The Bears posted their best round of the SMU/Dallas Athletic Club Invitational Sunday with a 325
Fall 2012: Established herself as one of the conference's top players, ranking eighth in the Valley and second on the team with a 77.08 scoring mark in 12 rounds...Season was hampered by a wrist injury that forced her to withdraw twice, but still managed a tie for eighth at the Payne Stewart Memorial while playing through it 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.