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Megan Thompson
Megan Thompson

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Ballyclare, N. Ireland

High School:
Ballyclare HS

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:
10/26/1992

Experience:
2VL

04/23/2013

Bears Slide to Fifth on Final Day of MVC Women's Golf Championship

Missouri State placed a pair of golfers in the top 10, including Ariel Tidwell (8th) and Chiara Citterio (t-9th)

04/22/2013

Strong Day Puts Bears Back in Contention for MVC Golf Title

Senior Emma Clegg's 1-over-73 ignited Missouri State to a tournament-best round (325) on Monday

04/21/2013

Bears Within Striking Distance After Round 1 of MVC Golf Championship

Host Missouri State is in fifth place after carding a 332 on Sunday at The Club at Porto Cima

04/18/2013

Bears Picked to Repeat at Valley Golf Championship

The MVC coaches have made MSU a narrow pick to repeat as conference champs.

04/07/2013

MSU Places 14th in Final Tune-Up Before MVC Golf Championship

The Bears posted their best round of the SMU/Dallas Athletic Club Invitational Sunday with a 325

Fall 2013: Improved her scoring average nearly three strokes from her sophomore season, leading the team and ranking fourth in the conference with a 75.75 mark...Led the team in three of its four tournaments and was second in the other...Finished third at the Payne Stewart Memorial by carding 76-70-73--219, career bests for 18 and 54 holes...Eleven of her 12 rounds were in the 70's...Tied for 17th with 72-78-79--229 at the season-opening Chip-N-Club Invitational...Went 74-77-78--229 and placed 20th at the ORU Shootout and tied for 47th at the Palmetto Intercollegiate at 76-81-75--232.

2012-13: Established herself as one of the conference's top players, ranking sixth in the Missouri Valley and second on the team with a 78.38 scoring mark, and earning all-conference honors...Season was hampered by a wrist injury that forced her to withdraw several times...Had a strong start to the spring season, finishing fourth at the Islander Classic (77-73--150) and seventh at Rio Verde (76-72--148)...Named MVC Golfer of the Week for her play at Rio Verde...Tied for 18th at the UALR Classic after shooting 78-80-80--238...Managed a tie for eighth at the Payne Stewart Memorial while playing through injury by posting 76-77-73--226...Tied for MSU's best performance at the Golfweek Conference Challenge in 44th place with 76-78-76--230...Opened the season at the Chip-N-Club Invitational, where she had 80-75-81--236 to take 19th place.

2011-12: After a slow start to her first collegiate season, came on strong in the last two tournaments of the fall to lead the Bears...Posted the team's best score at the Alamo Invitational, tying for 32nd with 76-77-72--225...Had her first top-10 finish at the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial, firing 76-78-73--227 to place fourth...Averaged 78.56 while playing in all 12 tournaments, ranking fifth on the team...Compiled a 76.96 scoring mark in the last eight tournaments after an 82.67 average in the first three...Her final-round 71 in the final round of the Missouri Valley Conference Championship last April propelled the Bears to their first league title in 11 years...Tied for seventh at the Valley tournament with 79-77-71--227...Placed 14th at Monterey Bay by carding 77-77-80--234, then finished 28th the following week, and second on the team, at UALR with 79-74-73--226...Shot 81-78-77--236 for 104th at the NCAA West Regional.

Background: Captained the Ulster U-18 squad to the 2010 All-Ireland title, winning two of three matches...Finished second at the Ulster Girls Championships in 2010 after shooting 227 for 54 holes...Ulster Schools runner-up and All-Ireland Antrim Girls winner in 2009...Advanced to the quarter-finals of the Irish Girls Championship in 2010...Qualified for the British Girls Championship and was selected for the German Junior Masters in 2011.

Personal: Megan Alex Thompson was born October 26, 1992, in Ballymena, Northern Ireland...Daughter of Delwyn Thompson...Majoring in Exercise and Movement Science.

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