(As of May 17, 2022)
Career Stroke Average — 17th — 76.09
2021 Academic Dean’s List Honors (Fall)
2022 Academic President’s List Honors (Spring)
A strategically long hitter who gained valuable experience as a freshman…a valuable golfer whose play as a freshman sets her up nicely for the remaining three years of her career as a Seminole…helped Florida State reach the NCAA Championship Finals for the sixth consecutive season in 2022 as she appeared in five events (three during the fall of 2021 and two during the spring of 2022) during her first season at Florida State…played in the Schooner Fall Classic, the Barbara Nicklaus Cup and the Jim West Challenge in the fall and the Florida State Match Up and the Valspar Augusta Invitational in the spring…finished in a career-best tied for 20th place in the individual standings while playing as an individual at the Florida State Match Up…was the fourth highest finishing Seminole in the event…was a perfect 3-0 in match play competition in leading the Seminoles’ combined men’s and women’s teams to the championship at the Barbara Nicklaus Cup…the first player from South Africa to play at Florida State…ranked 219th in the World Amateur Golf Ranking…ranked No. 7 in the Women’s Golf South Africa Rankings…earned the WGSA No. 1 ranking in 2018 and was named the 2020 WGSA Open Player of the Year…first represented her country of South Africa on the elite level in Scotland at the R&A Junior Open in 2018…named as the WGSA Open Player of the Year in 2019…is currently the captain of the Women’s Golf South Africa team…named as the Western Province Golf Junior Player of the Year in 2016…won the individual title at the Ackerman Championship in October of 2020…won the event with a 210 total and scores of 72-72-66…also won the Ackerman Championship at age 14 in 2016…presented with the prestigious Gus Ackerman Trophy for the first time in her career…won the prestigious Nomads South African Girl’s Rose Bowl Championship in 2019…also earned championships at the 2019 Friends of Engelberg Challenge, the 2019 Gauteng Junior and Open Hole Championship, the Nomads South African Rose Bowl, and the KZNILGA Championship…advanced to the finals of match play at the 2019 South African Women’s Amateur Championship…finished third at the 2020 South African Amateur…helped South Africa to a second place finish in the 2019 Astor Trophy Championship – the best ever finish in the event for South Africa…the Astor Trophy Championship was established in 1959 with South Africa’s previous best placing coming as a third place finish…played in the Callaway Golf Junior World Golf Championships at Torrey Pines, Calif., in 2021 prior to her arrival at Florida State…earned the Western Province U16 Champion at the Nomads WGWP Junior Championship in 2016… made history as she won the Western Province Inter-Club Shield – a first for Bellville in the 82 year history of the trophy being awarded at the Pam Golding Properties WGWP Amateur Championship…at the age of 14, she represented the Western Province at the 72-Hole Team Championship and gained her second selection and WP Colours for the ‘A’ Team at the South African Women’s Inter-Provincial Championship, also in 2014… helped lead South Africa to an eighth place finish in the team standings at the 2021 Spirit International Amateur Championship at Whispering Pines in Trinity, Texas in 2021…earned Academic Dean’s List Honors in the fall of 2021 and Academic President’s List Honors (4.0 grade point average) during the spring of 2022…averaged 76.09 strokes in 11 rounds during her freshman season as a Seminole.
Competed as an individual in two events – the Florida State Invitational and the Valspar Augusta Invitational…her career-best finish of tied for 20th came at the Florida State Match Up…career-best scores or a single round (72), 36 holes (147), for a three-round tournament score (224), and score a three-round tournament scores (+8) came at the Florida State Match Up at the Seminole Legacy Golf Course…was in a tie for 19th place in the individual standings of the Florida State Match Up with a first round score of 75…carded the first eagle of her career in the first round of the Florida State Match Up…carded a 72 in the second round of the Florida State Match Up for a two round total of 147…she was in a tie for 12th in the individual standings and Florida State was in second place in the team standings after the first two rounds of the event…finished in a tie for 20th place in the individual standings of the Florida State Match Up with a three round total of 224…was the second highest finishing of the nine individuals in the event…in a tie for 27th place in the individual standings after a first round score of 77 at the Valspar Augusta Invitational…the Seminoles were in a tie for fourth place in the team standings after the first round of the Valspar…finished with scores of 78-83 and in a tie for 72nd place at the Valspar Augusta Invitational…averaged 77.00 strokes in five round during two events.
Helped lead South Africa to an eighth place finish in the team standings at the 2021 Spirit International Amateur Championship at Whispering Pines in Trinity, Texas (Nov. 4-6)…carded a 3 over par score of 75 in the first round of the Spirit International and was in a tie for 17th place in the individual standings…her score included three birdies — with two coming on holes 17 and 18 to close her round…South Africa was in a tie for fifth place in the team standings after the first round of play…a second round score of 73 with four birdies helped vault South Africa into a tie for ninth in the team standings after 36 holes…birdie three of her final nine holes to move into a tie for 32nd in the individual standings…finished in a tie for 54th in the individual standings with a three-round total of 230 and scores of 75-73-82.
Played in three of Florida State’s four fall events – the Schooner Fall Classic, the Barbara Nicklaus Cup and the Jim West Challenge…with a perfect 3-0 record, she helped Florida State to the team championship at the Inaugural Barbara Nicklaus Cup at the Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Oh. (Oct. 4-5)…the Nicklaus Cup was an incredibly unique competition that matched the combined men’s and women’s teams from Florida State, Arizona State, Auburn and Ohio State in a match-pay style event over a two-day period… helped lead Florida State to a 7-1 win over Auburn in the Seminoles’ first round match in the Barbara Nicklaus Cup…earned a 3&2 win over Auburn’s Julie McCarthy to give Florida State its final margin of victory in the first match of the event…teamed with Brett Roberts to gain a 1UP victory over Ohio State’s Marco Steyn and Faith Choi in the afternoon mixed foursome competition on day 1 of the Nicklaus Cup…gained the Seminoles’ third point of their match against the home standing Buckeyes…helped the Seminoles take a 6-1-1 win over Ohio State to improve to 2-0 on the first of two days of play…a winner for the third consecutive match as she teamed with Michael Sakane to defeat Kiko Coelho and Alessandra Fanali of Arizona State by a 1UP margin…Arizona State defeated the Seminoles by a 4-2-2 margin…the Seminoles won the team championship with a 2-1 record and 16.5 total team points…was the only Seminole (man or woman) to finish the competition with a 3-0 personal record…played as a member of Florida State’s lineup for the first time in her career at the season-opening Schooner Fall Classic…finished in a tie for 68th place in the individual standings at the Schooner with scores of 77-73-77 and a three-round total of 227…helped lead Florida State to a tied for fourth place finish in the team standings at the Schooner…finished in a tie for 62nd place in the individual standings at the Jim West Challenge with scores of 73-74-78 for a three-round total of 225…Florida State finished in fourth place in the team standings at the Jim West…averaged a career-low 75.33 strokes in six rounds during two score countable events in her first season as a Seminole.
Graduated from Fairmont High School in Durbanville, South Africa in 2021…earned the Academic Merit Award throughout her high school career…excelled in golf, athletics, and field hockey throughout her high school career…earned honors in the form of her school colors as a standout in all three sports.
Born April 2, 2002…Kaylah is the daughter of Cindy and Alan Roberts…began playing golf when she was three years old…was given a plastic set of golf clubs by her parents for Christmas and has enjoyed playing the game since then…enjoys being outside in the fresh air…spends her free time camping, fishing and hiking…if she did not have professional golf as her ambition, she’d be studying to be a doctor…intends to major in Biological Sciences at Florida State.
Driver: Titleist TSI2. Wood: Taylormade M5. Irons: Taylormade P.790. Wedges: Cleveland. Putter: Spider Taylormade. Ball: Sxiron Z-star. Favorite Club: 50 degree (Gap Wedge). Ball Marker: My odd Western Province marker that I got when I represented WP in 2016.
|Schooner Fall Classic||77-73-77||+17||227||T68|
|Jim West Challenge||73-74-78||+9||225||T62|
|Florida State Match-Up||75-72-77||+8||224||T20|
|Valspar Augusta Invitational||78-83||+17||161||T72|