May 09, 2014

Holder Named AAC Player of the Year

UCF Knight & past FJT player, Ashley Holder, has been named the AAC Player and Freshman of the Year.

Past Florida Junior Tour player and UCF freshman, Ashley Holder, has been recognized as the American Athletic Conference's Player of the Year and AAC Freshman of the Year. Holder has had an outstanding freshmen season, making her selection a unanimous choice for these honors.  Fellow teammate and friend, Kristine Odaiyar, was also named to the AAC All-Conference team.

An Orlando native, Holder has been playing FJT events since she was 13, accruing a total of 23 top-five finishes and five wins. In 2013 Holder was the medalist at the 84th Florida Women’s Amateur Championship, where she advanced all the way to the semi-finals.  She also qualified for the US Women’s Amateur Public Links and Women’s Amateur Championships, where she advanced to match play in the Pub Links.

In her freshman season as a Knight, Ashley played in all 10 events and led her team with five top-ten finishes with a 72.7 scoring average. Her season low-round was 67, and was successful in shooting par or better nine times this season. Holder tied for first place at the LSU Tiger Golf Classic. The Knights are currently at the NCAA Division I Women’s East Regional, where they will need to secure a place in the top eight to advance to the NCAA Championships for the first time in the school’s history.

Click here for NCAA Division I Women’s East Regional live scoring. 

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