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Rhea Nair
Rhea Nair

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dubai, UAE

High School:
Pendleton Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)

Height:
5-4

Experience:
3L



OUTLOOK: Rhea Nair is one of two seniors for the Crimson Tide in 2009-10 ... the veteran has 25 career starts for Alabama while playing 72 total rounds for the Tide ... very accurate off the tee and with her irons ... good short iron player that chips well ... has a career scoring average of 77.36 with one round in the 60s and four top-10 finishes at the Capstone ... garnered her first career win at the 2009 First Market Bank Intercollegiate ... should contend for All-SEC honors in 2009-10.

2008-09 (JUNIOR): Rhea Nair returned to the Crimson Tide lineup in the spring after missing the entire fall season with an injured wrist ... played seven tournaments and 19 rounds in the spring with a 78.32 scoring average ... captured her first career tournament title at the First Market Bank Intercollegiate, firing a final-round 74 to overtake teammate Camilla Lennarth in the 36-hole event ... named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... saw her first action of the spring at the UCF Challenge ... tied for 67th at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic with an 81 in the first and only round of the rain-shortened event... tied for 46th place at the Sun Trust Lady Gator Invitational... notched a top-25 finish tying for 23rd at the SEC Championships ... followed her strong performance at the SEC Championships with a solid effort at the NCAA East Regional, placing 46th with a 14-over-par score of 224 ... counted on the Tide's team score during the first two rounds ... finished tied for 115th at the NCAA Championships.

2007-08 (SOPHOMORE): She finished the season with a scoring average of 75.00 which ranked third on the team ... tallied three top-10 finishes in eight tournaments played ... recorded five rounds of par or lower ... best tournament was the UCF Challenge where she carded a season best 212 (-4) to place tied for fifth overall ... had a string of three straight top-10 finishes ... placed tied for eighth at the LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic with a score of 222 (+6) ... placed tied for 10th at the Lady Puerto Rico to help Alabama to its second team title of the season and first of the spring ... best round came at the UCF Challenge with a 69 (-3) ... also fired a round of 71 at the UCF Challenge.

2006-07 (FRESHMAN): Nair appeared in 10 of 11 events as a true freshman ... posted a 78.57 stroke average per 18 holes ... recorded her best finish at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic with a tie for 24th place, including an even-par 72 in the second round of the event, her career best for 18 holes ... shot a 221 at the NCAA East Regional, her lowest 54-hole score of the season.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: She won two medals and posted several top-five finishes as a prep at the IMG Ledbetter Academy in Bradenton, Fla. ... 2005 FCWT Champion at the Plantation Inn ... high school coach was Kevin Collins ... daughter of Ashok Kumar and Afshan Sharafali ... was born in Bombay, India ... lived in Dubai until coming to the United States to play golf as a prep ... also trained at International Junior Golf Academy in Hilton Head, S.C. ... communications major ... was on the Leadership Council and was a member of the IMG Academy Student Government.

NAIR'S CAREER ROUND-BY-ROUND:

2008-2009 (JUNIOR)
94th UCF Challenge 78-83-85/246 (+30)
1st First Market Bank Intercollegiate 75-76/149 (+5)
t67th Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic 81/81 (+9)
t46th Sun Trust Lady Gator Invitational 82-79-78/239 (+29)
t23rd SEC Championships 75-75-72/222 (+9)
t46th NCAA East Regional 74-73-77/224 (+14)
t115th NCAA Championships 80-81-80-86/327 (+39)
2007-2008 (SOPHOMORE)
t48th Cougar Classic Classic 77-76-74/227 (+11)
t13th UA Ann Rhoads Intercollegiate 73-74-77/224 (+11)
t10th Lady Puerto Rico Classic 73-75-72/220 (+4)
t5th UCF Challenge 71-69-72/212 (-4)
t8th LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic 75-72-75/ (+6)
t15th Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic 76-73-80/229 (+13)
t14th Crimson Tide Classic 78-74-76/228 (+12)
DNF SEC Championship DQ-84-79/DQ (NA)
2006-2007 (FRESHMAN)
t74th Cougar Classic 78-82-79/239 (+23)
t65th Mercedes-Benz Collegiate 82-86-75/243 (+30)
t70th Derby Invitational 77-83/160 (+16)
t24th Lady Puerto Rico Classic 76-72-75/223 (+7)
t55th UCF Invitational 82-79-79/240 (+24)
t90th LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic 84-78-82/244 (+28)
t81st Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic 79-84-81/244 (+31)
t30th SEC Championship 77-73-78/228 (+12)
t54th NCAA East Regional 74-73-74/221 (+5)
t91st NCAA Championship 75-83-81-76/315 (+29)

NAIR'S CAREER BESTS:

NAIR'S CAREER STATISTICS:

18 Holes: 69 • 2008 UCF Challenge (2nd Round)
54 Holes: 212 • 2008 UCF Challenge
Tournament Finish: 1st • First Market Bank Intercollegiate
Career Top 20 Finishes: 7
Career Top 10 Finishes:
4

Year Events Rounds Strokes Avg. 18 54 72 Under Par 60s Top 10
2006-07 10 30 2,357 78.57 72 221 315 0 0 0
2007-08 8 23 1,725 75 69 212 - 2 1 3
2008-09 7 19 1,488 78.32 73 224 327 0 0 1
Totals 25 72 5,570 77.36 69 212 315 2 1 4