I was born on January 15th in 1992. I was raisied in Edgerton, Wisconsin, which is also the home town of Steve Stricker. I graduated from Edgerton in 2010. My parents are Brad and Leslie Ferrell. My father is the Vice President of Finance at Madison Newspapers and my mother is a 6th, 7th, and 8th grading reading specialist. I have one younger sister, Brooke, who is a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and she is a student-athlete majoring in marketing. I turned pro in 2014 after I graduated from Michigan State University.
Michigan State University
I had the amazing opportunity to play for Michigan State Spartans from 2010 to 2014. In the four years that I was at Michigan State, I won three Big Ten Championships as a team in 2011, 2012, and 2014. I won my first collegiate event in 2014 at the Central District Invitational. In 2014, I was named MSU Female Athlete of the Year.
Professional Golf Career
First Year Pro
I started the summer of 2014 competing in the Wisconsin Women's Open, Illinois Women's Open, Michigan Women's Open, and the Ohio Women's Open. I then went to Qualifying school in the fall of 2014 in California. Things did not go as planned and left me with very limited status on the Symetra Tour. I stil made sure to fill my schedule and pursue my career. This schedule included the Arizona Women's Open, four SunCoast Events and three trips to Canada. I caught my big break July 4th weekend in 2015 and gained entrance into my first symetra event.
Rookie Symetra Season
On July 4th weekend I played in my first symetra event at the Tullymore Classic. My dad was on the bag and it was a weekend I will never forget because it was the opporunitiy I was waiting for. After this event I competed in six other events on the Symetra Tour. I only missed one cut out of those six events. I was fortunate to be high enough on the money list to get out of Stage One of Qualifying School! I competed in Stage Two and made it through to the third and final stage of Qualifiying School in Daytona Beach, FL at LPGA International. I was unable to receieve any LPGA status from Qualifying School, but gained full status on the Symetra Tour.
Full Symetra Status Season
I was able to play in 20 Symetra Tour events and made 14 cuts. It was a very busy summer, but I was doing what I love so I thoroughly enjoyed myself! I made just over $24,600 during the season, which put me 35th on the Volvik Race for the Card Official Money List. With this, I was able to bypass both Stage One & Two of Qualifying School and be exempt directly into Stage Three. It was a very exciting tournament as I earned partial status on the LPGA Tour for the 2017 season! I am currently planning my golf schedule for the upcoming season. It is a new challenge to schedule both Symetra & LPGA events, but it is so exciting!
Partial LPGA Status/Full Symetra Status Season
It was an amazing year full of both ups and downs. I was able to experience the LPGA from inside the ropes and loved every opportunity I was able to get. When I wasn't playing in LPGA events, I was playing in Symetra events. I made just over $22,400 between the two tours this year. I wasn't able to keep my LPGA card through the money list or at Q-School, but I learned a lot about myself and how to play at that level. I know I will be back! In the meantime, I will play a full Symetra schedule in the summer of 2018 and try to earn my LPGA card through the Volvik Race for the Card Official Money List!
Full Symetra Status Season
My season got off to a slower start than I wanted and I had to grind week after week to keep my golf game in check. I am so glad I didn't give up because just when I thought I didn't have the same game I used to have, I won my first event on the Symetra Tour! My sister caddied for me for my win in Kansas and her fiancé was there to cheer me on as well. I jumped into the Top-30 of the Symetra Tour money list and continued to play well for the remainder of the season. I am now competing in Q-Series, which is the final stage of Qualifying School to see which tour I will play on next year!
Symetra Tour Career
Symetra 2015 (73.05)
Symetra 2016 (72.68)
Symetra 2017 (73.06)
Symetra 2018 (72.28)
*MSU Female Athlete of the Year-2014
*Academic All Big-Ten 2012-13, 2013-14
*Second Team All Big-Ten 2013, 2014
*Big Ten All-Championship Team 2013, 2014
*Tied 1st Central District Invitational
2018 Symetra Stats
*Driving Distance - 247 yards
*Driving Accuracy - 77.18%
*Greens In Regulation - 69.44%
*Putting Average - 30.52
*Official Money List - 25th