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Janika  Rüttimann - Women's Golf - University of Kentucky Athletics

Janika Rüttimann

  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Tschagguns, Austria
  • Major Business Management
  • High school Handelskakademie Bludenz

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First time she broke par: 2016
Favorite club: Driver
Golfer she tries to emulate: Rory McIlroy

2020 Summer: Won the Vorarlberger Landesmeisterschaften with a one-shot victory at Golfclub Bludenz-Braz in Vorarlberg, Austria … Trailing by a shot with four to play, finished the final four at 1-under par to win on 18 … Tied for fourth at the Austrian Amateur Championship at Golf Course Linz in St. Florian, Austria, including a 6-under par 66 in the first round. 

2019-20 (Freshman): Took a medical redshirt in 2019-20 and did not play … Dean’s List spring 2020.

Summer 2019: Played in the European Ladies’ Team Championship for Austria.
Before UK: Experienced international golfer … Ranked as high as No. 211 in World Amateur Golf Ranking … Won the Austrian Stroke Play U18 title in 2017 … Finished in first place at the Austrian Juniors Tour in 2017 … Third-place showing at the 2018 Austrian Stroke Play Championship … Finished third at the 2017 Austrian Match Play and fifth in 2018 … Ended up in fourth at the 2018 Austrian International Amateur … Placed seventh at the 2017 Slovenian Amateur Championship … Placed 12th at the 2017 Swiss International Ladies Championship … Competed in the 2018 and 2019 European Ladies’ Team Championship.
Personal: Born Oct. 18 in Bludenz, Austria … Daughter of Bianka and Roger Rüttiman … Has an older brother, Yves … Hails from Tschagguns, Austria … Attended Handelsakademie Bludenz … Skied in high school and considers it her favorite activity outside of golf … Nickname is Anni … Considers her mom her biggest influence … Major is business management.
Why she chose UK: “I chose Kentucky because of all the people in the program and I really like the direction of the team.”

Rüttimann’s Scorecard

Year Events Rounds Strokes Stroke Avg. Low 18 Low 54 Top 10* Top 20* Match Play Best Finish

*Does not include dual matches

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