Louise Yu - Women's Golf - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Louise Yu

Class Fifth Year
Hometown Duluth, Ga.
High School Peachtree Ridge
Major Marketing

Student-Athlete Features
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As a Fifth Year (2021-22)

  • First five-time WGCA All-America Scholar honoree in program history
  • Season-low round: 69 (third rounds, FAU Paradise Invitational, Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge and NCAA Franklin Regional)
  • Season-low 54-hole score: Tied for 15th at the FAU Paradise Invitational with a 213 (-3)
  • Posted four consecutive top 30 finishes – Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge (T-30th; March 13-15), Clemson Invitational (T-30th; March 25-27), SEC Championships Stroke Play (T-26th; April 13-15) and NCAA Franklin Regional (T-21st)
  • Capped off her final performance at home with a bogey-free round (69) during the final day of the NCAA Franklin Regional, where she helped Vanderbilt win its first NCAA Regional title since 2019 and fourth in program history
  • Season scoring average (29 rounds): 74.34

As a Senior (2020-21)

  • WGCA All-America Scholar
  • Second Team Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar
  • SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • Spring 2021 Dean’s List
  • Fall 2020 Dean’s List
  • Season-low round: 69 (final round, SEC Championships)
  • Season-low 54-hole score: Finished tied for fourth at the LSU Tiger Classic after shooting a 215 (-1)
  • Season scoring average (30 rounds): 73.97
  • Competed at the NCAA Championships and finished tied for 97th after three rounds
  • Tied for fifth with a 217 (+1) at the Columbus Regional to advance to the NCAA Championships as an individual
  • Finished 17th at The Blessings Collegiate Invitational
  • Tied for 22nd at the FAU Paradise Invitational 

As a Junior (2019-20)

  • WGCA All-America Scholar
  • SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • Lowest round in program history with a career-low 64 during the third round at the Cougar Classic
  • Tied for the seventh lowest 54-hole score in program history and placed second with a career-low 207 (-9) at the Cougar Classic
  • Season scoring average (18 rounds): 72.94
  • Tied for 19th at Windy City Collegiate Classic with a 217 (+1), which ranked second on team
  • Low team score in the Battle at the Beach, shooting 214 (-2) to earn eighth- place individually

As a Sophomore (2018-19)

  • WGCA All-America Scholar
  • SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • Season-low rounds: 70 (first and second rounds, Cougar Classic)
  • Season scoring average (31 rounds): 74.68
  • Tied for 93rd in stroke play at the NCAA Championships with a 239 (+20)
    • Finished tied for 28th at NCAA Auburn Regionals with a 221 (+5)
  • Tied for 25th at SEC Championships with a 222 (+6)
  • Finished tied for 29th at Battle at the Beach Invitational
  • Tied for 18th at Clemson Invitational with a two-round score of a 143 (-1)

As a Freshman (2017-18) 

  • WGCA All-America Scholar
  • SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
  • SEC All-Freshman Team
  • Season-low round: 68 (first round, Mason Rudolph Championships)
  • Season-low 54-hole score: Tied for 18th with a 212 (-4) at the Mason Rudolph Championships
  • Season scoring average (27 rounds): 73.48
  • Tied for 30th at the NCAA Tallahassee Regional with a 217 (+1)
  • At the SEC Championships, tied for 19th with a 223 (+7) in stroke play and defeated Alabama’s Cheyenne Knight 1-up in quarterfinal match play
  • Finished fourth with a 219 (+3) at the Brickyard Collegiate
  • Tied for 7th with a 217 (+1) at the UCF Challenge

The Yu File

  • Ranked No. 127 nationally by Golfweek
  • A two-time Vanderbilt graduate – Graduated Spring 2021 with an undergraduate degree in Human & Organizational Development and Spring 2022 with a graduate degree in Marketing
  • 2016 Georgia Junior Girls Player of the Year (Georgia State Golf Association)
  • Daughter of Eric and Anne Yu
  • Both parents are in private business
  • Has an older brother, Christopher
  • Chose Vanderbilt over offers from Furman and Mercer among others
  • Four-year letter winner
  • Third-place medalist finish at 2016 Georgia Class 6A state tournament
  • Three-time All-Gwinnett County recipient (2015-17)
  • Started playing competitive golf as prep freshman
  • Student Council, Student-Athletic Leadership Team participant
  • National Honor Society
  • First alternate for 2017 United States Girls’ Junior Amateur
  • Won 2016 GSGA’s Women’s Match-Play Championships