Women's Golf

CaseyOtt

  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Conway, Ark.
  • Major Psychology/Sociology
  • High school Conway High School

Career Stats Breakdown

Chip Shots

Favorite course: Buffalo Ridge Golf Course (Branson, Mo.)
Dream foursome (including herself): Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson
First time she broke par: 8 years old
Favorite club: Driver
Favorite golf movie: The Greatest Game Ever Played
Favorite golfer: Rikke Svejgård Nielsen
Favorite food: Anything from Chuy’s
Favorite TV show: Parks and Recreation
Favorite book: Catching Fire
Favorite class: Psychology
Nickname(s): Casedog or C-Dog
Superstition(s): Picking up trash on the golf course means you’ll make more birdies!

2020-21 (Senior): Did not appear in any fall events … Dean’s List in fall 2021.

2021 Summer: Busy summer highlighted by a sixth-place finish at hte Kentucky Women’s Open in Danville Country Club in Danville, Kentucky, where she posted a two-round score of 1-over par to finish third among all amateurs … Tied for 30th at the Ladies National Golf Association Amateur Championship with a three-round score of 7-over par at Country Club of St. Albans in St. Albans, Missouri … Placed 16th at the Marion Miley at Lexington Country Club in Lexington, Kentucky … Made it to the round of 16 at the Kentucky Women’s State Amateur at the University of Louisville Golf Club in Simpsonville, Kentucky.

2019-20 (Junior): Played in two events in 2020-21, both in the fall … Tied for 62nd at The Ally with a score of 15-over par at Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, Mississippi … Placed 67th at the Blessings Collegiate Invitational with a score of 32-over par at the Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Arkansas … SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll member … Dean’s List in fall 2020, spring 2021.

2020 Summer: Recorded a runner-up finish at the Arkansas State Golf Association’s Women’s Stroke Play Championship at the Chenal Country Club Founders Course in Little Rock, Arkansas … Tied for 27th at the Ladies National Golf Association Amateur Championship at the Tennessee Grasslands Golf and Country Club in Gallatin, Tennessee.

2019-20 (Sophomore): Appeared in a team-high-tying six events in the shortened season … Led the team with a career-high-tying three top-10 finishes to go along with a career-high four top-20 showings … Posted a 73.8 stroke average, ranked among the best single-season marks in school history … UK’s most improved player, having shaved off 2.2 strokes on her previous season’s stroke average … Notched both 18-hole and 54-hole career lows in 2019-20 … Third on the team with six rounds of par or better, including the best 18-hole score (66) of the season … Surged up the leaderboard in the final round of the Moon Golf Invitational with a 68 to finish at 1-over par overall and in a tie for 14th at the Duran Golf Club in Melbourne, Florida … Tied for 56th at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic at the Rio Mar Country Club in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico with a score of 14-over par … Sensational fall with a team-best three top-10 finishes in four appearances … Rebounded from a tournament-opening 79 with back-to-back 73s to finish at 9-over par and in a tie for 29th at the Cardinal Cup at the University of Louisville Golf Club in Simpsonville, Kentucky, where UK placed second … Led Kentucky for the third straight tournament by tying for ninth place at the Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational in Chapel Hill, North Carolina … Recorded a 54-hole career-low score of 213 (72-66-75), fueled by a career-low 66 in the second round, one of the top 10 rounds in Kentucky women’s golf history … The second-round 66 at the UNC Finley Golf Course featured seven birdies and just one bogey … The 3-under-par, top-10 finish at the Tar Heel Invitational marked her third straight top-10 showing to start the 2019-20 season and her fifth in her last eight collegiate starts …  Played an important role in the Wildcats’ Bettie Lou Evans Invitational championship at the University Club of Kentucky in Lexington, UK’s second straight championship … Posted a then-54-hole career-best score of 216 (72-71-73) to place 10th at the Bettie Lou … After a slow start at the MSU Greenbrier Invitational, turned it on in final round with an even-par 72 to finish in a tie for sixth place at the Greenbrier Golf & Country Club in Lexington with a total of 227 (11-over par) … The sixth-place finished matched her career best … Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team member … UK’s representative on the Southeastern Conference Community Service Team for her leadership and dedication to helping others … SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll member … Dean’s List in fall 2019, spring 2020.

Summer 2019: Tied for third at the Marion Miley Invitational at the Lexington Country Club in Lexington … Tied for 12th at the Kentucky Women’s Open with a score of 8-over par at Frankfort Country Club in Frankfort, Kentucky.

2018-19 (Freshman): Appeared in 10 events in her first season at UK with a 76.0 stroke average … Notched two top-10 showings in the spring, most on the team … Posted six rounds of par or better, second most on the team … Tied for 57th at the SEC Championship with a score of 15-over par (231) at the Greystone Golf & Country Club in Birmingham, Alabama … Placed 91st at the Bryan National Collegiate with a score of 243 (27-over par) at Bryan Park Champions Golf Course in Browns Summit, North Carolina … Tied for 25th with a score of 11-over par at the Clover Cup at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Arizona, for her third straight top-25 tournament finish … Named SEC Women’s Freshman Golfer of the Week on Feb. 27, the program’s third all-time winner and first since 2017 … A week after a career-high weekend at the Reynolds Lake Oconee Collegiate Championship, did even better at the Gold Rush Invitational in Seal Beach, California, with a career-best sixth-place finish … Topped her 54-hole career low with a 1-over-par 217 … Two of three rounds at the Gold Rush were under par, including an 18-hole best 69 … Recorded her first career top-10 finish by trying for seventh place at the Reynolds Lake Oconee Collegiate Championship in Greensboro, Georgia … Carded a then-54-hole career-best 221 (5-over par), including back-to-back rounds of even-par 72 after opening with a 77 … Kentucky’s best performer in the Battle of the Bluegrass vs. Louisville at Hoover Country Club in Birmingham, Alabama … Won her individual match vs. Louisville’s Linda Trockel 6 & 5 … Captured Battle of the Bluegrass individual medalist honors with a 34 in the nine-hole shootout (score won’t count towards official NCAA stats) … Appeared in all four events in her first fall season and averaged 76.1 strokes per round … Disqualified at the Trinity Forest Invitational at Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas after incorrectly signing her scorecard in the final round … Played an integral part in Kentucky’s championship at the Bettie Lou Evans Invitational, UK’s first in five years … Team used her score in two of the three rounds en route to a 54-hole school record team score of 858 … Tied for 28th with a 6-over-par 222 (72-74-76), both career bests at the time … Contributed to the team score in all three rounds at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship at Cherokee Country Club in Knoxville, Tennessee, and tied for 49th with a score of 228 (15-over par) … Began her career strong by tying for 40th at the Minnesota Invitational at Prestwick Golf Club in Woodbury, Minnesota, with a three-day total of 224 (8-over par) … Fired a 1-under-par 71 in the second round … Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team member … SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll member … Dean’s list in fall 2018, spring 2019.

Summer 2018: Won junior championship honors and tied for fourth overall at the Marion Miley Invitational at the Lexington Country Club in Lexington with a score of 7-over par … Finished in third place with a combined two-round score of 144 at the Arkansas Junior Amateur Championship at Fianna Hills Country Club in Fort Smith, Arkansas .… Tied for 22nd and 16th among all amateurs at the Kentucky Women’s Open at the U of L Golf Club in Simpsonville, Kentucky, with a score of 10-over par.

Before UK: Considered the top talent from her state the class of 2018 … Two-time Wendy’s Arkansas Golfer of the Year (2015 and 2016) … Won the Arkansas Class 7A state championship in 2017 after rallying from a seven-shot deficit with a final-round 67 … Led Conway High School to the 2016 Arkansas Class 7A state title and runner-up finishes in 2015 and 2017 … Won six Arkansas junior stroke and match-play titles, including the Arkansas State Golf Association Junior Girls Stroke Championship at just 12 years old … Four-time All-State selection … Placed second at three American Junior Golf Association events and eight top-10 finishes, including six top-five showings over nine appearances … Advanced in three U.S. Golf Association regional qualifiers to national events.

Personal: Born July 15 … Daughter of Tray and Deanna Ott … Has an older sister, Meredith … Hails from Conway, Arkansas … Won one of the Scholar-Athlete awards at Conway High School after a decorated academic and athletic career … Made the AJGA Scholastic Honor Roll in high school … Finished in the top two percent of her graduating class academically … AP scholar … Member of the National Honor Society and Key Club at Conway … Volunteered with Community Connections in high school, where she was the director of a golf program for kids with special needs and taught kids golf … Also a volunteer with the Miracle League (baseball) and the First Tee … Dual majoring in psychology and sociology … Nicknames include C Dog, Case Dog and Yesac 2 … Her most memorable moment of her golf career was winning the individual state championship her senior year.

Why she chose UK: “I chose Kentucky because of the amazing coaches, the people in the program and the great facilities.”

Ott’s Scorecard

Year Events Rounds Strokes Stroke Avg. Low 18 Low 54 Top 10* Top 20* Match Play Best Finish
2018-19 10 26 1,976 76.0 69 217 2 2 1-0 T6 (Gold Rush Invitational)
2019-20 6 18 1,328 73.8 66 213 3 4 T6 (MSU Greenbrier Invitational)
2020-21 2 6 479 79.8 76 231 0 0 T62 (The Ally)
2021-22 1 1 91 91.0 41 (Lady Bulldog Ind. Championship)
Career 19 51 3,874 80.2 66 213 5 6 1-0 T6 (Two Times)

*Does not include dual matches

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