Former Arkansas Tech golfer earns spot in Royale Canadian Women's Amateur Championships

From Arkansas Tech University

Former Golden Sun golfer Kyla McIsaac recently qualified to represent Nova Scotia in the Royale Canadian Women's Amateur Championship in British Columbia, Canada.

McIsaac, who is a native of Kentville, Nova Scotia, and a four-year letterwinner for the Golden Suns from 2007-11, earned a spot in this week's Royale Canadian Women's Amateur Championship by finishing third recently in the NSGA Women's Amateur Championship held at Paragon Bay Golf and Country Club in Kingston, Nova Scotia.

"What a nice accomplishment for Kyla to be able to represent her province in the Royale Canadian Women's Amateur Championship," said Golden Suns Head Coach Amy White, who was named this past year's Gulf South Conference Women's Golf Coach of the Year after leading Tech to the school's first-ever GSC Women's Golf title.

At the three-day tournament, which ran from July 7-9, McIsaac shot a 240 to finish in third place and earn one of three spots from Nova Scotia in the Royale Canadian Women's Amateur Championship. McIsaac fired rounds of 79, 80 and an 81 in the final round to cement her spot. Anne Balser took home the province championship as she fired a 229 and Laura Harris fired a 230 to finish in second place.

In her four year career at Tech, McIsaac, who was named a three-time All-Gulf South Conference selection, including being a First-Team honoree this past spring, finished her Tech career third on the school's all-time scoring average list (85.0). As a senior in 2010-11, McIsaac led the Golden Suns with an 80.8 scoring average in 18 rounds and nine tournaments. The 80.8 scoring average is the best in Tech's single-season history. On the season, she had six Top 10 finishes, including two Top 5 finishes and shot a season-best 156 en route to finishing tied for second at the GSC Championships and had four rounds in the 70s. McIsaac's 156 score at the GSC Championships is tied for third lowest 36-hole score in school history.

Along with her accolades as a golfer, McIsaac was also a four-time member of the GSC Women's Golf Academic Honor Roll and is one just three Golden Sun golfers to ever be named a four-time member of the GSC Academic Honor Roll.

Former arkansas tech women's golfer kyla mcisaac earns spot in royale canadian women's amateur championships