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Leanne Bowditch
Leanne Bowditch

Hometown:
Peregian, Q'land, Australia

High School:
Good Shepard Lutheran

Height:
5-5

Experience:
4V

CAREER: A four-time All-WCC first team selection ... Ended her career with a 75.61 stroke average in 110 rounds with 13 top 20 finishes ... Ended up ranking seventh in career scoring average at Pepperdine and eighth in rounds played.

PEPPERDINE 2007-08: Named to the All-WCC first team for the fourth time as a senior ... Played in all 10 tournaments as a senior and averaged 74.90 strokes in 30 rounds ... Ended up ranked #61 nationally by Golfweek/Sagarin and #68 by Golfstat ... Earned co-medalist honors at the WCC Championships with a 4-over 220 (73-74-73) ... Her best score was a 1-under 218 (76-71-71) at the NCAA Fall preview, where she shot a pair of 2-under 71s and tied for 17th ... Her other top 20 finishes were at the Edean Ihlandfeldt Invitational (tied for 20th, 74-77-76=227) and the NCAA Central Regional (tied for 19th, 72-78-72=222) ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors.

PEPPERDINE 2006-07: Named to the All-WCC first team as a junior ... Averaged 76.71 strokes in 28 rounds ... Played in nine of 10 tournaments ... Had two top 10 finishes ... Led the Waves with a fourth-place finish at the Aloha Purdue Collegiate Invitational (75-69-74=218) ... Tied for fourth place at the WCC Championships (77-78-77=232) ... Tied for 63rd at the NCAA West Regional Championships (82-79-75=236) ... Tied for 34th at the NCAA Championships (78-74-79-72=303) ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors.

PEPPERDINE 2005-06: Selected All-WCC first team as a sophomore ... Competed in all 11 tournaments and finished third on the team with a 75.24 stroke average in 33 rounds ... Had five top 10 finishes ... Finished third at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational (74-75-72=221) ... Tied for third place at the Las Vegas Founders Women's Collegiate (74-72-69=215) ... Equaled career-best finish at the Santa Clara Colby Invitational after tying for third (70-73=143) ... Tied teammate Marina Choi for fifth place at the WCC Championships (69-81-79=229) ... Tied teammate Eileen Vargas for ninth place at the NCAA Central Regional Championships (75-72-77=224) ... Tied for 53rd at the NCAA Championships (79-75-79-71=304) ... Her final-round, 1-under 71 helped the Waves secure a third-place finish at the NCAAs.

PEPPERDINE 2004-05: Honored as an All-WCC first team selection as a freshman ... Competed in six events and registered a 75.74 stroke average in 19 rounds ... Had one top 10 finish ... Best showing came at the WCC Championships after tying teammate Rachel Kyono for third place (71-76-79=226) ... Her best 54-hole score of the season came at the PING/ASU Invitational (75-71-76=222), good for a tie for 13th ... Tied for 28th at the NCAA East Regional Championships (78-74-72=224) ... Tied for 39th at the NCAA Championships (72-77-77-73=299).

AMATEUR/JUNIOR GOLF: Enjoyed a standout junior career in Australia ... Ranked as the #1 junior player in Queensland in 2004 ... A member of the 2004 Australian Junior Tasman Cup Team and 2003-04 Australian Development Team ... Also competed as part of the 2002-04 Queensland Junior Team and 2000-04 Queensland State of Origin Team ... Captured the 2004 Queensland Junior Championship and runner-up at the Australian Junior Championships ... Went undefeated at #1 in the Australian Junior Interstate Series ... Overall champion of the 2003 Greg Norman Junior Masters and runner-up at the 2003 Queensland Junior Championship.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Good Shepherd Lutheran College in Noosaville, Australia, in 2004 ... Runner-up of the 2003 Australia Secondary Schools Championship ... Winner of the 2003 Sporting Excellence Award ... House Vice-Captain 2003-04 ... Received Australian Mathematics Competition High Distinction honors in 2002 and Distinction honors in 2001, 2003, and 2004 ... Graduated with an Overall Distinction Position of 5.

PERSONAL: Born in Maryborough, Australia ... Daughter of Barry and Robyn Bowditch ... Has three siblings: Michelle, Adam and Steven ... Steven has played on the PGA and Nationwide tours ... Majoring in integrated marketing ... Lists one of her most thrilling moments as meeting Greg Norman when she was 12 ... Chose Pepperdine because "of the amazing location, head coach Laurie Gibbs and the school's small size."

FAVORITES: Enjoys shopping and catching up with friends ... Lists her brother Steven as her sports hero because "he always gets up when he has been knocked down" ... Favorite pro golfers are Tiger Woods and Ernie Els ... Favorite golf course is New South Wales G.C. ... Favorite book is Angels and Demons ... Favorite musical artist is Matchbox Twenty ... Favorite things about golf are "you have complete control when you hit the ball and every day is different than the last."

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