Maria Yacaman Athlete Profile

Maria Yacaman

Height: 5-7 Class: Graduate Roster Years: 2009-2011 | 2012-2015 Hometown: Bogota, Colombia Last School: Marymount High School

Personal

  • Born in Bogota, Colombia
  • Has one sister and one brother
  • Parents Jaime and Maria Ines Baez and brother Filipe all played golf
  • Graduated in Information Systems
  • Enjoys reading about crime scene investigations and human being behavior/psychology
  • Shot a best round of 69 on a par 72

Before BYU

  • Played at Marymount High School
  • Named to the Academic Honor Roll as a junior and a senior
  • Finished first at the Kids National Championship (2004)
  • Won the South American Amateur Championship and the El Tiempo Amateur National Championship (2008)
  • Finished fourth at qualifying for the U.S. Girls Junior (2009)
  • Finished third at the Junior National Championship (2010)
  • Named golfer of the year in 2008 and was chosen to represent Colombia in the Girl's Junior Orange Bowl Championship
  • High school soccer team finished second in the Bogota UNCOLI Soccer League in 2010

Stats

 

2014-15 - Senior

Tournament Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total Score To-Par Place
Hobble Creek Fall Classic 73 77 - 150 +8 T12
Dick McGuire Invitational 78 79 76 233 +14 T60
Cougar Cup 72 73 75 220 +4 T8
NM Aggie Invitational 74 77 74 225 +9 T39

2013-14 - Junior

Tournament Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total Score To-Par Place
Matador Invitational 79 84 82 245 +29 T37/53
Jim West Challenge 87 77 76 240 +27 44/79
BYU at Entrada Classic 82 78 80 240 +24 T25/83
Mountain View Invitational 74 78 79 239 +15 T59/83
Wyoming Cowgirl Classic 84 82 73 239 +23 T66/105
WCC Championships 74 79 84 237 +21 20/25

2012-13 - Sophomore

Tournament Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total Score To-Par Place
Dick McGuire Invitational 78 78 77 233 +14 T55/93
WSU Cougar Cup 75 78 79 232 +16 T40/86
Price's Give Em Five Intercollegiate 81 76 78 235 +19 T61/76
The Gold Rush 82 78 89 249 +33 53/65
UC Irvine Invitational 81 80 79 240 +24 T46/66
Bruin Wave Invitational 92 88 84 264 +48 77/79

2011-12 - Freshman

Tournament Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total Score To-Par Place
Circling Raven Collegiate 80 79 81 240 +24 T68/116
Las Vegas Collegiate Invitational 79 76 81 236 +20 T70/88
Rainbow Wahine Invitational 76 79 79 234 +18 T40/65
UNLV Collegiate Invitational 83 79 81 243 +27 T46/59
Bruin Wave Invitational 84 82 87 253 +37 T65/80
BYU Entrada Classic 74 84 78 230 +20 T27/68
Anteater Invitational 78 79 79 236 +23 T36/80
WCC Championships 82 84 80 246 +30 25/30

BYU Career Stats

Season Events Rounds Strokes Average Low Rd. Top 20
2011-12 8 24 1,918 79.92 74 0
2012-13 6 18 1,453 80.72 75 0
2013-14 6 18 1,432 79.56 73 1
2014-15 4 11 828 75.27 72 2
Total 24 71 5,631 79.3 72 3


2009-2010 | Medical Redshirt Year

Did not compete due to injury.

2010-2011 | Freshman Year

Spring:

  • Shot career best 74 in the first round of the BYU at Entrada Classic
  • 79.92 stroke average was third best on the team
  • Finished a career best tied for 27th after carding a 20-over 230 at the Entrada Classic
     

Fall:

  • Made collegiate debut at the Circling Raven Collegiate Invitational
  • Finished tied for 68th in a field of 116 in her first tournament
  • Carded a 20-over 236 at the Las Vegas Collegiate Invitational

2012-2013 | Sophomore Year

  • 2011-12: Named to the WCC Commissioner's Gold Honor Roll

Fall:

  • Shot a season best 232 (75-78-79) at the WSU Cougar Cup
  • Shot a season low 75 during the first round of the WSU Cougar Cup
  • Concluded the season with an 80.72 stroke average
  • Named to the WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll with Gold Honors

2013-2014 | Junior Year

Spring
  • Shot a career best 73 in the third round of the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic
  • Named to WCC All-Academic Team
  • Named to the WGCA All-American Scholar Team