Dewi Claire Schreefel
The Trojans begin pursuit of another title starting Friday.
Trojans, six-time winners this year, looking for program's fourth national crown.
Trojans are top regional seed for seventh straight time.
Trojans looking for sixth conference crown, fifth win this season.
Trojans looking for fifth win this season.
THIS SEASON Senior Dewi Claire Schreefel, the 2006 NCAA individual champion, is a two-time All-American seeking to become just USC's third three-time All-American. She is coming off a solid fall season in which she posted three top 16 finishes, including a title at the Margaret Branch Fall Preview in which she won with a three-round 204, good for a school-record 15-under par.
SUMMER OF 2007: Schreefel was fourth at the Women's British Strokeplay and 14th at the Ladies European Strokeplay ... She also played in the European Team Championship.
2006-2007: As a 2006-2007 junior, Schreefel sported the third highest stroke average (75.25) on the squad and was a 2007 All-Pac-10 honorable mention selection ... Ranked among the top 50 players in the country last season, she finished a season-high tied for second at the Arizona Wildcat Invitational with a 214 (72-72-70) while her next best finish was a tie for seventh at the Pac-10 Championships with a 226 (75-77-74) ... She played well at the NCAA Central Regional, tying for 14th with a first-round 69, a season-best ... She also had two other top 20 finishes ... In October she represented The Netherlands at the 2006 World Amateur Team Championships in Stellenbosch, South Africa ... In March, Schreefel played as an amateur in the 2007 Kraft Nabisco Championship on the LPGA Tour at the Mission Hills C.C. in Rancho Mirage, Calif. She posted a 155 (79-76, +11) but did not make the cut.
SUMMER OF 2006: Schreefel qualified for match play rounds at both the 2006 Ladies British Amateur and at the U.S. Amateur and also finished second at the Riverwoods Junior Open (71-72-70-69, -6).
2005-2006: Schreefel became USC's third NCAA individual title winner when she came from behind to win the title as a sophomore in 2005-2006 with a four-day 286, earning 2006 All-American first team honors ... Schreefel had four top 10 finishes while playing in all 12 of USC's tournaments. Two of those came in the final two events, a tie for sixth at the NCAA Central Regional that set the stage for her national title ... She was second on the team in stroke average (74.78) ... In addition to her strong NCAA Championship play, she tied for sixth at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire tournament with a 217 and took seventh at the Kent Youel Invitational with a 225.
SUMMER OF 2005: Schreefel had an active summer in 2005, playing in nine tournaments, all in Europe ... She won two of them, taking the NK Strokeplays Ladies and the Dutch Junior International ... She was also fourth at the Swiss Amateur.
2004-2005: Schreefel joined the Women of Troy in the spring of 2005 and led the team in stroke average (74.23) after playing in seven tournaments , earning 2005 All-American second team honors ... Schreefel, who was USC's highest finisher in its final four tourneys, posted a season-best tie for third at the NCAA West Regional Championships (218) ... Her low 54-hole score was a 217 at the Pac-10 Championships, where she finished sixth ... She finished 10th at the NCAA Championships.
BEFORE USC: Schreefel has dominated the Dutch Junior Championships, winning four consecutive years from 2001-2004 ... She is also a three-time World Amateur participant ... She won the Italian Women's Amateur and the Dutch Match Play Championship in 2004 ... She was a two-time national stroke play champion, with her first win coming at the age of 14 in 2000--making her the youngest golfer ever to win that title in The Netherlands ... She had three top 13 finishes at the European Championships, with her best showing a second-place in 2002 ... She was also second at the French Ladies Amateur in 2004. .. At just 17 years old, she shot a career-low 7-under par (65) in the Dutch Jr. International.
PERSONAL: Dewi Claire--pronounced DAVIE CLAIRE-- was born on Nov. 12, 1985 ... She is a sociology major ... Her mother was born in The Netherlands, while her father was born in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Lowest 54-Hole Score: 204
Lowest Round: 67
Top 10 Finishes: 11
Highest Finish: 1st
Rounds in 60s: 6