Laura Kueny
Laura Kueny

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Whitehall, Mich.

High School:
Whitehall


06/05/2014

Five Former Spartans Playing at Symetra Tour Event This Weekend in Battle Creek

10/18/2013

Spartans Well Represented at LPGA Qualifying Tournament

Current Spartan Christine Meier and former Spartan All-Americans Laura Kueny and Caroline Powers will participate in the final round of the LPGA Qualifying Tournament Dec. 4-8 in Daytona Beach, Fla.

05/08/2013

Spartan Women's Golf Travels to Oklahoma for NCAA Central Regional

Ninth-seeded MSU looking for a top-eight finish to qualify for the NCAA Championships.

04/24/2013

No. 25 Spartan Women's Golf Looking for Three-Peat at Big Ten Championships

Big Ten Championships set for Friday-Sunday (April 26-28) at the Donald Ross Course in French Lick, Ind.


At a Glance
Owns the best career stroke average in school history with a 74.60 average ... Had 16 career top-five finishes, along with 23 in the top 10 ... Named the 2010 Big Ten Women's Golfer of the Year ... Three-time first-team All-Big Ten selection ... Her 73.85 average in 2009-10 was the lowest season average in program history ... Won two career tournaments (2007 Mary Fossum Invitational, 2010 Lady Buckeye Invitational) ... Is the only Spartan to shoot two rounds of 68, which is tied for the lowest single-round score in program history ... Owns the lowest 36-hole tournament score (140) and ranks second for 54-holes (212) and 72-holes (286) at MSU ... Qualified for the 2010 U.S. Women's Open and participated in the 2010 World University Golf Championships.

2009-10 - Senior
Named the Big Ten Golfer of the Year after shooting for a 73.85 average, the best single-season average in school history ... Kueny is only the second Spartan to earn Big Ten Golfer of the Year honors (Emily Bastel, 2002) ... Garnered second-team All-America honors by the National Golf Coaches Association ... Named first-team All-Big Ten for the third straight year, becoming only the fifth player at MSU to accomplish that feat (Lisa Marino, Kasey Gant, Sara Brown and Bastel) ... Posted five top-five and eight top-10 finishes in the team's 11 events ... Finished the season ranked No. 20 in the Golfweek/Sagarin ratings ... Led team with 77 birdies and 10 sub-par rounds ... Opened the season with a ninth-place finish at the Mary Fossum Invitational ... Tied for fifth at the Lady Northern Invitational ... Shot a career-low 212 (69-72-71) to tie for second at the Tar Heel Invitational as the Spartans won the tournament and carded a school record score of 860 ... Had another top-10 finish by tying for seventh at the Regional Challenge ... Tied for ninth at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic in Athens, Ga. ... Tied for first after 54 holes at the Gator Invitational with a score of 212 (73-68-71), which matched her career low, but took runner-up honors after falling on the third playoff hole ... Her 68 in the second round tied for the lowest single-round at MSU ... Claimed medalist honors at the Lady Buckeye Invitational with a score of 227 (78-76-73), her second career tournament victory ... Tied an MSU single-round record with a 68 in the second round of the Big Ten Championships and finished third at the event with a total score of 286 (72-68-74-72), the second-lowest 72-hole score in program history ... In her final career tournament, tied for 31st at the NCAA Central Regional.

Summer 2009
Nearly claimed the Michigan Women's Open championship, but finished second to former Spartan and current LPGA golfer Allison Fouch ... Kueny led or was tied for the lead the entire tournament up until the final hole, when Fouch birdied the par-5 18th ... Kueny closed with a 7-under 209 (66-71-72) and finished as the top amateur at the event ... placed fifth at the GAM Women's Championship.

2008-09 - Junior
Named a Golfweek second-team All-American after producing a scoring average of 74.50, which ranks fourth best in MSU single-season history ... Also earned NGCA Division I All-America honorable mention honors ... Posted six top-five and eight top-10 finishes in the team's 12 stroke play events, leading the team in eight of those outings ... Named a first-team All-Big Ten selection for the second straight season ... Finished the season ranked No. 18 in the Golfweek/Sagarin ratings ... Tied for second at the Mary Fossum Invitational with a 218 (73-73-72), helping the Spartans win the team title ... Led the team at the Tar Heel Invitational, tying for 17th with a 224 (75-75-74) ... Tied for second with a score of 221 at the Lady Northern Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind. (77-72-72) ... After tying for fourth in stroke play during Hooters Match Play qualifying, Kueny helped lead the Spartans past top-seed UCLA in the first round of match play with a 4 and 3 victory over the Bruins' 13th-ranked Sydnee Michaels ... Also defeated Duke's 10th-ranked Mina Harigae, 2 and 1, in the semifinals ... Named Big Ten Golfer of the Week after placing first at the Fort Myers Challenge in a dual against Ohio State with a round of 71 ... Tied for 24th at the Regional Challenge in Palos Verdes, Calif., with a score of 234 (77-79-78) ... Led the team by placing seventh at the Central District Invitational ... Registered a fourth-place finish at the Bryans National Collegiate in Greensboro, N.C., with a 219 ... Shot a season-best 218 (74-69-75) at the Lady Buckeye Invitational to take second place ... Finished second at the Big Ten Championship in Purdue by shooting a 307 (76-78-78-75) ... Produced another top-10 finish at the NCAA Central Regional in Columbus, Ohio, tying for seventh with a 224 (73-74-77) ... In her first appearance at the NCAA Championships, placed 48th with a score of 305 (74-76-80-75).

Summer 2008
Tied for the seventh at the Michigan Tournament of Champions, finishing as the top female and top amateur in the field, shooting a six-under par 210 (71-69-70) ... Tied for first after stroke play and advanced to the round of 16 at the Women's TRANS Amateur Championship ... Advanced to 2008 U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying.

2007-08 - Sophomore
A First Team All-Big Ten selection ... Ended the season ranked No. 48 in the country by Golfweek and No. 50 by Golfstat ... Second on the team with a 75.03 stroke average, good for seventh all-time in a single season ... Also second on the team with 73 birdies and 89.7 rounds counted ... Led the team with seven sub-par rounds ... Won one tournament and posted four top-five finishes ... Was the top Spartan finisher in six tournaments, including the Big Ten Championship and the NCAA West Regional ... A Golfworld Midseason All-American ... Opened the season by winning the Mary Fossum Invitational with a career-low 214 (71-70-73), earning her Golfweek National Player of the Week accolades ... Her three-round total of 214 is tied for fifth in the MSU record books ... Finished alone in second at the Lady Northern at 215 (75-69-71), which is the seventh lowest 54-hole score in Spartan history ... Had her third top-two finish in the fall's first four tournaments with a 218 (75-69-74) to tie for second at the Landfall Tradition ... Went 1-0-1 at the Hooters Match Play Championship, tying Ginny Brown of Tennessee and beating Purdue's Christel Boeljon, 2 & 1 ... Tied for 12th at the Central District Invitational at 227 (76-76-75) ... Ended the regular season with a top-10 finish at the Lady Buckeye, tying for eighth with a 228 (77-76-75) ... Was the top Spartan finisher at the Big Ten Championship, tying for fourth and earning All-Championship honors with a 297 (78-73-71-75) ... Again was the top MSU golfer at the NCAA West Regional, tying for 17th at 220 (71-77-72).

Summer 2007
Won the Fidra Midwest Collegiate Series event at the Firestone Country Club with an even-par 144 (72-72) ... Followed by winning The Medalist in Marshal, Mich., with a 10-over-par 154 (75-79) ... Advanced to the match play round of 32 at the Women's Western Golf Association Championships ... Posted second-best score in qualifying rounds with a 141 (72-69) ... Won first round match over Kelsey Johnson, 6 and 5 ... Won Trans National Women's Golf Association Championship ... Finished in a tie for 13th at the Michigan Women's Open.

2006-07 - Freshman
Averaged 75.75 strokes per round ... Posted 22 birdies ... 11 of her 12 rounds were counted for MSU, the highest percentage on the team ... Finished a team-high fourth at the Lady Nothern with a 220 (74-71-75) ... Also took eighth at the Landfall Tradition with a 226 (77-75-74) ... Placed in the top 35 in all four tournaments.

Summer 2006
Advanced to match play at Women's Trans National Golf Association Amateur Championship ... Part of winning squad at Founders Challenge ... Qualified for the Westfield Junior.

Junior Golf
Finished second in 1999 and 3rd in 2002 at Optimist International Junior Championship ... Won Westfield State Qualifier with a score of 143 (70-73) ... Won Ludington Invitational with a score of 69.

High School
Four-year member of the golf team and two-time state champion in at Whitehall ... Twice named Miss Golf in Michigan ... Captured 2006 Division 3 State Championship by shooting even-par 144 (72-72) at Forest Akers West Golf Course ... Won 2005 Division 3 State Championship shooting 137 (67-70) at Forest Akers East Golf Course ... As a junior was the medalist in all but two events.

Personal
Born March 30, 1988 ... Daughter of Jim and Karen Kueny ... Geography major.