her career at Nebraska, Sutcliffe led the Huskers at the Big 12 Tournament where she tied for 13th and at the NCAA Regionals, she finished 104th.  

As a Junior (2000-2001):  True to form, Sutcliffe had a tremendous start to her junior season, carding only two rounds of 80-plus in the fall.  She finished in a tie for third at the Alltel Husker Invitational, posting a three-round total of 226. Sutcliffe followed that performance with a strong showing at the NCAA Fall Preview, finishing in a tie for 17th. As in her two previous seasons, Sutcliffe cooled off during the spring, managing only seven sub-80 rounds.  Her highest placing of the spring came at the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic, where she finished in a tie for 17th after putting together rounds of 79, 74 and 75.

As a Sophomore (1999-2000): Sutcliffe ranked fifth on the team with an 80.82 stroke average. Sutcliffe saved her best performance of the spring for the April 21-23 Big 12 Championships, where she placed eighth with a three-round total of 228, a mark that bettered her previous season-high by 14 strokes. Sutcliffe's low round of the season was a 73. Sutcliffe shot a four-round 332 at the NCAA Tournament in May to finish tied for 120th. At season's end, Sutcliffe earned academic All-Big 12 honors for the second time in her career.

As a Freshman (1998-99):  One of the most consistent golfers of the spring, Sutcliffe led the "fab freshmen" with an average score of 78.62.  Sutcliffe had her best tournament at the Chip-N Club Invitational where her 216 broke the 54-hole school record of 217 set by Heidi Wall at the Northwest Women's Collegiate in 1995.

Before Nebraska/Amateur:  As an amateur, Sutcliffe won the Eastern Australia Ladies Golf Classic, the Northwest District Open Amateur Championships and four other tournaments.  Sutcliffe was named the Gunnedah Sports Person of the Year in 1997.

Personal
The daughter of Graham and Jan Sutcliffe, Amanda was born Sept. 4, 1979. She was a four-time academic All-Big 12 selection as a marketing major at Nebraska. She was also a two-time NGCA Scholastic All-American in 2001 and 2002.

Sutcliffe's Career Statistics

Year

Rounds

Strokes

Avg.

Low 18

Low 54

1998-99

26

2,044

78.62

71

216

1999-00

35

2,829

80.82

73

228

2000-01

34

2,654

78.05

72

222

2001-02

33

2,623

79.48

69

221

Totals

128

10,150

79.29

69

216

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