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Laura Mesa
Height: 5'4"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Manizales, Colombia
High School: Colegio Granadino
Experience: 3 Letters
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Career Highlights
  • 2008 Second Team All-CAA and 2009 CAA All-Tournament Team honoree
  • Three-time CAA Commissioner's Academic Award recipient
  • Career lows of 73 (single round), 150 (36 holes) and 224 (54 holes)
  • Has five career top-five, six career top-10 and 13 top-20 finishes in 35 career events

2010-11 (senior):
  • Played in six tournaments and 17 rounds, averaging 79.1 strokes per round
  • Best finish was a tie for 39th at the Kiawah Island Classic, shooting a season-low 14-over 230
  • Shot a 2-over 74 on two occasions; first in the third round of the Mercedes-Benz Women's Championship, then again in the third round of the Kiawah Island Classic

2009-10 (junior):
  • CAA Commissioner's Academic Award recipient
  • Competed in 10 events and 24 rounds, averaging 79.0 strokes
  • Recorded three top-15 finishes, including one top 10
  • Shot a career-low 73 at the UNCG Starmount and matched the mark at the Lady Pirate Intercollegiate
  • Posted a season-best tie for seventh at UNCG Starmount Invitational, playing as an individual
  • Finished 11th at the Tina Barrett Invitational
  • Tied for 15th at the Low Country Intercollegiate

2008-09 (sophomore):

  • All-Tournament team at the CAA Championships after tying for fifth
  • CAA Commissioner's Academic Award recipient
  • Competed in 10 events and 30 rounds, averaging 77.4 strokes per round
  • Four top-20 finishes, including three times in the top-five
  • Tied for the team lead with five rounds under 75
  • Shot a season-low 73 at the UNCG Starmount Invitational, eventually tying for 14th
  • Posted season-best tie for third at the Stono Cup
  • Had one other top-20 finish with a tie for fifth at the EKU El Diablo Invitational

2007-08 (freshman):
  • Second Team All-CAA for her play during the year
  • CAA Commissioner's Academic Award recipient
  • Started all 12 events for the Dukes, averaging 78.2 strokes in 29 rounds of action
  • Led the team with three rounds under 75
  • Had two top-10 and six top-20 finishes, including a career-best tie for second at the Lady Herd Fall Classic
  • Tied third at the rain-shortened Diet Coke Wofford Invitational
  • Her four other top-20 finishes were a tie for 12th at the Nittany Lion Invitational, a tie for 16th at the Sea Trail Intercollegiate, a tie for 17th at the Tina Barrett Longwood Invitational and a tie for 18th at the CAA Championships
  • Shot a career-best 36-hole total of 150 at the UNCG Starmoutn Fall Classic to tie for 21st

High School:

  • Finished second at the Manizales Open Championship in 2007
  • Won the City of Manizales Open in Columbia as a junior and freshman
  • Won the Pereira Open Championship as a sophomore
  • Won North Sub-Sections Championships, SacJoaqoi Section Championships, and NorCal Championships while studying in California at Oak Ridge High School.

  • Daughter of Jorge Mesa and Gloria Zuluaga
  • International Business major
  • Enjoys reading, politics, and history.