Morgan Baxendale

Hometown Windermere, Fla.
High School The First Academy
Bio

Major: Sociology

Off West End
• Advanced to match play at United States Women’s Amateur (2019)
• Captured Honda Junior Classic  (2015)
• Qualified for U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship (2015)
• Second alternate for U.S. Women’s Open (2015)
• Four-time FSGA Florida Cup recipient
• Won the prestigious Florida State Girls 13-15 Junior Championship (2015)

As a Junior (2019-20)
• Scoring average (18 rounds): 74.94
• Low round: 70 (third round, Mason Rudolph Championships)
• Low total: 213, -3 (Mason Rudolph)
• Tied for fourth at Mason Rudolph Championships
• Posted sub-par rounds in second and third rounds of Mason Rudolph event
• Tied for 47th at Cougar Classic
• Tied for 42nd at Windy City Collegiate Classic
• Tied for 67th in the Battle at the Beach in Cabo, Mexico
• Shared team honors with tie for 58th place at Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge in Palos Verdes, California
• Tied for 65th at Darius Rucker Intercollegiate in Hilton Head, South Carolina

As a Sophomore (2018-19)
• Scoring average (29 rounds): 74.59
• Low round: 67 (NCAA Auburn Regionals)
• Low total: 213 (UCF Challenge -3, NCAA Auburn Regionals -3)
• Best finish: 3rd (NCAA Auburn Regionals)
• Ranked 151st nationally
• Tied for 47th at Mason Rudolph Championships (76-75, 151, +7)
• Tied for 14th at Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational (74-71-71, 216, E)
• Tied for 29th at Battle as the Beach Invitational 75-71-75, 221, +8)
• Tied for 15th at UCF Challenge (72-72-69, 213, -3)
• 11th at Reynolds Lake Oconee Invitational (70-77-77, 224, +8)
• Tied for 33rd at Darius Rucker Invitational (80-69-73, 222, +9)
• Tied for 84th at Clemson Invitational (79-74, 153, +9)
• Tied for 65th at SEC Championships (72-82-83, 237, +21)
• 3rd at NCAA Auburn Regionals (75-71-67, 213, -3)
• Tied for 79th at NCAA Championships (77-80-79, 236, +17)

As a Freshman (2017-18)
• All-SEC second team
• SEC All-Freshman
• SEC Freshman of the Week, April 21
• Scoring average (30 rounds): 73.30
• Low round: 69 (Mason Rudolph Championships, second round; Brickyard Collegiate, second round)
• Low total: 213, Brickyard Collegiate, -3)
• Best finish: 1st (Brickyard Collegiate)
• Tied for 22nd at Ocean Course Invitational (73-78-76, 227, +8)
• Tied for 35th at Mason Rudolph Championships (72-69-75, 216, E)
• Tied for 37th at Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational (74-72-72, 218, +2)
• Tied for 43rd at Battle as the Beach Invitational (75-74-73, 222, +9)
• Tied for 24th at UCF Challenge (77-71-74, 222, +6)
• Tied for 28th at Darius Rucker Invitational (74-73-77, 224, +11)
• Tied for 30th at Clemson Invitational (71-72-75, 218, +2)
• 1st at Brickyard Collegiate (73-69-71, 213, -3)
• Tied for 15th at SEC Championships (76-72-73, 221, +5)
• Defeated Alabama’s Lakareber Abe 2&1 in quarterfinals of SEC match play
• Tied for 34th at NCAA Tallahassee Regionals (72-74-72, 218, +1)

The Baxendale File
• Prepped at The First Academy (Fla.)
• Full name is Morgan Elizabeth Baxendale
• Daughter of Ernie and Elizabeth Baxendale
• Dad works in real estate
• Mom is an executive assistant
• Selected Vanderbilt over Florida, LSU, Georgia, Wake Forest and Clemson among others
• Graduated magna cum laude
• National Honor Society
• Senior team captain
• Ranked No. 16 in 2017 Golfweek Junior Girls Rankings
• 2017 Spectum Sports’ Central Florida Girls Golf of the Year
• As senior helped team to second place team result at Florida 1A state tournament
• Fifth-place individual finish at state tourney
• Finished sixth at Florida Girls’ Junior Championship following senior campaign
• Captured 2016 1A regional individual title
• Played prep golf with former Vanderbilt teammate Courtney Zeng

Baxendale’s Statistics:
Year | Rounds | Strokes | Average
2019-20 |  18   |  1,349  |  74.94
2018-19  |  29  |  2,163  |  74.11
2017-18  |  30  |  2,199  |  73.30
Career  |  77 |  5,711  |  74.17