May 4, 2023

2023 SEC Women’s Golf Scholar-Athlete Announced

By: SEC Staff
SECU (Twitter: @TheSECU)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Southeastern Conference on Thursday announced its annual Women’s Golf Awards, which were voted on by the league’s 14 head coaches. Chiara Tamburlini from Ole Miss was selected as the 2023 Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

From Ole Miss Athletics:

Tamburlini currently holds a season stroke average of 72.56 in 2022-23, marking a personal-best across her four seasons playing for Ole Miss. The reigning 2022 WGCA First-Team All-American has continued her streak of dominance for the Rebels, earning a pair of Top 5 finishes and five Top 10 finishes in this year. Tamburlini is also currently on a run where she has earned a Top 20 individual in 20 of her last 21 tournament appearances dating back to the 2021 NCAA Championships where the streak started.

Tamburlini has logged a total of 11 rounds of par-or-better golf this season, including four rounds in the 60s this year. This officially ranks the senior third all-time in career rounds of par-or-better golf in Ole Miss history, tallying 37 over her four-year career. She also was able to match her career-low 18-hole score of 66 (-5) at the Battle at the Beach, where she ultimately would finish ninth.

Tamburlini has also been able to maintain this success on the golf course alongside an impressive resume in the classroom, as the reigning Edith Cummings Munson Golf Award winner received the 2023 SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year award at the conclusion of stroke play at the SEC Championship. The St. Gallen, Switzerland, native also represented the Rebels at the 2023 Augusta National Women’s Amateur.