Contributed by Gregory
Auburn junior Mychael O’Berry was selected by the Alabama Golf Association (AGA) as the 2020 Women’s Amateur Player of the Year, the organization announced last Wednesday.
O’Berry earned the honor for her performance in the preceding tournament season and was chosen by the AGA as the number one golfer based on a season-long ranking system.
“This means a lot to me, especially considering the year we’ve all had,” O’Berry said. “I’m thankful that I had the chance to play golf this summer. The AGA has always been so fun to play in, and I’ve met some of my best friends through it. I’m just super grateful.”
The highlight for O’Berry came in June when the Hoover native finished first at the 30th Alabama Women’s Stroke Play Championship. She shot 2-under (70-70-71=211) to win the event by two strokes and made 10 birdies over the three rounds.
O’Berry also advanced to the Round of 64 at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship in August after finishing tied for eighth overall through two rounds of stroke play.
In the fall, O’Berry placed 22nd or better in all three tournaments she played in for Auburn and capped the campaign with a fourth-place individual finish at the Liz Murphey Fall Collegiate Classic. Twice the junior shot under 70, firing a career-low 68 (-4) in the third round of The Ally at Old Waverly and following that with a 69 (-3) at the Liz Murphey.
Auburn teammate Megan Schofill earned a similar honor in December when she was named the 2020 Florida Women’s Amateur Player.