BOULDER – Sabrina Iqbal, a former All-Big 12 Conference performer and one of the top 100 amateurs in the world, will join the University of Colorado women’s golf team as a graduate transfer for the 2023-24 season, head coach Anne Kelly announced on Wednesday.
A native of San Jose, Calif., Iqbal is a 2022 graduate of Texas Christian where she closed her Horned Frogs career as the program’s leader in stroke average at 72.9, birdies with 357 and rounds of par or better with 59. She had a career-low 71.8 stroke average as a senior in 2021-22, earning All-Big 12 honors.
Iqbal tied for fourth at the 2022 NCAA Albuquerque Regional, recording par on TCU’s final hole to send the Horned Frogs to the NCAA Championship round with a fourth-place team finish. She had 21 rounds of par or better and 114 birdies as a senior, ranking as the second-best, single-season marks in team history.
A three-time Academic All-Big 12 selection, Iqbal has two collegiate tournament wins, including the 2022 edition of The Bruzzy in Fort Worth, Texas, where she set at TCU 18-hole record with a 9-under-par, 63, in the final round to earn medalist honors at 11-under, 205. She was co-medalist at the Maryb S. Kauth Invitational in San Antonio as a freshman in 2018.
Iqbal, who used the 2022-23 season to work on her game, is ranked 91st in the latest World Amateur Golf Rankings. She participated in the Augusta National Women’s Amateur for the second time this past April.
Iqbal was a four-time Junior Tour of Northern California Player of the Year and won the 2014 CIF state title at Pioneer High School. She won the 2016 California Women’s Amateur Championship and was a two-time NCGA Women’s Player of the Year. Iqbal made the Round of 16 at the 2019 U.S. Girls Junior Amateur, played in the 2019 U.S. Women’s Open and was the runner up at the 2022 Texas Women’s Open.
“We are tremendously excited that Sabrina chose Colorado for her fifth season of college golf,” Kelly said. She is a very accomplished player and brings a wealth of tournament and collegiate experience with her. We are really looking forward to having Sabrina become a Buff.”
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