Paula Reto
Paula  Reto


Cape Town, South Africa

High School:
J.P. Taravella (Coral Springs, Fla.)



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Reto's Career Accomplishments

Senior Season (2012-2013)
>Finished in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship, eliminated by eventual champion and world's top-ranked amateur, Lydia Ko.

Junior Season (2011-2012)
>Third team Golfweek All-American
>Honorable mention NCGA All-American
>First team All-Big Ten
>Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree
>Named Golfweek Player of the Week on Oct. 31 after winning individual title at the Landfall Tradition (218), helping team to first victory of the season
>Named Golfweek Player of the Week on March 19 after shooting a school- and tournament-record eight-under 64 in the final round of the Lady Jaguar Intercollegiate to finish with a school-record 207 total, winning the individual title by 10 shots
>Named Big Ten Golfer of the Week on Nov. 3, March 21 and April 12
>Averaged 73.53 strokes per round, nearly 1.5 strokes less than last season
>Recorded a team-best 13 rounds even or under par
>Played in all 11 events and was the low finisher for Purdue in four
>Earned a second-consecutive Dixie Amateur Championship title.

Sophomore Season (2010-2011)
>First team All-Big Ten
>Named Big Ten Golfer of the Week on March 17
>Finished second - a career best - at Administaff Lady Jaguar by recording a career-low 210, including a career and team season-low 66 in the final round
>Earned a ninth-place finish at the Big Ten Championships
>Had team's third-best finish at NCAA Championships, tying for 45th
>Finished in the top 15 in five events
>Averaged 74.9 strokes per round, nearly one stroke less than last season
>Won the Dixie Amateur Championship in Coral Springs, Fla., in early January
>Competed in the 2010 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship in Charlotte, N.C.

Freshman Season (2009-2010)
>Competed for Purdue in nine tournaments, including the NCAA Championships
>Best finish of the season was at Big Ten Championships (T-9th)
>Placed in the top 25 of four events
>Averaged 75.8 strokes per round
>Fired a season-low round of 69 twice

High School (J.P. Taravella H.S./Coral Springs, Fla.)
>Competed in the 2009 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship and the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship
>Tied for eighth at the 2008 FWSGA Junior Girls Championship
>Competed for the South for the 2008 Junior Florida Cup
>Finished tied for second at the Santa Lucia River Club in 2007
>Finished third at the Summerfield Crossings Golf Club in 2007
>Shot a 5-under-par 67 to win the District 20-2A medalist honors at Palm Aire Country Club in 2007
>Won the 2007 Broward District Tournament with JP Taravella and finished third in the regional tournament
>Earned a second-place finish at the 2007 Orange Lake Resort Tournament
>Won the Boca Raton Municipal Open and the Weston Hill Invitational Tournament in the Golf Coast Junior Golf Foundation

>Major is law and society
>Born May 3, 1990
>Daughter of Tony and Belinda Reto
>Has two older brothers, Miguel and Lluwellyn, and a younger sister, Monique
>Played field hockey and ran track in South Africa; did not start playing golf until 2005


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