Bears led by sophomore Megan Thompson, who finished seventh overall
2014-15 (Fall): One of two Bears to compete in all four fall tournaments ... Finished tied for second in the ORU Shootout on Sept. 29-30 with a 6-over-par 219 ... Posted a career-best 72 in the first round .... Helped MSU to second place overall ... Averaged 77 in 12 rounds, to rank sixth on the team ... Collected two more top-25 finishes, placing tied for 22nd at the season-opening Chip-In Club Invitational (17-over 233) and tied or 25th at the Payne Stewart Memorial (17-over 230). 2013-14: One of three Bears to play in all four tournaments, averaging 80.13 in 30 rounds ... Opened the season with her then best collegiate finish, tying for 19th at Nebraska and shooting 77-76-77--230 ... Placed 35th at the Payne Stewart Memorial with 74-83-79--236; her opening 74 was a career best ... Recorded 88-77-79--244 at the ORU Shootout and 84-85-81--250 at the Palmetto Intercollegiate ... Carded 84-81-81--246 at the Jim West Challenge and 82-86-84--252 at the Rio Verde Invitational...Tied for 12th at the Jackrabbit Invitational with rounds of 78-82-78--238 ... Second best MSU finish at the UALR Classic with rounds of 80-76-85--241 ... Recorded rounds of 80-81-84--245 at the Gary Crossley Ford KC Shootout ... Led the Bears with a career-best sixth-place finish at the MVC Championship with three rounds in the 70s, 76-73-73--222.
2012-13: Competed in five tournaments in her first collegiate season and averaged 82.15 in 13 rounds ... Posted 81-83-79--243 to tie for 78th at the Imes and 83-77-78--238 for 38th at the Stewart ... Had her best finish at the spring opener, the Islander Classic, where she tied for 27th and carded 81-79--160 ... Shot 79-82--161 to tie for 74th at the Rio Verde Invitational.
Background: First team all-state selection her last three seasons at Jefferson High, finishing fourth as a senior season ... Qualified for the U.S. Junior Girls and national PGA Junior Championships in 2011, and won the Iowa Section PGA title ... Also a two-time all-district player and was the Mississippi Valley Conference Athlete of the Year as a sophomore ... Finished sixth overall and help lead the Iowa team to the Girls-Four State title last summer in Sedalia, Mo. ... Placed fifth at the Iowa Junior Girls Championship and sixth at the Iowa State Amateur in 2012.
Personal: Megan McKenzie Furnish was born Sept. 8, 1993 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa ... daughter of Craig and Beth Furnish ... Plans to major in Elementary Education.