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One of Oregon’s greatest collegiate golfers, the Ducks’ first three-time All-Pac-10 honoree led the early fall 2009 national rankings after winning the first two events of the campaign. Altogether, she is a four-time collegiate event champion and school tournament record holder (12-under 209), and has paced the team in 48 of her 116 collegiate rounds, and 19 of her 39 collegiate events (and ranked second in 10 others). In summer action, she has played in the U.S. Women’s Amateur twice, and won the Oregon Stroke Play title. As a prep, she was a three-time USGA Junior Championships participant, ranked top 20 in the GolfWeek 2007 junior girl national rankings and was a FCWT second-team All-American in ‘06.
Fall 2010: Led team in the final standings of three of the fall’s five tournaments and five of the slate's 15 rounds, and ranked in scoring average (73.4) just behind teammate Erica Omlid (73.3). Shot scores of par or better in every tourney and ended with four under-par rounds and another at par. Scored top-10 finishes in the Ptarmigan Ram Classic (seventh, 68-74-72-214) and Pac-10 SEC Challenge (10th-tie, 76-72-68), and her season-best round (four-under 68) came in her first round of the season in the former tourney. Added another top-15 finish in the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational (11th-tie, 74-73-72-219). Ended fall ranked second on squad in Golfstat (116th, 73.75) and Golfweek national rankings (155th, 73.69).
2009-10: All-Pac-10 Second Team Honoree. Ended season ranked among the nation's top players by both Golfweek (48th, 72.61) and Golfstat (53rd, 74.69). Capped season by tying her personal best round (five-under 67) in the NCAA Championships final round en route to a 86th-place finish (79-78-80-67-304). Earlier in postseason scored UO's best-ever Pac-10 Championships finish (third-tie, 72-75-72-219) and helped team to a best-ever team placing (third). Also scored All-Region honors in the NCAA Central Regional (eighth, 70-79-79-228) and helped team to a sixth-place team finish. Earlier in spring, also placed top 15 in the Peg Barnard Invitational (seventh-tie, 75-76-151) and Baylor Spring Invitational (15th-t, 78-77-77-232). In fall, ranked first nationally in opening weeks of season, and ended fall campaign 20th and 25th by GolfStat and GolfWeek. Led UO in all four events, and opened season with her third and fourth collegiate wins in the Branch Law Firm Invitational (73-68-68-208, par 73) and Giustina Memorial Classic (73-69-72-214). The former event’s 12-under score was also a school record tourney total (breaking Cathryn Bristow’s former mark by five strokes), while the latter was her second straight in the Oregon State-hosted event. Altogether, paced team in 15 of the season’s 39 rounds, and her eight under-par rounds follow (67, 68x2 (par 73), 69, 70, 71x3) to go along with three more at par (72x2, 73). Altogether, owned 12 of the team's 18 rounds of par or better on the season. Among final event standings, six of the team's 10, top-10 placings, and its top five three-round overall scores (207 (12-), 214 (2-), 217 (1+), 219 (3+), 221 (5+)).
2008-09: All-Pac-10 Second Team Honoree. Again shined as a leader for the Duck squad that ranked as high as 25th and 26th nationally in the GolfStat and GolfWeek national rankings, respectively, to end the fall. Only Duck to play all 10 tournaments prior to NCAA finale, and led team in five events, ranked second on squad three others, and third and fifth in her other appearances. Won second collegiate tournament in fall opener, the Giustina Memorial Classic (69-73-73-215) at Trysting Tree Golf Course in Corvallis, Ore., with the team's lowest tourney score of the season (also its seventh-lowest ever). In that same event, opened with the team's season best round (three-under 69) that also tied for the eighth-best score in school history. Posted two more top-10 finishes in the Kent Youel Invitational (ninth-t, 71-75-72-218) and Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational (10th-t, 73-80-75) in the fall that gave her four of the team's 11 top-10 finishes on the season. Added another top-15 effort in the Pac-10 Championships (12th, 76-73-70-219) where she ranked second on the squad. Other notable top-25 efforts came against an all-star field in the Stanford Intercollegiate (21st-t, 76-69-71-216) and UNLV Spring Rebel Invitational (20th, 77-77-73-227). Ended autumn slate ranked top 50 nationally by Golf Stat (31st, 73.08) and GolfWeek (47th, 71.99). Overall among her 30 rounds, had three of UO's 10 under-par scores on the year (69, 70, 71) and three more at par (71, 72x2). Also staked five of the team's lowest 10 tournament totals of the fall (215, 216, 218, 219, 221). Capped spring season with appearance in NCAA West Regional (35th, 222), then had a month break before a busy summer season. Earned second U.S. Women's Amateur bid of her career after she tied for win (2-over) at Inglewood Golf Club qualifier in Kenmore, Wash., near Seattle in mid-July. In month prior, finished second in the match play championship of the PNGA Amateur and OGA Amateur. In the qualifying action of the two events, she ranked third (76-75-151) and first (77-78-155), respectively, on the Arrowhead and Bandon Dunes courses.
2007-2008: All-Pac-10 Second Team Honoree. Fulfilled her prep promise as one of the top newcomers in the Pac-10 and nationally, and spring ranked 85th in national rankings by GolfStat (74.53) and 25th among freshmen, and 103rd overall by GolfWeek (74.40). Led squad in the final standings of five of the team's 12 events, including the season finale, the NCAA West Regional (17th-tie, 71-75-74-220), to help UO to 13th-place team finish. Two weeks before, ranked second on team in Pac-10 Championships (20th, 71-76-80-227), only one stroke behind teammate Kate Hildahl (16th-tie, 226). In early March broke school single-round record with her five-under 67 in the final round of the UNLV Spring Rebel Invitational (fifth-tie, 72-74-67-213) which was rewritten two contests later by teammate Cathryn Bristow (Indiana Invitational, five-under 65). Posted top-20 overall finishes in 10 of her 12 collegiate events, including UO's first individual win in its own Duck Invitational (70-73-71-214) by four strokes. Started off college career in impressive fashion with three top-15 finishes in fall in the Giustina Memorial Classic (12th, 73-79-75-227), Heather Fall Memorial (11th-tie, 78-71-72-221) and Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational (fourth-tie, 76-69-74-220). Paced team in those latter two contests and the subsequent Stanford Intercollegiate (26th-tie, 69-78-76-223) to lead team in three of her first four fall events. Ranked second on squad in the two other fall events, the Giustina Memorial Classic (12th-tie, 227) and USF Invitational (13th-tie, 76-74-78-228). Ended fall campaign ranked 97th overall in the Golfweek individual rankings (73.68) and tops among Ducks. Overall in her 36 rounds during the season, she paced the team 13 times (including her collegiate opener and six of her first 12 collegiate rounds). Over the course of the campaign, she logged two of the team's lowest four rounds of the season (five-under 65, three-under 69) and two more of its best 10 scores (two-under 69, two-under 70), and altogether posted eight under-par rounds and three more rounds at par. In summer after freshman campaign, cruised to the Oregon Stroke Play title (67-67-134) and won by eight strokes in the event at Arrowhead Golf Club near Portland, and won by eight strokes over former Duck Lara Tennant. A month later, she tied for first in the Safeway Classic Amateur Open 18-hole event.
Prep: The two-time state tournament qualifier finished fourth in 2007 6A state championships as senior (80-84-164) - two strokes behind the winner - and tops among upperclassmen. During summer of '07, finished second in the OGA Women's Stroke Play Championship at Gearhart Golf Links (79-70-149), only one stroke behind the winner. In months prior, advanced to 98th Oregon Golf Amateur Championship semifinals, thanks to wins over Cathy Kim (5 and 3), Katie Sharpe (7 and 6) and Breanne Smith (2 and 1). First team all-state pick and league MVP and helped team win multiple league titles. Spent 2005-06 junior season at the prestigious Missing Link Golf Academy in Bradenton, Fla., and shined in several of the region’s top tournaments. Shot a 75 and made it to the next stage in the 2006 U.S. Women’s Open qualifier in Naples. She also finished in third place (216) and shot a tourney low 68 in the IJGT Tour Championship at Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando. In other junior season action in Florida, she won the World Woods Junior Golf Classic and TYPC Canyons tournaments in November and January, respectively. She ended the FCWT season ranked sixth overall, fourth in top-10 finishes and second in birdies, and also ranked seventh in the IJGT in 2007. Posted a career low score of 70. A Midwestern League freshman and sophomore athlete of the year, she also was a varsity basketball player. Lettered three seasons in golf and three seasons in basketball as a guard and forward. Averaged 15.5 points a game and helped team to league titles in ’04 and ‘05. High School (Coach): Sheldon High School ’07 (Liz Manley).
Personal: Business major. Her father, Doug Little, was a Duck basketball letterwinner in 1971-72-73.
Year Rds Stks Avg Low Rnd
Fall 2010 Statistics
Ptarmigan Ram Classic 72 7th, 214 *68-74-72 71.3
Branch Law Firm Inv. 73 26th-t, 225 77-77-71 75.0
Edean Ihlanfeldt 72 11th-t, 219 74-73-72 73.0
LV Collegiate Shwdn 72 49th-t, 227 74-70-83 75.7
Pac-10 / SEC Chllng 71 10th-t, 216 76-72-68 72.0
Fall Stats 15 Rounds, 1,101 Strokes, (4 (-)par, 1@par) 73.4
Fall Tournaments Par-Yards Place, Score By Round Avg.
Spring Tournaments Par-Yards Place, Score By Round Avg.
Fall Tournaments Par-Yards Place, Score By Round Avg.
Spring Par-Yards Place (UO) Score By Round Avg.
LITTLE FUN FACTS
THE OREGON DIFFERENCE: Little on the Oregon Women's Golf Team
Q: How long have you been a Duck fan or wanted to come to Oregon?
KL: "Since I was born. My dad played basketball here, my mom grew up
in Eugene. I've been going to Duck football games since I was 6, and
coming to Oregon to play golf was a dream come true."