Women's Golf
Laney Frye - Women's Golf - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • Hometown Nicholasville, Ky.
  • Major Business
  • High school Lexington Christian Academy

Career Stats Breakdown

Career Awards / Honors:
2023-24 WGCA All-America Honorable Mention
2023-24 Golfweek All-America Honorable Mention
2023-24 All-SEC First Team
2023-24 CSC Academic All-District Team
2024 LPGA Drive On Championship exemption
2022-23 Edith Cummings Munson Award Winner
2022-23 WGCA All-America Second Team
2022-23 Golfweek All-America Third Team
2022-23 CSC Academic All-America First Team
2022-23 CSC Academic All-District Team
2022-23 All-SEC Second Team
2x Augusta National Women’s Amateur invitee (2023, 2024)
2022 U.S. Women’s Amateur Stroke Play co-Champion
2x UK SAAC Secretary (2022-23, 2023-24)
3x U.S. Women’s Amateur participant (2021, 2022, 2023)
4x WGCA All-American Scholar (2021, 2022, 2023, 2024)
2021-22 SEC Community Service Team
3x SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll member (2021-22, 2022-23, 2023-24)
2020-21 SEC All-Freshman Team
2020-21 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll member

Finished her four-year career with the University of Kentucky women’s golf program ranked first (2022-23, 70.96) and second (2023-24, 71.00) in single-season scoring averages in program history. She also finished her college career ranked first (2022-23, 20) and second (2023-24, 17) in single-season, par-or-better rounds in program history and first in career par-or-better rounds in program history (64). She also finished with the 18-hole round school record (9-under-par 63 in the NCAA Pullman Regional Third Round).

2023-24 (Senior): Capped the season on a 3-over for T20 at the NCAA East Lansing Regional, turning in a 1-under-par 71 in the first round … Turned in scores of 68, 69 and 67 to earn third place (-6) at the SEC Championship (par 70), also helping Kentucky finish in fifth place and reach the match-play quarterfinals for the first time since the inception of the NCAA Championship format six seasons ago … Closed out the regular season with a 2-over-par 218 for T24 at the Clemson Invitational, including earning back-to-back 71s … Turned in scores of 69, 73 and 78 to finish T49 (220, +7) in the elite field at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate (par 71) … Fired off a 68, 74 and 73 at the NEXUS Collegiate to go 1-under and earn the best finish in her college career at T2 … Went 72-66-76 to pace UK on a T18 finish at UCF Challenge … Came in fourth place on a 7-under-par 209 at the Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational, including recording rounds of 66 in the first and 67 in the final … Finished in ninth place at the tough Blessings Collegiate Invitational, earning an even-par 144 through just 36 holes before the tournament was suspended because of weather … Briefly shared the lead at the Mason Rudolph Championship, thanks to her first-round 69 and her second-round 67, before finishing with a 6-under-par 210 for T9 … Began her senior season with a 64 (-7) in the first round at the Cougar Classic (par 71), adding a 67 and 75 to finish T12.

2022-23 (Junior): Selected to the 2022-23 WGCA All-America Second Team … Set four individual school records in 2022-23, including single-season scoring average (70.9), single-season, par-or-better rounds (20), career par-or-better rounds (47) and low 18-hole round (63, -9) … Fundamental in helping UK break four more team school records in 2022-23, including the top two 18-hole rounds in school history (271, -17 and 275, -13), 54-hole tournament (830, -34) and single-season scoring average (289.6) … Had a team-high seven top-10 finishes and eight top-20 finishes … Turned in a 71, 72, and 63 at the NCAA Pullman Regional to climb up the leaderboard and finish T8 on a 206 (-10), which tied her career low, which she did twice this season … Had an impressive tournament at the SEC Championship, turning in a 70, 74 and 73 to assemble a 1-over-par 217 for a share of sixth place at the league event, marking the program’s best individual finish there since 2012 … Missed the cut at the Augusta National Women’s Amateur, after putting together back-to-back rounds of 76 at Champions Retreat … Had back-to-back rounds of par-or-better at the Clemson Invitational to break the school record for most rounds of par-or-better in a single season, earning a 3-under-par 213 to finish T5 at the regular-season finale … Had an 11-over-par 224 for a share of 53rd place at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate … Began the Therese Hession Regional Challenge with a first-round 69, which marked the sixth straight instance she began a tournament with a score under par, ultimately turning in a 4-over-par 217 for 19th place at the tournament … Earned her third straight top-10 finish of the season in the spring opener at the UCF Challenge, recording a trio of rounds of 69 for a 9-under-par 207 for T9 … Helped Kentucky to back-to-back tournament titles to close out the fall season at the Illini Women’s Invitational and Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational, while also helping the Wildcats to a school-record 830 (-34) at the Illini Women’s Invitational … In the final tournament of the fall campaign, she shot a 68, 71 and 71 for a 6-under-par 210 to collect a career-best, third-place finish … Continued her success on the course at the Illini Women’s Invitational, recording three rounds of par-or-better, including a 70, 69 and a career-best 67 for a season-best, 10-under-par 206 to tie for seventh place … Rallied rounds of 71, 76 and 75 for a 6-over-par 222 for a T35 finish at the Mason Rudolph Championship … Got the season off to a strong start, turning in three rounds of par-or-better at the Cougar Classic (par 71) on rounds of 69, 71 and 67 to put together a 6-under-par 207 for seventh place … Her final-round 67 tied her career low.


Chip Shots

Favorite course: Kapalua Plantation Course (Lahaina, Hawaii)
Dream foursome (including herself): Tiger Woods, Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler
First time she broke par: Freshman year in high school
Favorite club: Putter
Favorite golf movie: Happy Gilmore
Favorite golfer: Tiger Woods
Favorite food: Steak
Favorite TV show: The Office
Favorite book: Love Does
Favorite class: Economics
Nickname(s): None
Name your putter to make more putts

2021-22 (Sophomore): Per usual, all three of her rounds contributed to the team total at the NCAA Stanford Regional, when the sophomore put together rounds of 75, 67 and 72 for a 1-over-par 214 to lead the lineup and earn a share of 12th place … All three of her rounds were scored at the SEC Championship, getting better as the tournament went on with rounds of 76, 74 and 72, recording a 6-over-par 222 to tie for 26th place … At the Clemson Invitational, all three of her scores were counted thanks to rounds of 70, 74 and 79 to turn in a 7-over-par 223 to tie for 10th place … Recorded an 8-over-par 224 at the Clover Cup for a share of 45th place … After recording a first-round 81 at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate, she posted back-to-back rounds of 69 and 68 to turn in a 5-over-par 218 to finish tied for 16th … Tied for fourth at the UCF Challenge in Orlando, her highest finish as a Wildcat, after carding a career-best 207 (9-under par) to be tied for third all-time in school history for 54-hole low … Also matched her career-best round of 68 in Orlando … Cruised to a 5-and-4 victory vs. Louisville’s Lauren Thibodeau in the Battle of the Bluegrass at Club Pelican Bay in Naples, Florida … Solid fall season with a team-high-tying six rounds of par or better and a 72.9 stroke average, second on the team … Finished the fall season by tying for 23rd at The Ally at Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, Mississippi, with a score of 3-over par, including a second-round 70 … Tied for 35th at the Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational at UNC Finley Golf Course in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with a score of 2-over-par 218, highlighted by a career-low 68 in the first round … Notched career best 18-hole (69 in the second round) and 54-hole (212) at the Mason Rudolph Championship … Recorded three rounds of par or better (72-69-71) at the Mason Rudolph Championship Championship at Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin, Tennessee, to tie for 10th place with a career-low score of 4-under-par 212 … Tied for 47th at the Wolverine Invitational with a 13-over-par 226 … Made a comeback on the last day of the Wolverine Invitational with a 1-under-par 70 at the University of Michigan Golf Course in Ann Arbor, Michigan … WGCA All-American Scholar Team member … SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll member.

2021 Summer: Qualified and played in the U.S. Women’s Amateur at Westchester Country Club in Rye, New York and made it to the match-play portion of the event … With a 66 in the second round and a 69 in the third round, rallied to tie for second place in a talented field at the inaugural Sea Island Women’s Amateur at Sea Island Golf Club in Sea Island, Georgia.

2020-21 (Freshman): Enjoyed one of the best seasons in Kentucky women’s golf history … Averaged 73.5 strokes per round in 11 appearances, the fifth-best mark in school history … Selected to the Southeastern Conference All-Freshman Team, just the fourth in school history … Led the Wildcats in stroke average, top-10 finishes (two), top-20 performances (three), and rounds of par or better (13) … Her 13 rounds of par or better is the second most in a single season in program history … Contributed to the team score in 30 of 33 rounds, tied for a team best … UK’s top finisher at its first NCAA Championship finals appearance in 29 years by tying for 34th place, losing in a playoff that would have advanced her to the final round of stroke play as an individual … Carded a 4-over-par 220 with rounds of 72-76-72 at the Grayhawk Golf Club’s Raptor Course in Scottsdale, Arizona … Tied for 24th at the NCAA Columbus Regional with a score of 7-over par … Helped Kentucky to a fourth-place team finish and its first NCAA Championships berth since 1992 with an important eagle in the final round at the Ohio State University Golf Club Scarlet Course in Columbus, Ohio … With two more rounds of par or better, turned in a then-career-best 1-under-par 215 at the SEC Championship to place 35th at the Greystone Golf & Country Club’s Legacy Course in Birmingham, Alabama … Shot 70 in the first round, 73 in the second and 72 in the third to help UK to its best-ever 54-hole score at the league tournament … Tied for 34th with a score of 8-over par, including an even-par 72 in the second round, at the LSU Tiger Golf Classic at the University Club of Baton Rouge, Louisiana … Named SEC Co-Freshman of the Week on March 24 following her performance at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic … Recorded her third career top-20 showing by tying for seventh place with a 3-over-par 219 (70-75-74) to lead UK to a third-place finish, the team’s best performance of the season … Fired a 70 in the opening round at UGA Golf Course in Athens, Georgia, to tie her 18-hole season low … With back-to-back rounds of even-par 72 to open the Gamecock Intercollegiate, tied for 29th with a score of 5-over par at Columbia Country Club in Blythewood, South Carolina ..Notched her second career top-20 finish by tying for 15th at the Florida Gators Invitational with a score of 7-over par (72-70-75) … With the aid of a par-70 course at the Mark Bostick Golf Course in Gainesville, Florida, fired her 18-hole low in the second round at the Florida Gators Invitational … (Rebounded from a tournament-opening 78 with rounds of 72 and 73 at the UFC Challenge to post a score of 7-over par and tie for 39th at the Eagle Creek Golf Club in Orlando, Florida … Averaged 73.9 strokes per round in her first fall season as a Wildcat with three rounds of par or better … Team used her score in eight of nine rounds in the fall … Tied for 26th at the Liz Murphey Fall Collegiate Classic with a score of 7-over par, including a 71 in the first round, at the UGA Golf Course in Athens, Georgia … Tied for 45th at The Ally at 7-over par, including a 74 and a 73 in the final two rounds at the Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, Mississippi … Sensational collegiate debut at the Blessings Collegiate Invitational by tying for sixth place, the top freshman finisher in the field … Totaled a 3-over-par 219 with a 71 in her first college round and a 72 in the final round to remain in the top 10 at the Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Arkansas … Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team member … SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll member.

2020 Summer: Began the summer with a bang by winning the inaugural Pete & Alice Dye Junior Invitational at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel Indiana … Defeated the field at the Dye by five shots with a 54-hole total of 2-under par, including two eagles in the final round … Nearly followed up the Dye championship with another at the Metropolitan Amateur Championship, finishing in second place behind fellow Wildcat Marissa Wenzler … Fired a two-round score of 3-under par at the Metropolitan at Wetherington Golf & Country Club in West Chester, Ohio … Finished in third place with a 54-hole total of 1-under par at the Circle K Junior Championship at Otter Creek Golf Course in Columbus, Indiana … By tying for 27th in stroke play, qualified for match play at the 120th Women’s Western Amateur at Prestwick Country Club in Frankfort, Illinois.

Before UK: Top golfer out of Kentucky in the class of 2020 and a nationally ranked signee … Entered UK rated No. 87 overall in Golfweek’s junior rankings and No. 24 among all 2020 prospects … 2018 Kentucky High School Athletic Association state champion … Nearly made it two in a row with a runner-up finish in 2019 … Anchor behind back-to-back team state championships for Lexington Christian Academy in 2018 and 2019 … Two-time Kentucky Miss Golf winner (2018-19) … Three-time All-State First Team selection (2017-19) … Spectacular summer in 2020 leading up to UK career with a championship at the inaugural Pete & Alice Dye Junior Invitational in Indiana and a runner-up finish at the 105th Metropolitan Women’s Amateur Championship in Ohio … Won the Kentucky Girls Junior Amateur in the summer of 2019 at nearby Cherry Blossom Golf Club … Medaled at the U.S. Golf Association Girls Junior qualifier in 2019 … Qualified for the 2019 Girls Junior PGA Championship, one of the top tournaments in the country … Numerous top-10 finishes at American Junior Golf Association events, including a third-place showing at the Circle K Junior Championship at Otter Creek in Illinois this past summer and third place at the 2019 Scott Stallings Junior Championship.

Personal: Born Aug. 14 … Daughter of B and Kelly Frye … Has an older brother, Will, and a younger brother, Woods … Born in Lexington and calls Nicholasville, just south of Lexington, her home … Attended Lexington Christian Academy … Great student, with a number of academic honors in high school, including making the AJGA Scholastic All-America Team, Best in Class Precalculus and an unweighted 4.0 grade-point average … Member or Beta Club, National Honors Society and Mu Alpha Theta at Lexington Christian Academy … Her grandfather Danny McQueen played golf at UK … Defines a true hero as a hard worker who puts others first and someone who knows their goals and works towards them without cutting corners … Majoring in business.

Why she chose UK: “I’ve grown up as a Kentucky fan and I love the school and everything it has to offer. The coaches as well as leaders in the athletic department work to push the team towards success. To be able to go to school in my hometown is something special and I can’t wait to represent the Wildcats.”

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