Award: Golf, College
Location/Affiliation: Rutgers University
- 2-Time CGA Women’s Player of the Year
- U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship – round of 32
- CGA Match Play Champion
Just to let you know, this next honoree is truly “devine”. Devine golf swing. Devine 2022 season. It’s all right there in her name… Leigha Devine! And, she’s our “devine” college golfer of the year.
Leigha’s in her senior year at Rutgers. She graduated from Fossil Ridge High School, plays out of Ptarmigan Country Club in Ft. Collins, and, she totally dominated the Colorado women’s golf scene in 2022. She repeated as the Colorado Golf Association Match Play Champion. She finished second in Women’s Stroke Play. And, she was named CGA Women’s Player of the Year for the second year in a row.
Beyond that, Leigha not only qualified for the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship, she advanced to the elite round of 32.
Then, in the fall, she got some breakout results with her Rutgers team, winning her first collegiate tournament. To do it, Leigha shot a 54-hole 7-under-par 209, her college best… and, set a new tournament record.
See, we told you she was “devine”! (Go ahead, you can groan!) Leigha Devine, is our honoree in college golf.
By Marcia Nevile, Former Sports Broadcaster, 2-Time SWOC Honoree