USC Women's Golf Adds Talented Alabama Transfer Michaela Morard
Five-time Rolex All-American and Augusta National Women's Amateur participant Michaela Morard, who boasts a resume packed with junior and amateur success, has signed a commitment to play at USC, Trojan Head Coach Justin Silverstein announced today.
Morard is transferring to USC after one season competing for Alabama. She will have three years of eligibility remaining.
"High-level playing experience is something that we value more than any other attribute in our players and Michaela is someone who possesses just that," Silverstein said. "With her current world ranking of 123, and a highest ranking of 71, she has proven over the past few years that she is one of the best amateur golfers in the world.
"Michaela bolsters our young and talented roster and we look forward to her playing a key role in our pursuit of Pac-12 and NCAA championships for years to come."
The Huntsville, Ala., native comes to Los Angeles with a suitcase full of experience on the national and international level, having represented the U.S. at the 2019 Junior Solheim Cup (where she teamed with current USC rising sophomores Brianna Navarrosa and Christine Wang in a winning effort), the 2019 Toyota Junior World Cup and at the 2018 World Junior Girls. She is also a two-time AJGA Wyndham Cup team member.
Morard, who qualified for and made the cut in seven USGA events, won her first professional event in 2020 at the Tennessee Women's Open. Also in 2020, she advanced to match play in both the North & South Women's Amateur and U.S. Women's Amateur.
Morard is a three-time AJGA Junior All-Star Team pick and a six-time AJGA champion with wins at the 2017 Justin Rose Invitational and the 2018 AJGA Girls Championship.
She is a five-time Alabama State Girls Junior champion and a two-time Alabama Women's Amateur Stroke Play champion, setting the all-time scoring record of 21-under 195 (63-66-66) in 2018.
A graduate of Randolph School in Huntsville, Morard has nine career Alabama Golf Association State Titles: Alabama Girls State Junior Championship (2015, 2017-2020), Alabama Women's State Amateur Championship (2019), Alabama Women's Stroke Play Championship (2016, 2018) and the Alabama Women's Four-Ball Championship (2015 with Michaela Williams).
She was the 2020 Alabama Girls State Junior Player of the Year and was a three-time AGA Girl Junior Player of the Year (2017-19).