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Kie Purdom

Kie  Purdom

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Lexington, Ky.

High School:
Henry Clay HS

Experience:
2L

11/07/2017

A Fall Season to Remember for Ole Miss Women’s Golf

Rebels Win Three Straight Tournaments to Close Fall Season

11/01/2017

Ole Miss Wins School-Record Third Straight Tournament Title

Rebels Tie All-Time Single-Season Mark with 3rd Win

10/24/2017

Lim, Rebels Sweep Palmetto Intercollegiate Titles

First Back-to-Back Tournament Sweeps in Program History

10/03/2017

Johnson, Ole Miss Sweep Magnolia Invitational Titles

Johnson Wins Two-Hole Playoff, Rebels Win by Seven Strokes

10/01/2017

Rebels Lead Through 18 Holes at Magnolia Invitational

Four Rebels in Top 10 After Round 1 at Old Waverly

2016 FIRST-YEAR SEC HONOR ROLL

2017-18 (JUNIOR)
FALL:
Competed in all five fall events ... Improved stroke average by 3.11 from last season ... Closed fall season with career-low 219 at Rainbow Wahine Invitational to finish in a tie for 11th—another career mark ... Contributed to the team's third consecutive tournament victory at Leilehua Golf Course ...  Contributed to Ole Miss' team tournament victory at the 2017 Palmetto Intercollegiate ... Shot 69-75-76--220 to contribute to the Rebels' 2017 Magnolia Invitational victory and the lowest team score (854) in a tournament win in program history ... Established new career-bests in single-round score (69) and 54-hole score (220) as she tied for 17th at Old Waverly Golf Club ... Broke two-week-old career mark, shooting 2-under (70) in Round 2 at Lady Paladin Invitational ... Matched career-best tournament at 223 in Greenville, SC ... Shot a career-best 72 (-1) in Round 3 of the Ocean Course Invitational ... Finished T16th thanks to a career-best 223 tournament score to help secure a top-five team finish.

2016-17 (SOPHOMORE)
SPRING: Competed in five of six spring events ... Shot the best out of Ole Miss' counting five at The Gold Rush (74-75-77--226) to tie for 25th ... Tied career best 18-hole score (73) in Round 3 of the Mountain View Collegiate and Round 2 of the 3M Augusta Invitational. FALL: Competed in one of four tournaments as an individual, averaging 76.67 ... Established a new low-18 (73) in opening round at Lady Paladin Invitational.

2015-16 (FRESHMAN)
SPRING: Played in two tournaments for the Rebels bringing her scoring average to 79.88 on the season … Finished tied for 26th in the Rebel Intercollegiate as an individual after firing 4-over par 76s on all three days FALL: Competed in two tournaments, one as an individual, posting a 76.67 scoring average with one top-20 finish ... Best finish was tied for 12th in the Memphis Intercollegiate where she posted a 74-76-76—226 leading the Ole Miss individuals.

PRIOR TO OLE MISS
Prepped at Henry Clay high school in Lexington, Ky. … Won the Jr. Mario Miley as well as the Rocket Invitational … Tied for first in the Kentucky AM, shooting a 75, where she lost in a playoff in 2014… Three top-five finishes including taking runner-up honors at the Lexington City tournament … Placed third at the PGA Jr. Series at Kearny Hills, closing at 2-over par … Finished in 14th place at KHSAA State Championship in 2013 and 18 th in 2014 and 2015 ... Runner up at the 2015 Kentucky Big I qualifier … Ninth at the AJGA Jr., at TPC Southwind and fired rounds of 78-73-76--227 to take 22nd at the Bubba Conlee. … Two-time all-region selection and an all-state pick in 2014, she helped lead her high school to a first-place tie at the state championships in 2014 and a third-place finish at the state championships in 2013 … Three-time all-state academic selection … Inducted into the National Honor Society in 2014 and awarded the Blue Heart Award for team leadership in 2013 … Also earned two letters as a member of the swim team.

PERSONAL
Daughter of Keilly and Kirk Purdom … Born on May 24, 1997 … Full name is Kie Ellen Purdom… Mother, Keilly played golf at Ole Miss (1987-91) and was the Ole Miss head coach from 1991-01 while her father, Kirk, was a member of the baseball team (1990-93) … Related to Isaac Shelby (Ninth great grandfather), a General in the Revolutionary War and the first governor of Kentucky. Shelby County (TN) is named after him ... Majoring in geological engineering.

GETTING TO KNOW KIE
Favorite color: Blue … Favorite sport outside of golf: Football … Favorite classroom subject: History/Math … Favorite pro golfers: Michelle Wie, Jessica Koda, Adam Scott … Favorite other sport athlete: Misty May Treanor … Favorite pro sports team: Bengals (NFL) … Favorite song: Bad Blood featuring Kendrick Lamar by Taylor Swift … Favorite movie: The Princess Diaries … Three things I can’t live without: My family, my cat and golf … Favorite TV show: Bones … Favorite thing to eat: Anything Italian … Favorite quote: “The most important shot in golf is the next one” -Ben Hogan … Best thing about Ole Miss: The atmosphere and the beautiful campus … Favorite golf course: Lexington Country Club … Favorite club in my bag: 6 Iron … Favorite thing to do outside of golf: Go shopping … Favorite candy: Chocolate

PURDOM BY THE NUMBERS

YEAR ROUNDS AVG.
2017-18 15 74.33
2016-17 15 77.44
2015-16   8   79.88

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Low 18 69 (Magnolia Invitational, 2017-18)
Low 54 219 (Rainbow Wahine Invitational, 2017-18)
Best Individual Finish T11 (Rainbow Wahine Invitational, 2017-18)
Top 5 Finishes 0
Top 10 Finishes 1
Top 20 Finishes 4

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