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KAYLAH WILLIAMS

Player profile

height
5-8
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year
Freshman
hometown
Western Province, South Africa
high school
Fairmont

STATISTICS

(As of November 6, 2021)

Years Events Rounds Strokes Avg. Low Top 10
2021-22 2 6 452 75.33 73
Totals 2 6 452 75.3 73

 

ON WILLIAMS (CAREER AVERAGE: 75.33 / CAREER LOW 73)

A talented and internationally experienced player who will fit well in to the Seminoles’ lineup…her experience will help her compete for playing time upon her arrival at Florida State…is expected to play immediately as a freshman…a great leader who will quickly become a great team player and a great teammate…the first player from South Africa to play at Florida State…ranked 219th in the World Amateur Golf Ranking…currently 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.

FALL 2021 SPIRIT INTERNATIONAL AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP

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.

FALL 2021 (SEASON AVERAGE: 75.33 / LOW ROUND: 73)

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)…played as a member of Florida State’s lineup for the first time in her career at the season-opening Schooner Fall Classic…carded a 77 and was in a tie for 66th place in the individual standings after the first round of the Schooner…Florida State was in fourth place in the team standings after the first round…scores of 77-73 had her in a tie for 58th place in the individual standings after 36 holes…the Seminoles were in a tie for third place in the team standings after two rounds of play…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 in the Schooner…helped lead Florida State to a tied for fourth place finish in the team standings at the Schooner…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 a 16.5 total team points…was the only Seminole (man or woman) to finish the competition with a 3-0 personal record…scores of 73-74 gave her a 147 total after the first two rounds of the Jim West Challenge…she was in a tie for 44th place in the individual standings after the first two rounds of the championship…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..

BEFORE FLORIDA STATE

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.

PERSONAL

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.

WHAT'S IN KAYLAH'S BAG

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.

FALL 2021

Tournament 1-2-3 Par Total Finish
Schooner Fall Classic 77-73-77 +17 227 T68
Jim West Challenge 73-74-78 +9 225 T62

KAYLAH WILLIAMS BY THE NUMBERS

  • Round: 73 (Schooner Fall Classic, Fall 2021) (Jim West Challenge, Fall 2021)
  • 36 Holes: 147 (Jim West Challenge, Fall 2021)
  • Tournament: 225 (Jim West Challenge, Fall 2021)
  • Tournament Score vs Par: +9 (JIm West Challenge, Fall 2021)
  • Best Finish: T62 (Jim West Challenge, Fall 2021)
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KAYLAH WILLIAMS'S BEST ROUNDS AT FLORIDA STATE

  • First Round: 73 (Jim West Challenge Fall 2021)
  • Second Round: 73 (Schooner Fall Classic, Spring 2021)
  • Third Round: 74 (Jim West Challenge, Fall 2021)