University of Miami Athletics

Sara Byrne

Class

Third-Year Sophomore

Hometown

Douglas, Cork, Ireland

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@sarabyrne01

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Sara Byrne - Golf - University of Miami Athletics

2022-2023 (Junior): Started her season off leading Miami to a 5th-place finish with a T26 finish at the Cougar Classic with a three-round total of 213 (E)… Finished T39 at the “Mo”Morial Invitational with a three-round total of 226 (+10)… Helped lead Miami to a 5th-place finish at the Ivy Intercollegiate with a two-round score of 150… Finished T78 with a three-round score of 226 (+13) at the Stanford Intercollegiate…Placed T6 at the Hurricane Invitational, with a three-round total of 212 (-4)…Posted a three-round total of 216 (E) at the UCF Challenge…Placed T13 at the Moon Golf Invitational with a three-round score of 211 (-5)…Posted a score of 144 (+4) at the Gator Invitational, placing T17…Earned a top-10 finish at Briar’s Creek (T10), totaling a three-round score of 216 (E)…Had a top-50 finish at the Bruzzy…Placed T24 at the ACC Championships with a three-round score of 221 (+5)…Qualified for the NCAA Palm Beach Regional…Had her career best finish at the NCAA Palm Beach Regional, placing 3rd with a three-round score of 214 (-2) to earn a spot in the 2023 NCAA DI Women’s Golf Championships…Concluded her successful season at the NCAA Golf Championships…Totaled 17 rounds of Par-or-Better in a season.

2021-2022 (Sophomore):  Started her season off leading Miami to a 9th-place finish with a T24 finish at the Cougar Classic with a three-round total of 216 (E). Posted a season best 18-hole score of 68 (-4) at the White Sands Invitational, with a T10 finish. Posted a season best 54-hole score of 209 (-3) and season best finish of T10 at the Jim West Challenge. Led Miami to an 8th-place finish at the UCF Challenge with a score of 211 (-5). Led Miami to a 9th-place finish at the ACC Championships with a Top 25 place finish.  

2023-24 (Senior):
  • Two-time ACC Golfer of the Month, the only two-time honoree in program history
  • All-ACC Team honoree
  • Won back-to-back tournaments at Pat Bradley Invitational and Hurricane Invitational
  • Totaled eight top-10 finishes, which ranks tied for second in program history for most in single season
  • Shot par-or-better in 24 of 35 rounds played
  • Set new program record for single-season scoring average at 70.34
  • Shot a 197 (-19) at Hurricane Invitational to set new program record for individual 54-hole score
  • Recorded a 63 (-9) in second round of Hurricane Invitational to set new program mark for individual 18-hole performance
2022-2023 (Junior):
  • Played in 13 tournaments in 2022-23
  • Tallied three top-10 finishes and four top-20 showings
  • Shot 17 rounds of par or better
  • Qualified for NCAA Regional as an individual
  • Placed third at NCAA Palm Beach Regional after shooting 214 (-2)
    • Qualified for NCAA Championship as the top individual on a non-advancing team
  • Finished tied for 100th at NCAA Championship (226; +10)
  • Recorded a season scoring average of 72.90
2021-2022 (Sophomore):
  • Competed in all 10 tournaments
  • Recorded a pair of top-10 finishes, the first of her career
  • Shot 11 rounds of par or better
  • Best finish came at Jim West Challenge and White Sands Invitational where she tied for 10th in back-to-back events
  • Tallied a season-best 209 (-7) at Jim West Challenge
  • Posted a 73.93 season scoring average
2020-2021 (Freshman):
  • Played in five events in a shortened season
    • Season started in January due to COVID-19 pandemic
  • Shot par or better in three of 15 rounds played
  • Tallied first career top-20 finish at tied for 19th

Recorded a season scoring average of 74.87

International Experience:
  • Selected to compete for Team International at 2024 Arnold Palmer Cup
  • Represented Ireland at 2023 World Amateur Team Championship
  • Named the 2018 and 2023 Irish Golf Writers’ Association’s Women’s Amateur of the Year
  • 2023 AIG Irish Women’s Close Champion
  • Finished as leading amateur at KPMG Women’s Irish Open