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Michelle Piyapattra
Year: Junior
Hometown: Corona, Calif.
High School: Lutheran
College: CC
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2013-14: Earned first team All-Ivy League honors for the third time in her career … Led the team with a scoring average of 75.14 over eight tournaments … Recorded five top-five finishes, including two wins … Started the season with a win at the Lady Bison Fall Classic after winning a playoff (72-77-73—222) … Earned second place at the Princeton Invitational with her lowest three-round total of the year (72-73-70—215) … Had an outstanding performance at the Seton Hall Pirate Invitational, earning medalist honors for the second time this year, in addition to leading the Columbia contingent to their first victory of the year (76-72—148) … Top Columbia finisher at the Ivy League Championships, tying for fourth place (80-72-75—227).

2012-13: Her 76.75 strokes per round average was the lowest on the team … Competed in 20 rounds of golf … Began the fall season with a 15th-place finish at the Bucknell Women’s Intercollegiate (83-73-78—234) … Notched first top-10 finish of the season at the Murray State Drake Creek Invitational, tying for seventh (72-76-78—226) … Shot her lowest score of the season (65) in the third round of the Nittany Lion Women’s Invitational to finish tied for 11th (79-77-65—221) … Top Columbia finisher at the Lady Paladin Invitational, tying for 23rd (79-73-82—234) … Finished tied for 50th at the Insperity Lady Jaguar Intercollegiate (78-80-78—236) … Posted a fourth-place finish, her best of the year, at the Brown Bear Invite (76-73—149) … Second-highest Columbia finisher at the Ivy League Championship, taking 12th place (77-80-78—235).

2011-12: Named 2011-12 Ivy League Player of the Year … Earned first team All-Ivy League honors for second consecutive year … Finished 91st in the nation in the Golfstat Cup rankings … became first Columbia women’s golfer to qualify for NCAA regionals since the 2007 squad went as a team … Led the Ivy League and Columbia with a 74.73 round average over 10 events … played in all eight Columbia team events as a member of the starting five and competed in two more events as an individual … Recorded a remarkable seven top-5 finishes, including two wins and three runner-up showings … Tied for second place at Towson Invitational with a 7-over 151 … Took second at the Princeton Invitational at 3-over 219 … Won the Harvard Invitational with a 77-72—149 (+5) … Tied for second and shot lowest score of career with a final-round 2-under 68 in the Challenge at Onion Creek … Took third place at Fresno State Lexus Classic with 70-77-73—220 (+4) … Matched career-best par score with a final-round 3-under 69 to win the 6th Annual ROAR-EE Invitational at even-par 144 … Took fourth in the Ivy League Championship at 20-over 233 … Tied for 72nd at the NCAA East Regional after shooting 78-77-74—229 (+13).

2010-11: Named first team All-Ivy League ... Earned medalist honors at 2011 Ivy League Championship, winning individual title by 10 strokes ... Became second Lion in school history to take home Ivy League title (Sara Ovadia '09CC) ... Fired career-best round of 69 on final day of Ivy League Championship ... Also took home top honors at rain-shortened Roar-EE Invitational and Paradise Desert Classic in Hawai'i ... Led team with 75.67 stroke average ... Finished with sixth-best stroke average in Ivy League ... Recorded five top-10 finishes in nine events ... In addition to the three titles, finished third at Princeton Invitational and eighth at Nittany Lion Women's Invitational during fall season ... Closed out fall season with a tie for 13th at Harvard Invitational ... Tied for 17th at Hoya Women's Invitational ... Began collegiate career with opening-round 73 and tied for 21st at Wolverine Invitational ... Tied for 23rd at Dr. Donnis Thompson Invite in Hawai'i.

Lutheran: Was four-year letterwinner and three-time captain for Lutheran High ... Led Trojans to four straight Arrowhead League championships ... Qualified for the USGA Amateur Championship at age 14 ... Has also participated in the Women's Am and Public Links Championships ... Was one of only four 15-year olds in the world to qualify for U.S. Women's Open in 2008 ... Won the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Duncan W. MacMillan Classic ... Set course record at AJGA event with second-round 67 at Rush Creek Golf Club ... Named AJGA HP Scholastic All-American in 2009.

Personal: Political science major ... Daughter of Penny and Ra Piyapattra ... Named valedictorian of graduating high school class ... Earned CIF Academic Award ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Named Who's Who Among American High School Students ... Born in Los Angeles, Calif.

Season

No.
Tour

No. 
Rds.
Avg. 
Score

Vs.
Par

Natl.
Rating

Low
Round
In
60s
Par or
Better
Fin.
Pct.
Wins Best
Finish
2010-11 9 21 75.67 3.81 189 69 1 2 86.5% 2 1
2011-12 10 26 74.73 3.08 105 68 2 6 84.9% 2 1
2012-13 7 20 76.75 5.05 404 65 1 2 78.5% 0 4
2013-14 8 22 75.14 3.41 232 70 0 6 85.0% 2 T1
Career 34 89 75.51 3.78   65 4 16 83.9% 6 1