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Kentucky's Laney Frye named WGCA All-American Honorable Mention

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Laney Frye might be one of the best female golfers that UK has ever seen. The talented Wildcat was named to the 2024-25 WGCA All-American list as an honorable mention, one of the highest honors a young female golfer can receive. 

The Nicholasville native ended her season with a 71.0 stroke average in 10 tournaments and 29 rounds. Not only is that impressive, it’s the second-best, single-season stroke average in program history. The best part, though, is that Frye set the overall record last year at 70.9 strokes. The All-SEC First Team selection holds the first AND second best stroke average in program history. 

On top of that, out of 29 total rounds, 17 of those were par or better. Those 17 rounds are, you guessed it, the second most in program history. Funnily enough, Frye set the overall record last year, with 20 par or better rounds. Yet another program record that Frye holds first and second place.

At the 2024 SEC Tournament in April, Frye shot a career-best (-6) for third place in the 65-person lineup. Through 10 tournaments this season, Frye finished top five three times and top 10 five times. 

The graduate holds four individual school records, including those above, as well as the lowest 18-hole round (63; -9) and career par or better rounds. She also made the cut at the 2024 Augusta National Women’s Amateur. Frye added the achievement one year after being invited to the tournament for the first time. 

She set that lowest 18-hole round record in the last round of her junior season at the NCAA Pullman Regional in Pullman, Washington. Ironically, she set the second-lowest 18-hole round in the first round of her senior season at 64 (-7) at the Cougar Classic in Charleston, South Carolina.

Starting on May 28, Frye will be competing in her first tournament post-grad: the Sea Island Women’s Amateur. The tournament takes place at Sea Island Golf Club in St. Simon’s Island, Georgia, May 28-31.

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