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Auburn University Sophomore Megan Schofill recently did her part to ensure her school’s golf team tops the Southeastern Conference (SEC) in women’s golf.
Schofill, a graduate of the Aucilla Christian Academy (ACA), helped lead the Tigers to a 5-0-0 victory over Mississippi State in the final game on Sunday, April 18, winning the team the SEC women’s golf, a feat the team last accomplished in 2012 and it made for the Tigers’ 10th conference title.
Schofill and his senior teammate Kaleigh Telfer are credited with setting the tone on Sunday by winning the first 1-up games. It is reported that Telfer made a bird putt on the 18 which broke the tie and secured his victory, while Schofill “took the lead on 13 and never looked back.
Prior to Auburn’s victory over Mississippi in Sunday’s final, the Tigers had won back-to-back games against Vanderbilt and Alabama on Saturday in the quarterfinals and semifinals. And Schofill’s performances in both competitions once again helped secure both wins and secure Auburn’s place in the SEC final.
In Saturday’s semi-final against Alabama, Schofill is credited with changing momentum when she forced extra holes with a birdie on the 18th hole and then won her game on the opening holes of the playoffs.
She also dominated her match against Vanderbilt in the quarterfinals, winning 5 and 4.
“I am very proud of myself and our team,” said Schofill. “We worked hard, and it was a long time coming. I think everything just clicks. “
Earning honors and accolades in golf is something Schofill has been doing since his days at the ACA. The Jefferson County native started playing golf in earnest in seventh grade, and during her high school years, she excelled at the sport.
As the tenth grader in 2016, Schofill won the Big Bend Championship and District 3-1A title and All Big Bend Player of the Year.
And in her final year at the ACA, she was ranked 22nd in the world in the American Junior Golf Association and 348 in the world in the World Amateur Golf Rankings.
Since then, she has continued to receive accolades including Golfweek Honorable Mention All-American, SEC Freshman of the Week, Arnold Palmer Cup winner and Women Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar.
Megan is the daughter of Paulette and Billy Schofill from Monticello.