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Cara Basso
Cara  Basso

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Downingtown, Pa.

High School:
Villa Maria Academy

Experience:
SO

Major:
Finance


05/09/2018

Basso Climbs the Leaderboard in the Final Round

The junior rounded out the NCAA Madison Regional tied for 42nd.

05/08/2018

Basso Completes Round Two at NCAA Regionals

The Nittany Lion improved from her first-round score.

05/07/2018

Cara Basso Has Strong First Round

The Nittany Lion is tied for 43rd.

05/06/2018

Basso Set for NCAA Madison Regional

The junior looks to advance to the championships as an individual.

04/25/2018

Basso Selected For NCAA Madison Regional

Cara Basso is the first Nittany Lion to advance since 2014.

Nittany Lion Career

Fall 2017: Competed in all five tournaments during the fall season with a 74.00 stroke average during 14 rounds and a low-round score of 69 (-3) ... Finished tied for eighth in the William & Mary Invitational (Sep. 10-11) with a three-round score of 224 (plus-8) ... Tied for second with a three-round score of two-under 214 in the Nittany Lion Invitational (Sep. 23-24) ... Shot her season-low round (69) in the third round of the Blue Hen Invitational (Oct. 21-22) ... Finished the tournament in fourth place with a three-round score of 220 (plus-4). 

2016-17:
Competed in all 10 matches during her sophomore season with a 75.93 stroke average during 28 rounds with a low round score of 71 … Finished tied for 10th in the Nittany Lion Invitational (Sep. 24 – 25) where she achieved a three-round score of 225 (plus-9) … Shot under par, 71 (-1), in the second round of the Cougar Classic (Oct. 2 - 4) … Tied for 11th during the River Landing Classic (Mar. 9 – 1) where she finished with a three-round score of 222 (plus-6) … Achieved her second top 10 finish during the Lady Buckeye Invitational (Apr. 15 – 16) where she tied for 10th with a three-round score of 223 (plus-7).


2015-16: As a newcomer, Basso competed in seven out of ten tournaments in the 2015-16 season, tied for second most on the team, including starting all tournaments held in the spring season. Shot a 69 in the third round of the Briar's Creek Invitational, which was tied for the second lowest round score on the team. Basso had the fifth best round score average on the team at 77.24.

Junior/Amateur Career
Spent 2014 traveling to play in AJGA, IJGT and PGA Junior Series events. Basso was very successful in junior events, earning four top-five finishes in 2014. Basso was also a force in her time at Villa Maria Academy, winning the 2014 AACA Golf Championship as an individual.

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