Yushira Budhram
Yushira Budhram

Hometown:
Morningside, South Africa

High School:
Bryanston

Last College:
Chattanooga


09/16/2012

Spartans Finish Runner-Up at Mary Fossum Invitational

Playing in her last home tournament, senior Caroline Powers claims runner-up honors.

09/15/2012

Women's Golf in Second Place at Fossum Invitational

Caroline Powers leads Spartans with an even-par 144.

09/13/2012

Women's Golf Opens Season by Hosting Mary Fossum Invitational This Weekend

Spartans will welcome 15 other schools to the 29th annual event at Forest Akers West.


2013-14 - Senior
Tied for 58th at the Mary Fossum Invitational with a 240 in her only appearance of the season.

2012-13 - Junior
Tied for 81st at the Mary Fossum Invitational with a 248 in her only appearance of the season.

2011-12 - Chattanooga
Played in one event, the Tar Heel Invitational, and had one counting round ... Compiled a perfect 4.0 in the classroom in the fall, earning Dean's List and Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

2010-11 - Chattanooga
Compiled a 79.00 scoring average in 24 rounds ... NGCA All-American Scholar ... Named to Southern Conference All-Freshman Team ... Named to Dean's List and Athletic Director's Honor Roll ... Earned SoCon Golfer of the Week honors on March 3 ... Tied for second at Kinderlou Forest Challenge ... Posted three par or better rounds with a low of 69 (-4) at Kinderlou Forest ... Closed fall season by tying for 21st at Lady Paladin Invitational ... Had 47 birdies and 223 pars for the season ... Counted in 16 of 26 team rounds.

South Africa
One of the top-ranked juniors in her country ... Won eight times not only in juniors but also ladies events ... Played an international schedule with two appearances in the 2006 and 2008 Doral-Publix Junior and Orange Bowl Junior Classics ... Finished in the top 15 at the 2006 Doral-Publix Junior ... Also participated in the 2007 MasterCard Junior Masters (Australia) and 2007 DLF Women's Indian Open (Asian Tour event), as well as the 2009 British Girls Amateur ... Achieved National Junior (Springbok) Colours while representing South Africa 11 times internationally.

Personal
Born May 19, 1991 . . . daughter of Kavi and Rita Budhram . . . Psychology major.

GETTING TO KNOW YUSHIRA BUDHRAM

When did you first start playing golf?
When I was 11.

What course did you learn to play on?
Leeuwkop Golf Course and The River Club.

Favorite golf memory?
Being in a five-hole playoff in my first tournament.

Best thing about playing golf at MSU is...
The honor of being a Spartan!

Favorite movie?
Pursuit of Happyness

Favorite TV shows?
Modern Family

Favorite golfer?
Seve Ballesteros

Favorite club and why?
Putter

Favorite thing to do besides golf?
Be amongst friends and family.

What's on your iPod right now?
Kaskade - Waves of Change

I first beat my dad in golf at the age of...?
12

What's your major and why?
Psychology. I love learning about what causes our behavior and cognition.

In 10 years, I will be...
A role model and inspiration to aspiring athletes.

If I could live anywhere in the world, it would be...
Cape Town, South Africa

If I could play any course in the world, it would be...
St. Andrew's