Claire Dury
Claire Dury

Player Profile

Palmerston North, New Zealand

High School:
Palmerston North Girls HS.


CAL: Dury enrolled at Cal for the spring semester of 2002 after attending Massey University in New Zealand for two years...named Massey's 2001 Sportswoman of the Year...ranked No. 58 nationally by Golfweek heading into the spring of a SENIOR in the fall of 2004, led New Zealand to its best-ever finish (ninth) at the World Amateur Team Championship in Puerto Rico...finished 19th (295--77-75-71-71) among all individuals...tied for 15th (230) at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational to lead the Bears...boasted the second-best stroke average on the team at a JUNIOR in 2003-04, was co-captain with Anna Temple in the fall and was awarded the Leta Nelson award (for spirit of university in terms of academics and community involvement) at the team's banquet...earned Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention...posted five top 25 outings...competed in her third NCAA Championships...tied for 11th (224) to lead Cal at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge...tied for eighth at the Topy Cup in Japan...sunk the third hole-in-one in Cal history at the Pac-10 Championships...recorded a 54-hole career-low 219 to tie for 24th at the Stanford Intercollegiate...won her match vs. Arizona State and tied her match vs. USC at the Hooters Collegiate Match Play a SOPHOMORE in 2002-03, named honorable mention All-Pac-10 and second team Pac-10 All-Academic...competed in 10 tournaments, placing in the top 20 in five of them, including four top 10 efforts...her best outing was fourth place (221) at the NCAA Central Regional, earning her all-region honors...tied for sixth (220) at the Kent Youel Invitational in Hawaii with an 18-hole career-low 69 in the first round...posted a 36-hole career-low 146 to tie for 10th at the 54-hole (223) Oregon State a REDSHIRT FRESHMAN in 2001-02, posted three top 25 showings, with a best performance being a tie for second (147) at the Bay Area Classic...tied for 12th with Vikki Laing for a team-best finish at the NCAA West Regional with a then-54-hole best of 222.

INTERNATIONAL: Has been a representative of New Zealand's senior national team since 1999...prior to that, was a junior representative from 1997-99...ranked No. 2 throughout 2001 in New Zealand senior 2001, finished fourth at the Malaysian Open, third at the Saujona Open and fifth at New Zealand's Stroke Play...selected New Zealand's Under 21 Golfer of the Year in 1999 and 2000...played on the 2000 Queen Serikit Cup team in 1999, was the winner of her country's under-23 1998, was New Zealand's under-18 champion and runner-up at the junior South Australian Championship.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Palmerston North Girls High School.

PERSONAL: Born Feb. 28, 1982, in Palmerston North, New Zealand...parents are Geoff and Margaret Dury...has an older brother, Clark...psychology major at Cal.

"I wanted to play in the Pac-10, and the weather in the Bay Area is ideal for golf. Cal is a great school academically and has a fun college environment, too."

Year	Rds	Str	Avg	Low 18	Low 36	Low 54
2001-02	23	1758	76.4	71	147	222
2002-03	30	2289	76.3	69	146	220
2003-04	30	2301	76.7	71	148	219
Fall 2004	6	452	75.3	69	142	222
TOTAL	89	6800	76.4	69	142	219
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