Highly-competitive individual who is expected to be in the top-5 again this season...has made a lot of strides since she entered UNM in the fall of 2009...short game continues to improve...last name is pronounced BUCK-ner...2010 National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team...had a 3.59 GPA after one year at UNM...interested in Business as a major.
FRESHMAN (2009-10): Played in all 11 tournaments...78.30 scoring average in 33 rounds...top two rounds came at the PING/ASU Invitational, a 74 on the first day and a 73 in the final round...shot 223 in Tempe for her lowest 54-hole total as a Lobo...also a 2-over 74 in the final round of the NCAA Championships...75 in the 1st and 2nd rounds of the Branch Law Firm Dick McGuire Invitational and in the final round of the MWC Championships.
HIGH SCHOOL/JUNIOR GOLF: A 2009 graduate of Loveland (Colo.) High School where she was a four-year letterwinner for head coach Doug Schneider...2008 Colorado Women's Golf Association junior golfer of the year....won the state 5A individual championship her senior season and finished second as a sophomore and junior...as a sophomore, Buchner shot a ladies course-record 66 in the final round of the Birleffi Invitational at Boomerang Links in Greeley, Colo...that amazing score cost her father, Mike, a car since he promised his daughter an automobile if she shot 69 or better...she still drives the 2001 Volvo S60...Buchner competed in numerous junior tournaments during the summer of 2008, including the Callaway Junior Worlds in California, the U.S. Junior Championships in Connecticut and the America's Cup in Calgary, Alberta, Canada...she closed out the summer with a second-place finish at the Big Eye Junior Classic in North Carolina...shot a 69 in the final round, including her first hole-in-one.
PERSONAL: Born Feb. 12, 1991, in Singapore...full name is Bethany Lou Buchner...daughter of Mike and Jinger...likes playing the guitar, wakeboarding and snowboarding...older brother Mitch is a redshirt freshman golfer at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs...older sister Brittney goes to nursing school.