Kara Raines
Kara Raines
Year: So.
Hometown: Galena, Ohio
High School: Olentangy
Major: International Business

2018-19 (Sophomore): Participated in five tournaments and nine rounds…averaged 80.8 strokes per round…notched a pair of top-15 finishes…earned medalist honors at the JCU One Day Shootout with a single-round 76…finished 11th at the Roseann Schwartz Invitational with a two-round total of 150 and two career-low rounds of 75…carded a three-round total of 244 (85-77-82) at the NKU Fall Classic...posted a two-round 173 (86-87) at the Dayton Fall Invitational…tied for 21st at the YSU Spring Invitational with a single-round 84...earned her second letter.

2017-18 (Freshman): Participated in all 10 tournaments and 23 rounds...averaged 86.0 strokes per round...earned two top-20 finishes and one in the top 10...earned a career-best sixth-place finish at the Marietta Pioneer Classic with a two-round 174 (92-82)...finished tied for 16th at the Sand Ridge Shootout with a single-round score of 86...finished tied for 38th at the Horizon League Championships with a three-round total of 262 (87-88-87)...carded a low round of 79 on two occasions...fired a three-round 248 (85-84-79) at the Penn State Nittany Lion Invitational...turned in a two-round 168 (89-79) at the Dolores Black Falcon Invitational...recorded a two-round total of 169 (85-84) at the Butler Fall Invitational...posted a two-round 170 (88-82) at the Roseann Schwartz Invitational...earned her first letter.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Olentangy High School...tied for 22nd in her appearance at the 2015 Division I Ohio Girls Golf Championships...carded a two-round 159 (84-75) at the event...was the first golfer in Lewis Center Olentangy history to reach the state tournament...two-time, third-team all-district honoree...was a four-time second-team all-conference member...as a senior, helped led the team to a school-record three tournament wins with the first being the Olentangy Classic where she shot a 75 and finished fourth...set the sophomore and junior school record for lowest 18-hole score...holds the nine-hole low round by a senior and junior.

PERSONAL: Major is international business...is the 2018-19 recipient of the Louise Fiess Wolf Memorial Scholarship.

More about Kara:

Why I chose YSU: I chose YSU because of the population size, the campus and the people. It was also because of the girls on the team and Coach Miklos.

The best thing about Coach Miklos is: He keeps you posted on the team's progress and turns it into a lesson that everyone can learn and improve from.

The best thing about being a Penguin golfer: Is to be a part of a stronger team and competition.

The best thing about going to school at YSU is: It is close to home and I get to meet new people.

At 150 yards, I pull out my: 5 Hybrid (Between club, I would rather be long than short)

My favorite club in my bag is my: 8 Iron because of the length of the club.

My favorite golf course: Wedgewood Golf & Country Club (Powell, Ohio).

My favorite golfer: Sung Hyun Park

My golf superstitions/rituals are: Changing golf balls during the middle of the round.

Person I would love to play a round of golf with: Lydia Ko

My greatest sports moment: When I shot a 79 to go to State in high school during my junior year.

Best career competitive round: I shot a 75 during the second day for State.

Hobbies: Listening to music, cooking, arts & crafts and spending time with my people.

Post-college plans/ambitions:

  • I want to have a great year of school and golf. 
  • I want to really improve my distance and score. 
  • That I would stay with my major.