January 28, 2014
CLEMSON — Freshman women’s golfer Ashlan Ramsey was named both the Georgia State Golf Association’s Women’s and Girls’ Player of the Year and was co-winner of the Tommy Barnes Award, given to the GSGA’s overall players of the year for 2013.
Doug Hanzel of Savannah was the other recipient of the Tommy Barnes Award. The two were honored at the GSGA’s Player of the Year Luncheon, held at Cherokee Town in Atlanta on Jan. 18.
Ramsey has finished the year as the top junior girl in the state of Georgia each of the last three years, sharing the honor with Mariah Stackhouse of Riverdale in 2011. She won the Georgia Women’s Match Play Championship at The Legends at Chateau Elan in Braselton, clinching the win in each of her five matches without playing holes 15, 16, 17 or 18.
Ramsey also won the Georgia Women’s Amateur Championship, conducted by the Georgia Women’s Golf Association, at Glen Arven Country Club in Thomasville.
On the national circuit, Ramsey qualified for and advanced to the round of 64 at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship at the Country Club of Charleston in Charleston. She also earned victories at the Western Amateur Championship, Eastern Amateur Championship and made the cut at the LPGA’s first major championship of the year, the Kraft Nabisco Championship.