Denver shoots 27-over in opening round
One-round dual set for Sunday between two teams
Denver with highest ranking since 2010
Pioneers Tie No. 1 Alabama and Beat No. 2 Southern California after Day One of Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic
Denver will hold second seed heading into match play, will face Oklahoma State
Denver looking to defend league championship from last season
Lindsay Kuhle (Hulwick) was named the second women's golf head coach at the University of Denver in February, 2013. Kuhle (Hulwick) spent seven seasons on the DU staff from 2005-12, including three as an associate head coach. Kuhle also spent the 2012-13 season at the University of Georgia as an assistant coach.
Kuhle will be entering her sixth season as DU's head coach in 2017-18, Kuhle's guidance of the Pioneers in her first first campaign saw her recognized as the WAC Coach of the Year in 2013 and the Summit League Coach of the Year in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 and five conference/league championships.
The Crimson and Gold kept up the tradition of success in 2016-17. Denver was able to rally in the final round of the Summit League Championship to lock up its fourth straight league championship. The Pioneers then posted a 12th-place finish at the NCAA Regional, its highest since 2010. Kuhle's coaching also led to three golfers earning All-Summit League status.
DU continued its dominant ways during the 2015-16 en route to securing its third straight league championship. Denver set a league record for lowest team score in a 54-hole tournament at 878. The Pioneers also had three golfers earn All-Summit League honors, including Jessica Carty being named Golfer of the Year. Kuhle also coached four members of the team that made the WGCA All-Amercian Scholar team.
The 2014-2015 season was a banner year for the Pioneers as Kuhle coached five All-Summit League performers, two All-Tournament team members, the Summit League Individual Champion, the Summit League Team Champions and two WGCA Academic All-Americans
In 2013-2014 season, Kuhle guided five All-Conference Summit League performers, four All-Tournament team members, the Summit League Individual Champion, Summit League Team Champions, and two WGCA Academic- All Americans, three players named to the Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence team, as well as Tonje Daffinrud to WGCA First Team All-American and named Summit League Player of the year, Mariell Bruun was named Summit League Newcomer of the year, and was named Summit League Coach of the year in 2014 .
In 2014, Kuhle coached Tonje Daffinrud to a national appearance at the NCAA Championship in Tulsa as an individual. Daffinrud was a two-time All-American selection and last year a First Team NGCA All-American.
Daffinrud, senior had seven Top-12 finishes, the lowest season scoring average in Pioneer history, 72.21, and was the 9th best player in Golfstat Individual rankings for the 2013-2014 season. She was also named to the Summit League All-Academic team.
In 2013 as first year head coach, coached four All-Conference WAC performers, WAC Individual Champion, WAC Team Champion, and 4 WGCA Academic-All Americans, Tonje Daffinrud to the Golfweek All-American team, and was named WAC Coach of the year in 2013.
During her first stint at DU, Kuhle (Hulwick) helped the Pioneers to seven straight Sun Belt Conference Championships and seven consecutive Regional Championship appearances, as well as the program's first-ever regional crown at the 2008-09 East Regional in Gainesville, Fla.
Kuhle (Hulwick) also helped the Pioneers to three straight NCAA National Championship appearances (2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-09) and once as individual (2009-10), including the program's best finish of fifth at the 2009 Championships. As an associate head coach, she coached two All-Americans; Stephanie Sherlock, a three time NGCA All-American and Dawn Shockley.
Since 2005, she has coached 5 WGCA All-Americans, 35 WGCA All-Scholar athletes, 10 conference team champions, 24 team titles, 17 individual titles, and 10 years (2005-2015) end of season National Golfstat ranking in the top 55.
Kuhle (Hulwick) came to Denver after a very successful college career at Tulane, where she was an all-conference performer all four years, including a first team all-conference selection as a sophomore. She was also named Tulane Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2005. A native of Colorado, Hulwick graduated in 2005 from Tulane with a Bachelor of Science in management with a concentration in finance.
It was during her time at Tulane where she made her mark on the golf course. She qualified for three consecutive U.S. Women's Amateur Championships from 2002-04 and finished as the low amateur at the 2004 Colorado Women's Open.
In 2005, she won the Colorado Women's State Amateur Stroke Play. She was a first-team All-Conference USA selection in 2003, a second-team selection in 2004 and a third team selection in 2005. She also helped her team to the first of back-to-back conference championships. In her four-year career with the Green Wave, Kuhle (Hulwick) recorded 14 top-10 finishes, a tournament win at the 2002 Green Wave Classic in New Orleans, La., and finished with a 76.85 scoring average. In 2005, Kuhle was named the Tulane University student-female athlete of the year. That year she played in the NCAA Tournament and helped Tulane to a 15th place result.
Excellent in the classroom as well, Kuhle (Hulwick) was on the Tulane Athletic 3.0 GPA or Above Club all four years, made the Dean's List on six separate occasions, and was named a National Golf Coaches Association Academic All-American her senior year.
A very successful junior golfer, Kuhle (Hulwick) has been taught by one of the country's finest golf teachers, Mike McGetrick, since she was 10 years old. She attended Heritage High School where she finished second in the state championship in 2000 and third in 1998. She was a member of the Colorado Junior America's Cup team from 1998-2001 and qualified for two U.S. Junior Amateur Championships, in 1998 and 2001. In 2000, she won the Colorado Junior Amateur Championship.
Kuhle has been an LPGA member since 2007 and is a Class A teaching and club professional.
Kuhle's (Hulwick) older brother John, played for the DU men's team from 1999-2002. She is a LPGA Teaching and Club Professional Class A member and completed her master's degree in sport and performance psychology at DU in 2012. She married A.J. Kuhle in July of 2013 and the couple recently had a daughter, Lucy Elizabeth Kuhle, who was born in October of 2014.
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