Women's Golf

Mara Kovac
Mara Kovac

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lansing, Mich.

High School:
Lansing Catholic

Height:
5-4

Major:
Journalism



07/10/2012

OU's Ecker, Gerber and Kovac Selected to NGCA All-American Scholar Team

Ecker and Gerber earn their third honor, while Kovac is a two-time honoree.

06/21/2012

Oakland Places 150 Student-Athletes on the Summit League Commissioner's List

Women's swimming and diving won the Team Academic Achievement award for the second straight year.

06/15/2012

Oakland Leads in Academic All-Summit League Selections

The Golden Grizzlies led the league for a fourth consecutive semester

04/24/2012

Oakland Finishes Tied for Seventh at Summit League Championships

Liz Ecker finished with the fourth-best conference championship score in school history.

04/22/2012

OU Golf Teams Head to The Summit League Championship

The 54-hole tournament will take place in Primm, Nev.

10/08/2011

Opening Round of Detroit Titans Fall Classic

Oakland's Liz Ecker shot 5-under-par to help OU take the lead at the Detroit Titans Fall Classic on Oct. 8, 2011.

OVERVIEW: Ranks in the top five all-time with a scoring average of 80.16 ... Posted first-ever top-five finish at 2011 Summit League Championship with an 11-over-par score of 224, second-best score in school history ... Shot a career-best 69 (-2) at 2011 Jackrabbit Invitational (March 14) ... Posted her second under-par round at Detroit Titans Fall Classic (Oct. 8) with a 71 (-2).

2011-12 HIGHLIGHTS
▪ Played in six tournaments, totaling 15 rounds
▪ Tallied a sixth-place finish at the Detroit Titan Fall Classic (Oct. 8-9)
▪ Carded a 2-under-par score of 71 in Round 1
▪ That round ranks T2 in school history
▪ Finished T13 at the Dolores Black Falcon Invitational (April 14-15)
▪ Shot low team round of 73 on final day of league tournament
▪ That round is tied for the fourth-best round at the event
▪ Posted three of top-20 finishes including a top-10
▪ 3 of her final 4 rounds were in the 70s in the fall

2010-11 HIGHLIGHTS
▪ Competed in all 10 tournaments
▪ Posted the league's 14th-best scoring average (79.13)
▪ That mark ranks eighth in single-season school history
▪ Set a new school record with 2-under-par 69 in second round of Jackrabbit Invitational (March 14-15)
▪ Tallied a third-place finish at The Summit League Championship (April 18-19) with an 11-over-par score of 224
▪ That 54-hole score ranks second all-time in school history
▪ Lost on first playoff hole to finish runner-up at Detroit Titans Invitational (April 11-12) with an overall score of 238 (+22)
▪ Had a career-high two rounds of par or better and 13 rounds in the 70s
▪ Ended the season with two consecutive top-five finishes and an average score of 77.00

2010 SUMMER HIGHLIGHTS
▪ Shot an overall score of 236 (75-79-82) at the Michigan Women's Open
▪ Missed the cut at Michigan Women's Amateur with an overall score of 161 (81-80)
▪ Posted scores of 82 and 80 at the Women's Championship on Forest Akers West

2009-10 HIGHLIGHTS
▪ Played in eight tournaments
▪ Ended the season No. 3 on the squad with a 81.2 scoring average
▪ Was unable to compete at The Summit League Championship because of broken bone
▪ Carded a T25 finish at the Tina Barrett Invitational (April 5-6) with an overall score of 247 (+31)
▪ Low 54-hole score of 243 (+27) came in her collegiate debut at the Mary Fossum Invitational (Sept. 12-13)
▪ Shot a season-best 75 (+3) in the final round of the Cardinal Classic (Sept. 20)

2009 SUMMER HIGHLIGHTS
▪ In her first tournament back from injury, shot 250 (80-84-86) to finish in a T-80 (+34)

TOP ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE
▪ Sunk a 40-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to win the 2007 Adam's Golf Tour Championship

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS
▪ NGCA Academic All-America Scholar Athlete (2011)
▪ Two-time Academic All-Summit League (2010, '11)
▪ Academic Award winner in Algebra II and Health (Highest grade in class)
▪ Honor Roll in freshman and sophomore years
▪ Principal's list as a junior

HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS
▪ Four-year letterwinner in golf under coaches Kathy Partlow and Mary Schafer
▪ Posted a fourth-place finish (83-80) at the state tournament as a senior
▪ Named most valuable player in final three seasons
▪ Three-time all-state honoree
▪ Four-time all-area selection
▪ Named to Lansing State Journal Dream Team in three consecutive years ▪ Elected team captain as a senior
▪ Lettered in bowling for one season

PERSONAL
Full Name: Mara Christine Kovac
- She earned a black belt in Tae Kwon Do at the age of 12
Birthdate: November 28, 1990
Parents: Mijo and Carole Kovac
Brother:Tony (21)

Collegiate Tournament Results

2009-10
T67/91 Mary Fossum Invitational (+27) 80-79-84 - 243
T31/91 Cardinal Classic (+11) 80-75 - 155
T33/81 Cincinnati Fall Classic (+28) 84-83-77 - 244
T45/92 Duramed MAC Preview (+28) 82-81-81 - 244
WD/75 Hawkeye Invitational (+23) 79-88-WD
T61/93 Jackrabbit Invitational (+28) 84-83-77 - 244
T25/44 Tina Barrett Invitational (+31) 84-82-81 - 247
WD/90 Indiana Invitational (+17) 79-82-WD
2010-11
T37/81 Bucknell Invitational (+33) 81-83-79 - 243
T3/14 OU Challenge (+12) 79-77 - 156
T20/80 Cardinal Classic (+9) 75-78 - 153
T21/71 Zippy Invitational (+29) 81-79-85 - 245
WD/81 FIU Pat Bradley Invitational (+25) 83-86-WD - 169
T21/81 Jackrabbit Invitational (+17) 83-69-78 - 230
WD/120 UC Spring Invitational (+8) 80-WD-WD - 80
T43/86 Indiana Invitational (+17) 83-76 - 161
2/36 Detroit Titans Invitational (+22) 79-77-82 - 238
3/50 The Summit League Championship (+11) 71-78-75 - 224
2011-12
T50/98 Redbird Invitational (+29) 78-82-85 - 245
T61/66 Mary Fossum Invitational (+36) 80-85-87 - 252
6/30 Detroit Titans Fall Classic (+4) 71-79 - 150
T17/77 UD Fall Invitational (+18) 84-74 - 158

Career Statistics

Season Rounds T10 T20 Win-Loss Strokes Avg. Lo Par/< 60s
2009-10 21 - - 179-172 1705 81.19 75 - -
2010-11 24 3 4 349-142 1899 79.13 69 2 1
2011-12 10 1 2 137-130 805 80.50 71 1 0
Total 55 4 6 665-444 4409 80.16 69 3 1

Low round: 69, Jackrabbit Invitational, 2nd round (-2), 2011
Low 36-hole tournament score: 150, Detroit Titans Fall Classic (+4), 2011
Low 54-hole tournament score:
224, The Summit League Championship (+11), 2011
Best finish: 2, Detroit Titans Invitational, 2011

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