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Manon De Roey
Height: 5'3"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Schilde, Belgium
High School: SportHumanitora Hasselt
Experience: 3 Letters

MANON DE ROEY -- SENIOR 

Manon De Roey comes into her senior year at the University of New Mexico off a sizzling summer of golf in Europe.  She expects to play at a high level during her final season as a Lobo and said one of her primary goals this season is “consistency” and lowering her scoring average from 2012-13.

In the summer of 2013, De Roey won the Belgium Women's National Stroke Play tournament by two shots and also finished third in the chase for the St. Rule (Scotland) Trophy. Those results are impressive, but possibly her best outing that summer was finishing tied for 10th in the European Ladies' Amateur Championships that drew golfers from 24 countries.  De Roey bounced around Western Europe playing with the Belgium National team at various events. She also played in the Ladies British Open Amateur and the European Ladies Amateur Team Championships.

The win in Belgium was important for De Roey because it reaffirmed that she is one of the top golfers in Belgium. However, her top ten finish in the European Amateur came in a loaded field.

"That tournament had the most competitive field," said Lobo Coach Jill Trujillo. "It brings in the best players from all over Europe. Her finish in the top ten is a big deal. She beat some very good players."

De Roey also will enter the 2013-14 season looking to defend her individual title in the Mountain West Championships.  De Roey won that crown rolling in a 20-foot, uphill putt on the first playoff hole to snatch the title away from UNLV's Demi Mak.  De Roey also won a fall tournament in 2012 hosted by Colorado State. Her win at the MW Tournament made her the fourth Lobo to win at least two tournaments in an academic year.

MORE ON DE ROEY: She has been a fixture in Jill Trujillo's starting lineup her first three seasons at UNM. Her short game has really improved. He name is pronounced ma-NO DAH-rue. Her hometown is pronounced SHIL-duh.  She came to UNM in the fall of 2010 as the No. 1 rated junior in Belgium. She has been a member of the Belgian National team since 2008. She won the Trophee Anette De Vooght in 2009, signifying the best Belgian player in the world under 18. She played in a large number of tournaments around the globe. She was a 2011 National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar and twice a Mountain West Conference Scholar-Athlete Award winner (2011-12). 
SOPHOMORE (2011-12): 1st on the team with a stroke average of 76.19, which is 1.71 strokes better than her freshman season of 77.90...a team-best 76.05 scoring average in the spring, including 75.31 in her last 16 rounds and 74.56 in the last 9...recorded her best UNM finish of 5th place at the MW Championships in Litchfield Park, Ariz./Wigwam Resort Gold Course...shot 7-over 223 (72-75-76), tying her best score as a Lobo in relation to par...led the 35-player field with 43 pars...UNM's top golfer in two other spring tournaments: Tied for 8th at the UNLV Spring Invitational at the Cascata Golf Club in Boulder City, Nev...had three birdies and two bogeys in the final round to tie her career low of 71..also equaled her low 54-hole total in relation to par at 7-over 223 (78-74-71)...she started the day in a tie for 25th...tied for 26th at the PING/ASU at the Karsten Course (par 71) in Tempe, Ariz...the 222 (72-72-78, 9 over) is her low 54-hole total.
SUMMER 2011: Won the Concentra Securitas Omnium tournament in July at the Limburg Golf and Country Club (par 72, 5,819 yards) in Belgium...in a field comprised of Belgian professional and amateur players, De Roey claimed the top spot in what is considered to be the most prestigious tournament in Belgium...she shot a course record and personal best 66 (33-33) in the second round on her way to a 72-hole total of 3-under 285 (74-66-74-71)...won the tournament by six strokes, beating current professionals Victoria Tomko and Benedicte Toumpsin.
FRESHMAN (2010-11): A 77.90 scoring average playing in all 31 rounds...tied for 36th nationally in sand saves at 42.3% and was 44th in par 3 Greens in Regulation (68.5%)...slow start with a 78.78 average her first 9 rounds, but 1.24 strokes better (77.54) over the final 22...UNM's top finisher at the Las Vegas Showdown, tying for 32nd at 7-over 223...fired a season-best 71 (1-over) twice: the 2nd round in Las Vegas (Boulder Creek GC) and in the 1st round of the Arizona Invitational (Vistoso GC) in Tucson.
BEFORE UNM: Attended SportHumanitora in Hasselt, Belgium...won the Belgian Young Talent trophy in 2007, the Flanders Trophy in 2008 and the Federal Tour Damme in 2009
PERSONAL: Born Dec. 12, 1991, in Antwerp, Belgium...daughter of Walter De Roey and Linda Meeuseh...hobbies include field hockey, snow skiing and scuba diving...older brother, Yannick, played field hockey in the first division in Belgium.
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