Making Headlines...Austin Ernst

Austin Ernst
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Austin Ernst reacts to her putt on the ninth green during round two of the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic at the Grey Silo Golf Course in Waterloo, Canada.

As we spotlight a new player each week we will provide an in depth look into her life on and off the course. This week be sure to read the buzz all about Austin Ernst and get to know her.


Ernst captures 110th North and South Women’s Amateur Championship

VILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C. – For Austin Ernst, the weather delay couldn’t have come at a better time.

All square through 14 holes in the championship match at the 110th North and South Women’s Amateur, Ernst and 2011 runner-up Doris Chen were led to the Pinehurst Resort Clubhouse as an afternoon thunderstorm approached.

It would prove to be a serendipitous moment. Read More>>

Austin Ernst wins national championship

Seneca’s Austin Ernst, who looked as though she had shot her way out of contention on Friday in the NCAA Women’s Golf Championship, shot her way to a national title on Saturday.

The LSU freshman, who had three triple bogeys in the third round en route to a 5-over 72, fired a 66 on Saturday to take top individual honors at the 6,260-yard Traditions Golf Club.

Ernst had rounds of 72-66-77-66 for a 281 total, helping her top Arkansas’ Kelli Shean (75-70-71-68 = 284) and Purdue’s Laura Gonzalez (74-71-70-71 = 286). Read More>>

Top 10 female amateurs: No. 6 Austin Ernst

The amateur season roared in with talk of the Curtis Cup in Scotland, and died down with the Women’s World Amateur Team Championship in Turkey, which made patriotism a big part of 2012. But in terms of women’s amateur golf, 2012 also was the year of the Kiwi (read: Lydia Ko) and the last summer of the Jutanugarn sisters.

Golfweek will spend 10 days counting down the top amateur players of the past year. Who will be No. 1? Who else will make the list? Check back each day. Read More>>

LSU women's golfer Austin Ernst leaving Tiger program

LSU women's golf lost on of its top four all-time players when two-time All American Austin Ernst decided to leave to compete at the LPGA Qualifying school as an amateur, Coach Karen Bahnsen said Tuesday.

Ernst, the 2011 NCAA Individual Champion as a freshman, helped LSU to third place team finishes in both the 2011 and 2012 NCAA Championships, the best finishes for the Lady Tiger history. She was a first-team All-American as a freshman and Golfweek chose her as second team All-American in 2012. She was also a member of the 2012 Curtis Cup Team. She was a semifinalist in the 2011 U.S. Women's Amateur and last week won the 2012 North-South Amateur championship. Read More>>

Austin Ernst puts LSU golf on the map

LSU's Austin Ernst said her father, a golf professional in her native South Carolina, waited until she and her brother came to him to say they wanted to learn the game. In Austin's case, that took all the way until she had hit the ripe old age of 6.

"And when I was 8, I played in my first tournament," she said. "With my dad being a pro, I could always go out to the course and kind of just hang out. In the summers, I basically spent all day there. Read More>>

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