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Madelyn Gamble Ready to Enjoy NCAA Regionals Opportunity

Madelyn Gamble Ready to Enjoy NCAA Regionals Opportunity

Madelyn Gamble is nearing the end of her junior year at Washington State, and with an extensive resume with the Washington State women’s golf team already, possibly the largest moment of her career so far is underway.

Gamble is from Pleasant Hill, California, where she attended Carondelet High School and quickly made a name for herself in the junior golf scene. Throughout her time in high school, Gamble competed in tournaments such as the 2019 USGA Girls Junior Championship, USGA Women’s Amateur Championship, and even won the 2020 Northern California Golf Association Junior Championship.

By the end of her senior year, Gamble was named the Northern California Junior Player of the Year and ranked the 75th best women’s junior golfer in the country according to AJGA Rolex Rankings.

However, before Gamble was even finished with her playing career at Pleasant Hill, WSU was interested in bringing her to Pullman.

“WSU contacted me June of my junior year,” Gamble said. “I was always kind of interested in Washington State, but I never knew much about the school. I really liked the atmosphere in Pullman and the small-town feel.”

By the time her freshman year came around, Gamble quickly made a name for herself. In her first collegiate tournament at the Badger invitational, Gamble finished tied for third shooting an even par. The highlight of her tournament came in the second round, where she shot 4-under, good for the 13th lowest round in school history, in just her first tournament.

This hot start to her college golf career gave Gamble all the confidence she needed to showcase her skills at this level.

“I proved to myself that I belong in the collegiate level and that I’m capable of playing well,” Gamble explained.

After a promising freshman year which saw three top-15 finishes and one top-three finish, Gamble grew as a player, but also credits that year to the growth she saw off the course in accepting a new home.

“My freshman year was so pivotal for me,” Gamble explained. “I was challenged on and off the golf course, moving away from home, being on a new team, getting to know new coaches. When I arrived here, I wasn’t good with change but now I’m a lot more accepting of change.”

Going into her sophomore year, Gamble felt fewer outside distractions compared to her freshman year, and it showed on the course.

To start her sophomore year Gamble saw two top-20 finishes…


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