Won the GAM (Golf Association of Michigan) Championship held Aug. 20-21 at the Port Huron Golf Club in Fort Gratiot, Mich.; finished with an even-par 144 (71-73) to win the tournament by one stroke . . . Advanced to the second round of the Michigan Women's Amateur; finished 16th in stroke play to advance to match play . . . Tied for 33rd at the Michigan PGA Women's Open at Crystal Mountain Resort; tied for 10th among amateurs.
Named Michigan Miss Golf in 2011 . . . Claimed medalist honors at the 2011 MHSAA Division 1 Lower Peninsula State Championships with a 153 (78-75) and led Stoney Creek to a runner-up finish for the second straight year . . . Also claimed medalist honors at the Division 1 regionals with a 72 . . . Named the No. 1 player in the state of Michigan by The Detroit News . . . Named the September 2011 Oakland Press Female Athlete of the Month . . . Three-time MIGCA (Michigan Interscholastic Golf Coaches Association) Super Team selection (2009-11) and four-time MIGCA Division 1 All-State selection (2008-11) . . . Finished in the top five at all four MHSAA state championship tournaments during her career (first in 2011; third in 2010; second in 2009; fifth in 2008) . . . Finished in second place in stroke play at the 2011 Michigan Women's Amateur . . . Placed fourth at the 2011 GAM Championships . . . Placed third at the 2010 MHSAA Division 1 Lower Peninsula State Championships as a junior with a 152 (77-75) and helped lead Stoney Creek to a runner-up finish . . . Advanced to the semifinals at the 2009 Michigan Women's Amateur . . . Finished runner-up at the 2009 MHSAA Division 1 Lower Peninsula State Championships as a sophomore with a 155 (78-77) and helped lead Stoney Creek to a third-place showing in the team standings . . . Shot a 69 in the opening round of the 2008 MHSAA Division 1 Lower Peninsula State Championships as a freshman and finished fifth overall with a 148 (69-79); Stoney Creek placed fourth . . . Also a four-year letterwinner in basketball for Stoney Creek . . . Earned first-team Class A all-state honors her senior year and honorable mention all-state accolades her junior year . . . Also named to the Oakland County Dream Team in basketball as a junior and senior.
Born Aug. 30, 1994 . . . General management major . . . daughter of Glenn and Dawn Yurik . . . Father Glenn played golf at Wayne State University from 1979-81.
GETTING TO KNOW GABBY YURIK
When did you first start playing golf?
I started playing when I was around 7 or 8 but tournaments when I was 11.
What course did you learn to play on?
Twin Lakes Golf Club
Favorite golf memory?
Playing in the 2009 Michigan Amateur and making it to the semifinals as a 14-year-old.
Best thing about playing golf at MSU is...
I'm looking forward to finding that out myself...
10 Things I Hate About You (90's classic!)
Favorite TV shows?
Entourage, Sex and the City, anything HBO.
Ever: Jack Nicklaus. Right Now: Phil Mickelson.
Favorite club and why?
My 56 degree wedge, it's like another limb for me.
Favorite thing to do besides golf?
Play basketball or any other sport for that matter.
What's on your iPod right now?
Jason Aldean, Michael Jackson, Tupac, Billy Joel, I don't even know.
Favorite article of clothing?
Running shorts and t-shirts.
I first beat my dad in golf at the age of...?
He claims I never have.
What's your major and why?
General Management because I'm business oriented but I don't want to specialize just yet.
In 10 years, I will be...
Working my way up to being CEO of a Fortune 500 company.
Visiting my brother in Arizona with my family.
If I could live anywhere in the world, it would be...
Scottsdale, Arizona or New York City.
If I could play any course in the world, it would be...