A tremendously talented player whose athletic and academic talents will allow her to fit exceedingly well into Florida State’s culture of overall success…an accomplished junior golfer who will compete for a spot in the Seminoles’ lineup upon her arrival as a freshman in Tallahassee…played in the 2014 Southeast Junior Championship…qualified for match play at the 2016 USGA Four-Ball Amateur Championship.
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 Golf 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.