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Kathleen's Profile

(Updated July 2017)
Charleston, S.C.
high school
Bishop England


(As of Feb. 27, 2018)

YearsEventsRoundsStrokesAvg.LowTop 10

At Florida State: (Career Average: 76.00 / Low Round 72)

Immediately stepped into the Seminoles’ lineup as a true freshman and played in all four events during the fall of her first semester on campus…played in the Ocean Course Invitational, the Schooner Fall Classic, the ANNIKA Intercollegiate and the Stanford Intercollegiate in her first fall as a Seminole…career-low score of 72 came in her first career round at the Ocean Course Invitational hosted by the College of Charleston and in the first round of the Stanford Intercollegiate…top finish (19th) and first career top-20 finish came in her first career event – the Ocean Course Invitational…carded a birdie on the first hole of her career…best tournament score of 223 came at the Schooner Fall Classic…played in the 2014 Southeast Junior Championship…qualified for match play at the 2016 USGA Four-Ball Amateur Championship…averages 76.00 strokes in 12 rounds during four events entering the second semester of her freshman season.

Fall 2017 (Season Average: 76.00 / Low Round: 72)

Played as a true freshman in all four of Florida State’s events in the first semester of her collegiate career…one of only three Seminoles who played in all four events during the season…third on the team with seven of 12 scores at 75 or below…counted 10 of her 12 scores (.833 percent) in the team score…best finish of her career – 19th — came in her first career appearance at the Ocean Course Invitational hosted by the College of Charleston…carded scores of 72-77-76 for a 228 total…carded a birdie on her first career hole in finishing with a season-low tying score of 1-under par 72…was in a tie for 5th place in the individual standings with her first round score…was in tie for 25th place in the individual standings after two rounds of play…finished in a first semester-best 19th place in the individual standings…best tournament score of her first season – 223 – came in the Schooner Fall Classic in helping the Seminoles to fifth place team finish…scores 74-74-75 marked the first time in her career that she carded scores of 75 or better in each round of an event…was tied for 42nd after a first round 74 and tied for 49th after her 36-hole total of 148…played well at the Stanford Intercollegiate with scores of 72-75 in her first two rounds including the first eagle of her Florida State career in the second round of the event…her first career eagle came in the second round on hole No. 9 at the Pebble Hills Golf Club in Pebble Beach, Calif…her eagle helped her finish with a 75 in the second round and in a tie for 23rd place in the individual standings…was in a tie for 12th place in the individual standings after her first round score of 72…her 36-hole total of 147 ranked as the best first-two round total of her career…also played in the prestigious ANNIKA Intercollegiate and carded a 75 in the second round of the event at the Olympic Hills Golf Club in Eden Prairie, Minn…averaged 76.00 strokes in 12 rounds during three tournaments.

Before Florida State

Graduated from Bishop England in 2017…named as the All-Lowcountry Golfer of the Year in both 2015 and 2016 by the Charleston Post and Courier…the state of South Carolina Class AA state championship individual runner-up as a freshman in 2014…also led her team to the state runner-up position as a freshman…won the state high school championships Class AA individual title as a sophomore and finished third in the individual Class AAA state championships as a senior…led Bishop England to two consecutive state championships in 2015 and 2016…earned medalist honors with a 142 total for two rounds in 2015…led Bishop England to a 32-stroke win in the state championship finals in 2015…was also the state championship runner-up in 2014…played as a member of the Bishop England boys team as a sophomore, junior and senior…earned All-Lowcountry honorable mention honors as a member of the boy’s golf team at Bishop England in 2016…girls golf is played as a fall sport and boys as a spring sport in the state of South Carolina…one of the top golfers on the South Carolina Junior Golf Association circuit…earned victories in 2017 at the MTPJGA events at Daniel Island, the Snee Farm Country Club and at the Wild Dunes Country Club…earned medalist honors at the Charles Tighman Carolinas PGA Junior Championship in December of 2016…the runner-up at the Beth Daniel Junior Azalea Championship in 2014 and 2016 and finished in third place in the event in 2015…finished in third place in the 2016 Dustin Johnson World Junior Championship and in the 2016 Sea Pines Junior Heritage Championship…recorded a pair of holes-in-one in 2012 and added a third career ace in 2016…won individual championships at the Twin States Championship, the SCJGA Cheraw Fall Challenge and the SCJGA Players Championship in 2015.


Born May 28, 1999…Kathleen is the daughter of Denise and Steve Sumner…originally from Charlotte, N.C….plays the guitar…a member of the National Honor Society throughout her high school academic career…chose Florida State over Louisville and Furman.

What's In Kathleen's Bag

Driver: Titleist 915. Wood: Titleist 913. Irons: Titleist AP 1 and AP 2. Wedges: Titleist SM6. Putter: Taylormade Daytona Ghost Tour. Ball: Titleist Pro VIX. Glove: Footjoy. Favorite Club: 7 Iron

On The Course With Kathleen Sumner

My Golf Hero is Lexi Thompson. My favorite golf movie is Caddyshack. My favorite golf course is Pinehurst No. 9. I have three career holes in one. My favorite thing about golf is having the opportunity to travel to many different, challenging courses and meeting new people. I have also excelled in basketball, soccer and tennis while growing up. The best advice you have ever received is the only way you can succeed in anything in life is if you truly believe you can.

Fall 2017

Ocean Course Invitational72-77-76+622519
Schooner Fall Classic74-74-75+10223T55
ANNIKA Intercollegiate80-75-80+19235T50
Stanford Intercollegiate72-75-82+16229T52

Spring 2018

Florida State Match-Up76-75-75+10226T39
The Dickson Intercollegiate71-171T6

Kathleen Sumber By The Numbers

  • Round: 71 (The Dickson Intercollegiate, Spring 2018)
  • 36 Holes: 147 (Stanford Intercollegiate, Fall 2017)
  • Tournament: 223 (Schooner Fall Classic, Fall 2017)
  • Tournament Score vs Par: +6 (Ocean Course Invitational, Fall 2017)
  • Best Finish: 19 (Ocean Course Invitational, Fall 2017)
  • Top 10 Finishes: 1 (The Dickson Intercollegiate, Spring 2018)
  • Top 20 Finishes: 2 (Last: 19, Ocean Course Invitational, Fall 2017)

Kathleen Sumner's Eagles At Florida State

  • Fall 2017, Stanford Intercollegiate, Second Round, Hole 9, Oct. 18, 2017

Kathleen Sumner As Florida State's Leader

  • The Dickson Intercollegiate, Spring 2018 (T6)

Kathleen Sumner's Best Rounds At Florida State

  • First Round: 71 (The Dickson Intercollegiate, Spring 2018)
  • Second Round: 74 (Schooner Fall Classic, Fall 2017)
  • Third Round: 75 (Schooner Fall Classic, Fall 2017) (Florida State Match-Up, Spring 2018)