Women's Golf

Bettie Lou Evans Invitational

TOURNAMENT OVERVIEW

2019 Bettie Lou Evans Invitational Program

The Bettie Lou Evans Invitational has been held 30 times, dating all the way back to 1979. The most recent edition took place in 2019 with 13 teams competing for the title. 

The Wildcats have won the tournament 13 times, including the most recent edition in 2019. UK has won back-to-back Bettie Lou titles.

The tournament, formerly known as the Wildcat Fall Invitational, began in 1979 (there were actually two tournaments in 1976 and 1977 before women’s golf became a varsity sport at UK) and was played every year until a four-year break from 1998 to 2001. The Kentucky tournament also took one-year breaks in 2008 and 2010. There were five seasons without the tournament following the 2011 edition until the Bettie Lou was revived in 2017.
 

TOURNAMENT HISTORY

First Year: 1979
Years: 30
Lowest 54-Hole Team Score: 858 (Kentucky, 2018)
Lowest 18-Hole Team Score: 278 (Penn State, Third Round, 2018)
Lowest 54-Hole Individual Score: 205 (Leonie Bettel, UK)
Lowest 18-Hole Individual Score: 66 (Leonie Bettel, UK, Second Round, 2018 | Mary Parsons, Indiana, Third Round, 2017)

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PAST TEAM CHAMPIONS

Year Team Score
1979  North Carolina 626
1980 Alabama 317
1981 Georgia, North Carolina 908
1982 Ohio State 921
1983 Kentucky 597
1984 Kentucky 899
1985 Kentucky 905
1986 Kentucky 912
1987 Kentucky 903
1988 Kentucky 927
1989 Auburn 920
1990 Kentucky 608
1991 Kentucky 902
1992 Oklahoma State 912
1993 Florida 925
1994 Wake Forest 900
1995 Michigan 904
1996 Kentucky 904
1997 Kentucky 912
2002 Tennessee 604
2003 Vanderbilt 926
2004 Mississippi State 898
2005 Florida 881
2006 Memphis 929
2007 Alabama 877
2009 Florida State 587
2011 Kentucky 924
2017 Notre Dame 872
2018 Kentucky 858
2019 Kentucky 859

 

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PAST INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONS

Year Name Team Score
1979 Stephanie Komeger North Carolina 151
1980 Mary Mcnabb Missouri 77
1981 Peggy Kirsch Alabama 218
1982 Kathy Kingston Ole Miss 220
1983 Paula Davis, Leslie Ritter Kentucky 140
1984 Kathy Kingston Ole Miss 220
1985 Kandi Kessler North Carolina 222
1986 Tracy Chapman Indiana 222
1987 Kate Rogerson Kentucky 219
1988 Margaret Platt Auburn 224
1989 Joal Rieder Auburn 224
1990 Tonya Gill Kentucky 148
1991 Stephanie Neill Wake Forest 221
1992 Renee Heiken Illinois 221
1993 Stephanie Neill, Shelley Kinder Wake Forest 224
1994 Erika Yicoff Indiana 220
1995 Shannon McDonald Michigan 217
1996 Lauri Berles Kentucky 219
1997 Kasey Gant Michigan State 222
2002 Violeta Retamoza Tennessee 144
2003 Meghan Little Louisville 227
2004 Amanda Mathis Mississippi State 219
2005 Mallory Blackwelder Florida 212
2006 Amanda Mathis Mississippi State 225
2007 Courtney Harter Alabama 213
2009 Macarena Silva Florida State 143
2011 Ashleigh Albrecht Kentucky 225
2017 Grace Rose/Emma Albrecht Kentucky/Notre Dame 211
2018 Leonie Bettel Kentucky 205
2019 Pilar Echeverria Indianapolis 211

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