Callista Rice

Mars Hill, N.C.
High School:
North Buncombe

Overview:    Rice is the only true freshman on the 2017-18 roster…looks to contribute in the fall semester of 2017 as Clemson will have just six healthy players for the fall as Sydney Legacy recovers from injury….comes to Clemson from Mars Hill, NC where she was a two time top 5 finisher at the State 3A Championship.

In High School: As a senior last fall at North Buncombe High School, Rice finished fifth at the State 3A Championship, her second straight top five finish and third straight top 12 finish at the state tournament… ranked third in the state of North Carolina…Rice has a pair of victories in the Dogwood State Junior Championship and was runner-up at the Vicki DeSantis Junior Tournament…. also finished third at the AJGA Ez-Go Vaughan Taylor Championship….had a victory on the PKB Junior Tour as well….as a junior at North Buncombe she was a medalist in every regular-season match for the Black Hawks before winning the 3-A Western Regional tournament….Rice placed third at the NCHSAA 3-A tournament that year with a 148 score…her stroke average for nine-hole matches was 34.5…studying Health Science as a freshman….comes to Clemson from North Buncombe High School…born Dec. 22, 1998.

Personality Profile

Favorite Golfer:  Phil Mickelson because he always has positive attitude and loves his fans

Favorite Athlete Outside of Golf:  Serena Williams she always has her game face on and I love her burning desire to compete, win, and be successful.

Favorite Course:    Osprey Point on Kiawah Island

Favorite Course I would like to Play:  Pebble Beach

Best Round:   66 at Marion Lake Club, NC

Most Memorable Shot:  Eagle (2) on par 4 number 2 at Pinehurst No. 2.

Best Part of my Game:  Putting

Part of Game I need to Improve: Pitching wedge

Dream Foursome:   Myself, Phil Mickelson, Jason Day and Jack Nicklaus

Biggest Influence:    My grandparents. They are the ones who introduced me to the game by putting me in a sand bunker and telling me to swing as hard as I could go get the ball out. And ever since then I had a love for the game.

Favorite Past time away from Golf:  I love to go on hikes and spend time with my dog

Goals after Golf:  Graduated with highest honors and awards in 4 subjects.