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Jessica Wallace
Player Profile:
Jessica Wallace 727468
Height: 5'4"
Year: Senior
City/State: Langley, B.C.
High School: Walnut Grove/Pepperdine
Experience: Transfer
• 2012 Honorable Mention All-Pac-12
• 2012 NCGA All-American Scholar
• 2012 Pac-12 All-Academic First Team
• CU Athlete of the Week (March 21, 2012)
• 2011 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year
• 2011 First-Team All-Big 12
• 2011 NCGA All-American Scholar
• 2011 Big 12 All-Tournament Team
• Big 12 Golfer of the Month (April, 2011)
• Big 12 Golfer of the Month (September, 2010)
• CU Athlete of the Week (October 11, 2010)
• CU Athlete of the Week (November 8, 2010)

Career—She concluded her second and final season in Boulder helping the Buffs to their two most successful seasons in school history. She finished her career having played in 23 events and 69 rounds and her career stroke average of 74.04 is the best in CU history for those with at least 50 rounds played. She won two events, one each season, becoming just the second golfer in program history with two medalist honors. Her seven top five finishes is tied for second most in CU history, as are her 11 top 10 finishes. She finished her career with four rounds in the 60s, 62 in the 70s and 14 subpar rounds with 11 more at even par, giving her 25 rounds at or under par, or 36 percent of her career rounds. She had a stretch run of 10 straight top 10 finishes her junior year, easily the best run in school history. She owns the record for season (72.97) and fall season (72.00) stroke average, both set as a junior.

College—2011-12 (Sr.)—Wallace capped one of the best careers in CU history with her play as a senior, helping the Buffs to the most successful season in school history. Her numbers weren’t quite what she put on the board as a junior, but they were good enough for the Buffs to accomplish many first, including the school’s first top 10 ranking and first trip to the NCAA Championships. She played in 11 of CU’s 12 events and 34 rounds, compiling a stroke average of 75.10, the eighth best mark in school history, while her 75.16 average in the spring was the sixth best mark in program annals. Her best showing was at the Clover Cup, when she won medalist honors after shooting a 5-under par 211. It was her second medalist honor, matching CU’s record, and just the eighth such accomplishment in CU history. She shot 2-under 70 in the first round and 3-under 69 in the second round before shooting even par to hang on to the lead. She then finished her career strong, taking 12th the following event, the Anuenue Spring Break Challenge, which the Buffs also won. Then it was on to the postseason, where she helped the Buffs advance to the program’s first NCAA Championship by finishing 26th at the NCAA West Regional at Colorado National Golf Club. Her final round 71 was an integral part of a 9-under team round that allowed the Buffs to advance by climbing from fourth to ninth on that final day. She had one victory, on round in the 60s with 30 more rounds in the 70s. She had four rounds under par on the season and three more at even par, while 29 of her 34 rounds counted toward CU’s team score. She was honored with honorable mention All-Pac-12 accolades and also got the job done in the classroom, earning first team mention on both the Pac-12 All-Academic team and the NCGA All-America Scholar’s team.

2010-11 (Jr.)—Wallace had the most dominant season in CU history and set nearly every season mark in the CU record book. She played in 12 tournaments, 35 rounds, and compiled a stroke average of 72.97, a CU record. She had one victory, six top five finishes, 10 top 10 finishes and 11 top 20 finishes. She had 32 rounds in the 70s and three in the 60s becoming the first player with more than 20 rounds not to have any rounds in the 80s or higher. She had 10 subpar rounds and 18 total rounds at or under par, and her score counted toward team scoring in all 35 rounds. She set CU records for stroke average, rounds played, stroke count in relation to par, most strokes under par in a round, most rounds under par, most rounds in the 70s, most rounds in the 60s, most top 20 finishes, most top 10 finishes and most top 5 finishes. In the fall, she made an immediate impact, posting a stroke average of 72.0, the best in CU history and she also became the first CU golfer to finish under par for the fall, with a stroke count in relation to par of 3-under. She became the first CU golfer to shoot a 66, doing so at the Alamo Invitational to close out the fall. She also became the second CU golfer to go 6-under par in a round, joining teammate Emily Talley, who accomplished the feat earlier in the fall. She twice finished tournaments at 3-under par, becoming the second CU golfer to accomplish that feat multiple times. She closed out the fall with four straight top five performances, setting a new CU record for consecutive top 5 finishes and she already matched the CU season mark (in just five tournaments played) and moved up into a tie for the second most such finishes in CU history. She posted two rounds in the 60s, already the third most in a season and fourth most in a career in CU history. She posted six subpar rounds, one off the CU season record, a mark that already ranks in the top five in CU history. She also posted four other rounds at even par and all 15 of her rounds counted toward team scoring. She opened her career at the Ptarmigan/Ram Fall Classic by posting a 1-over par and finishing tied for 13th before going on a tear. She took home fifth in the Dick McGuire Invitational, setting a CU record for the lowest tournament score in a par 73 event, shooting a 2-under par 217 in the three rounds. She kept improving her finishes by taking third in the Johnie Imes Invitational, going 3-under par for the first time shooting a 72-69-72—213. She then won the Heather Farr Memorial Invitational, becoming the fourth golfer in CU history to win an event. Even more impressive, she wasn’t cleared to play until about 30 minutes before the round as she was involved in a multi-car accident leaving the course the night before. She was one of just four golfers counting toward team scoring and responded by shooting an even par 72 in the final round and winning, coming back from a 7-stroke deficit with 10 holes to play and helping the Buffs to a 16-stroke team victory, the biggest in program history. She finished the fall taking home runner-up honors at the Alamo Invitational, again going 3-under for the tournament and shooting the CU record 66 in the second round. She earned two CU Athlete of the Week honors in the fall and was the Big 12 Golfer of the Month for September. Her spring picked up where her fall left off, as she finished in the top 10 in the first six events in the spring. She opened the spring with an eighth place finish in the Stanford Invitational and followed that up with a seventh place finish at San Jose State. Her best spring finish was a third place showing in the Florida Gator Invitational, she she posted her third round in the 60s on the season with a 2-under 68 in the second round. She finished sixth at CU’s MountainView Invitational and mirrored that effort in the final regular season event, the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate. She took home a fourth place tie at the Big 12 Championships, earning All-Tournament honors and securing Big 12 Golfer of the Month honors for April. She was the top ranked golfer in the Big 12 for much of the season.

2009-10 (So. at Pepperdine)—
Wallace earned first-team All-West Coast Conference mention for the second time in her career, finishing the season with a No. 77 individual ranking by Golf Week and No. 78 by Golfstat. She posted a 74.94 stroke average playing in 10 tournaments and 31 rounds. She took home third place at the West Coast Conference Championships shooting a 78-73-77—228. Her season best score was a 3-under 216 (72-72-72) at the Dick McGuire Invitational, earning a seventh place showing. She was tied for 30th at the NCAA East Regional (67-74-79—220) and then had her most impressive showing at the NCAA Championships, finishing 21st with a score of 78-72-68-74—292. She had six rounds under par, including all three at the Dick McGuire Invitational and her 67 in the first round of the NCAA East Regional was her season and collegiate best. She was named to the NCGA All-Academic Scholar team and earned first-team All-WCC Academic and WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll “gold” honors. 

2008-09 (Fr. at Pepperdine)—Wallace was named first-team All-West Coast Conference as a freshman, posting a 75.64 scoring average in 11 tournaments and 33 rounds. She took home fourth place in the Wave Invitational with a two-round score of 1-under par 143 (71-72). She placed ninth at the West Coast Conference Championships and 51st at the NCAA West Regional, shooting a 3-under par 69 in the final round there to earn her season’s best round. She was a key member that day in Pepperdine’s comeback to finish eighth place as a team and advance to the NCAA Championships. She tied for 39th at NCAAs with a four round total of 304 (79-77-76-72). She totaled four rounds under par. She was named to the NGCA All-Academic Scholar team and warned WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll “silver” honors.

High School—Wallace graduated from Walnut Grove Secondary School in Langley, B.C., in 2008.

Other—2010: She took second place at the British Columbia Women’s Amateur Championship and was a participant at the 2010 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championships. She was also a quarterfinalist at the North/South Women’s Amateur. 2008: An AJGA Rolex Junior All-American second-team selection, she earned a ranking as high as No. 10 in the AJGA Polo Golf Rankings and was No. 15 in the Golfweek Junior Rankings. 2007: She was named an AJGA Rolex Junior All-American on the honorable mention listing. She won the British Columbia Junior Girls Championship for the second straight year and took home third place in the Canadian Junior Girls Championship. 2006: She was the British Columbia Junior Girls Champion.

Best Career Round In Competition—
66 (-6; 2010 Alamo Invitational, second round, Nov. 1, 2010).  

In The Classroom—She graduated with a degree in Business Finance at Colorado. At Pepperdine, she was twice named to the NGCA All-Academic Team and twice earned WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll citations. In high school, she was a member of Walnut Grove’s honor roll all four years.

Jessica Chungme Wallace was born January 22, 1991, in Vancouver and is the daughter of Darryl and Young Wallace. Her father played soccer at Tulsa. Her brother, Darren, played golf at Washington. She is half-Korean and her middle name translates to Rose. She is fluent in French and is a big hockey fan and her favorite team is the Vancouver Canucks.  

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