Grace Choi
Grace  Choi

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dallas, Texas

High School:
Woodrow Wilson

Swing:
Right


10/05/2016

Scholar Stories: Choi's Future in Problem Solving

Scholar Stories: Choi's Future in Problem Solving

07/29/2016

Choi Wins WTGA State Amateur Championship

Choi Wins WTGA State Amateur Championship

07/05/2016

Choi, Kim Repeat as WGCA All-American Scholars

Choi, Kim Repeat as Women's Golf All-American Scholars

04/26/2016

Choi, Peters Garner All-Big Ten Conference Honors

Choi, Peters Garner All-B1G Women's Golf Honors

10/27/2015

Maize & Blue Closes Fall in Record-Breaking Fashion

Women's Golf Closes Fall in Record-Breaking Fashion

09/09/2015

Women's Golf Profile: Grace Choi

10/09/2014

September Plays of the Month

MGoBlue.com counts down the top plays in Michigan Athletics during the month of September.

09/21/2014

Play of the Day: Grace Choi

Grace Choi holed a 40-yard chip-in on No. 9 to seal her victory during day two at U-M's East & West Match Play Challenge.

Michigan Career
• 2x Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholar (2015, '16)
• All-Big Ten, first team (2016)
• 2x Academic All-Big Ten (2015, '16)
• 2x Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2015, '16)
• Big Ten Sportsmanship Award (2016)
• Big Ten Golfer of the Week (March 19, 2014)
• 2x Big Ten Golfer to Watch List (2015, '16)
• 2x U-M Academic Achievement Award (2015, '16)
• 3x U-M's Team Award for Low Scoring Average (2014: 75.64; 2015: 75.65 & 2016: 73.75)
• 3x U-M's Team Leader & Best Award (2014, '15, '16)

Michigan Records
• U-M freshman (75.64) and junior (73.75) season scoring records
• Recorded second lowest single season scoring average (73.75, 2015-16)
• U-M single-round record: 65 (-7) in the second round at the 2015 Las Vegas Showdown (Oct. 25-27), second Wolverine to record a 65 in a single round (Ashley Bauer, 2010)
• U-M 36-hole tournament record: 139 (72-67, -5) at the 2015 East & West Match Play (Sept. 20-22), besting the previous record by eight shots
• U-M 54-hole tournament record: 205 (71-65-69, -11) at the 2015 Las Vegas Showdown, tied with teammate Catherine Peters (68-68-69) at the same tournament
• U-M Big Ten Tournament 54-hole record: 215 (-1) at 2016 championship

Senior (2016-17)
• One of four Wolverines to start in all four fall events, along with Megan Kim, Elodie Van Dievoet, and Emily White
• Helped U-M post two top-five finishes in four fall events, including team title at the rain-shortened Trinity Forest Invitational
• Led U-M in one event and posted one top-20 finish
• Second on U-M with two sub-par rounds
• Posted a 1-1 match play record at the East & West Match Play (Sept 18-20)

Junior (2015-16)
• One of three Wolverines to start all 11 tournaments, along with Catherine Peters (Sr.) and Megan Kim (So.)
• Top finishing Wolverine in five of her 11 events, with five top-20 finishes including a season-best tie for fifth at the Las Vegas Showdown (Oct. 25-27)
• Helped U-M earn an NCAA regional bid for the first time in four years -- NCAA Alabama Regional (May 5-7) -- tying for 36th (232), guiding U-M to a sixth-place finish and advance to its first NCAA Finals in 14 years
• Guided U-M to a tie for 18th at NCAA Championship, tying for 41st at 219 (70-76-73) to lead the Wolverines individual, missing the first team cut by just four shots
• Competed in third Big Ten Championships (April 22-24), tying for 15th at 215 (70-74-71) recording U-M's first 54-hole sub-par championship total and helping U-M set the 54-hole team record with an 865 (+1) total
• Helped U-M set the 54-hole event record with an 835 (-29) team total at the Las Vegas Showdown (Oct. 25-27), setting the record by 30 shots
• Averaged 73.75 strokes per round -- a U-M junior season record by nearly two and a half strokes
• Posted eight sub-par rounds, including a career-best and U-M record tying 65 (-7) in the second round of the Las Vegas Showdown, which led to a career-best and U-M 54-hole record total of 205 (71-65-69, -11)
• Posted an 0-2 match play record at the East & West Match Play (Sept 20-22), however set a U-M 36-hole record in qualifying with a 139 (72-67, -5) -- topping the previous record by eight shots

Sophomore (2014-15)
• Started nine tournaments, missing one fall event due to injury
• Top finishing Wolverine in four of her nine events, closing season with three straight top-20 individual finishes
• Competed in second Big Ten Championships (April 24-26), tying for 18th at 222 (75-74-73) and helping U-M to a fifth-place team finish -- best finish in seven years (2008) and ninth top-five in U-M history
• Averaged 75.65 strokes per round, the third best by a sophomore in a season
• Recorded 14 rounds at-or-below 75 and one below 70 -- a season-best 69 (-3) in the second round of the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown (Oct. 26-28)
• Posted a 3-3 match play record after competing at the East & West Match Play (2-0; Sept. 20-22) and SDSU Farms Invitational (1-3; March 23-25)

Freshman (2013-14)
• One of four Wolverines to start all 10 tournaments, along with Alyssa Shimel (Sr.), Lauren Grogan (Jr.) and Catherine Peters (So.)
• Top finishing Wolverine in five of her 10 events, including four of the final six season events
• Posted a career-best medalist runner-up finish at the Clover Cup (March 14-16), with a season-best 54-hole total of 214 (69-71-74)
• Competed in first Big Ten Championships (April 25-27), tying for 34th at 234 (79-70-85)
• Averaged 75.64 strokes per round -- a U-M freshman record by nearly a stroke and a half
• Recorded 14 rounds at-or-below 75 and one below 70 -- a season-best 69 (-3) in the first round of the Clover Cup

Prep Career
• Played at Woodrow Wilson High School under coach Tom Crabb
• Texas University Interscholastic League (UIL) 4A State Championship Medalist in 2013 (68-64/132, -8), 12 shots better than runner-up and setting the state record for lowest winning total
• Finished third at the 2012 UIL 4A State finals (76-71/147) and tied for fifth in 2011 (77-75/152)
• 3x medalist at the 4A Region II State Qualifier (2011, '12, '13)
• 4x medalist at the 4A District Tournament (2010, '11, '12, '13)
• Ranked 28th in Class of 2013 by AJGA and 88th overall in Polo Golf Rankings

Personal
• Given name is Grace Sarang Choi
• Born on January 31, 1995 in Dallas, Texas
• Daughter of Tiffany and Troy Choi
• Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts
• Economics major

Personal Notes
• Right-Handed
• Valedictorian at Woodrow Wilson High School, Class of 310
• President of National Honor Society (2012-13) and three-year member

What's in Grace's Bag?
Driver: Adams Speedline Fast 12 LS (10.5 degrees)
Woods: Adams Speedline F11 (3 & 5 woods)
Irons: Adams Idea Black CB3
Wedges: Adams M. Puglielli (54 & 59 degrees)
Putter: TaylorMade Ghost Spider
Ball: Titleist Pro V1
Glove: Nike
Favorite Club: Driver
Favorite Course: Green Mountain National Golf Course (Killington, Vt.)
Best Career Round: 60
Superstitions: If she is playing well and her shoelaces become untied, she will keep them untied until she makes a bogey

Year Events Starts Rds Total Avg. 18 36 54 72 T-5 T-10 T-20 Sub-Par MP
2013-14 10 10 28 2118 75.64 69 150 214 - 2 2 3 3 0-0-0
2014-15 9 9 23 1740 75.65 69 159 220 - 0 0 3 1 3-3-0
2015-16 11 11 32 2360 73.75 65 139 205 - 2 2 5 8 0-2-0
2016-17 3 3 8 588 73.55 70 152 218 - 0 0 1 2 1-1-0
Career 33 33 91 6806 74.79 65 139 205 - 4 4 12 14 4-6-0

 



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