Amanda Gartrell
Amanda Gartrell
Height: 5-9
Year: So.
Hometown: Lakeland, FL
High School: Lake Gibson
Major: Psychology

As a freshman (2016-17)… Team MVP… One of three Moccasins to play in all 11 tournaments… Led the Moccasins with a 76.78 stroke average and two top-five finishes… Second on the team to Abbey Williams with four top-10 finishes… Best finishes of the season came in the Nova Southeastern GolfRank Invitational (Oct. 24-25) and the Lady Moc Classic (Feb. 20-21) where she placed third in each of them… Florida Southern’s top performer in four tournaments, including the final two of the regular season at the Barry Women’s Invitational (March 27-28) and the Argonaut Invitational (April 3-4)… Shot an even-par 216 (73-72-71) at the Lady Moc Classic, which featured one of her team-high five sub-par rounds of the season… Best round was a two-under par 70 in the second round of the Sunshine State Conference Championships (April 24), tying the best single-round score any Moccasin has ever had in the conference tournament (equaled record set by Emily Rymer in 2015)… Had one other round of even-par during the season… Tied for 30th at the SSC Championships in her first postseason tournament with a 235 (86-70-79)… Florida Southern’s top golfer in four tournaments and was number two in four others… Had either the Mocs’ top score, or was tied for the top score, in 13 rounds… Team counter in 24 of 27 rounds, second on the team to Abbey Williams.

In high school… 2016 graduate of Lake Gibson High School in Lakeland where she played for head coach Bon DeLong… Played in three straight Class 2A State Finals and capped her high school career with a runner-up finish as a senior in the fall of 2015 with a one-over par 145 (74-71) at the Mission Inn Resort… Was also the regional runner-up as a senior with a 71… As a junior, finished 11th in the State Finals with a score of 154 (77-77)… Also finished third at regionals and second in the district tournament as a high school junior… Played in her first State Finals as a sophomore when she tied for 18th place with a 157 (79-78) after tying for first at the district tournament with a 73 and finishing third at regionals with a 70… Also a regional finalist as a freshman… 3-time team MVP at Lake Gibson… Finished seventh in the USGA Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals at Augusta National in 2014 after winning the regional qualifier… Personal… Daughter of Sheila and Philip Gartrell… Has one sister (Haley)… Mother is a former basketball player at the University of South Florida, and father played golf at USF… Aunt, Lydia, played women’s golf at Florida Southern from 1996-2000.

2016-17 (FR) 11 27 2,073 76.78 70 (-2) 6
TOTALS 11 27 2,073 76.78 70 (-2) 6