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Tai Jade 'TJ' Kliebphipat
Year: Senior
Hometown: Panorama City, CA
High School: Van Nuys
Experience: 3 Letters
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High School: Attended Van Nuys High where she was a 4-year letterwinner for coach Nancy Poll...two-time All-City Team Sectional Champion and led team to the CIF Regional Championship three times...carries a 73 stroke average and was a both a three-time Valley I League champion and MVP...received the 2009 Presidential Outstanding Academic Achievement Award.


FRESHMAN (2010-11):  One of only two golfers to play in all 10 tournaments and 29 rounds...finished tied for 13th at The Gold Rush by Golfsmith at Yorba Linda, Calif., Golf Club, shooting 234; for best 54-hole finish in regular season...season-best 221 in final 54-hole regular-season event at Mountain View Collegiate at Mountain View Golf Course in Tucson, Ariz., to finish tied for 23rd...shot 229 at West Coast Conference Tournament to place 10th and earn All-WCC first-team honors, joining teammate Victoria Fallgren as Gonzaga had two first-team All-WCC picks for first time in team history.

SOPHOMORE (2011-12):  Qualified for 35th U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon, Ore...finished in a 9-way tie for the final two of 64 spots to enter match play but was eliminated on the second playoff hole...was one of four Bulldogs to play in all 11 tournaments and 31 rounds...after opening the season with a 252 at the Circling Raven Collegiate Invitational hosted by Gonzaga, continued to show improvement over the next five outings...knocked 12 strokes off her score at the WSU Cougar Cup hosted by Washington State University to shoot 240, whacked four more off the following tournament at the Rose Collegiate in Portland, Ore., to post a 236 and tie for 28th...opened the spring season with a 226 to place seventh in the Folino Invitational at Industry Hills Golf Course-Pacific Palms that included a final-round 71 to match her career best...finished tied for ninth at the Dr. Thompson Invitational in Kane'ohe, Oahu, with a season-low 54-hole score of 227 that included a second-round 72....posted a career-best 219 in the final regular-season 54-hole event in Tucson, Ariz., at the Mountain View Collegiate, shooting 72-72-75...placed 18th in the West Coast Conference Championship at 237 as Gonzaga finished third...posted a 78.6 stroke average.

JUNIOR (2012-13):  Played in six matches…had low round of 73 in third round of WSU Cougar Cup and finished 27th with season-low 54-hole score of 228…played in three of first four events in the spring before being sidelined with a sore wrist that needed rest to heal…finished season with 81.17 stroke average and has career average of 78.72.

SENIOR (2013-14):  Played in 10 matches and 29 rounds…low round of 71 in second round of WSU Cougar Cup, finishing 20th at 234 (79-71-84)…best outing of the season was +11 at the Mountain View Collegiate, placing 42nd at 227 (76-78-73)…had final-round 72 at The Gold Rush on way to 18th-place finish at 231 (78-81-72)…placed 79th in NCAA West Regional at 238 (80-79-79)…career stroke average of 79.67.

Misc.: 3.67 GPA...from January, 2008, to November, 2009, won eight tournaments, including five Southern California PGA Toyota Tour Cup Series events on some of the most challenging course in California... played in 23 junior golf tournaments and placed in the Top 10 in 19 of them in that same time period...captured 2008 California Junior Girls Match Play Championship and the 2008 San Diego Junior Championship.