Graduated from Midway High School in Waco, Texas ... tied for 11th at 2016 Texas Region II-6A Tournament (150, +8), placing second among individual participants to book her ticket for state tournament ... tied for 13th at 2016 Texas Class 6A state tournament (150, +8) ... won 2015 Texas District 16-6A tournament (142, -2) ... tied for 10th at 2015 Texas Region II-6A Tournament (152, +10), advancing to state tournament on second sudden-death playoff hole ... tied for 32nd at 2015 Texas Class 6A state tournament (162, +18) ... won 2014 Texas District 8-5A tournament (154, +12) ... placed second at 2014 Texas Region I-5A tournament (142, -2) ... tied for eighth at 2014 Texas Class 5A state tournament (148, +8) ... did not play varsity golf as a freshman.
Logged 77.33 stroke average in abbreviated three-tournament American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) season during 2016 calendar year, highlighted by eighth-place finish in Bishops Gate Golf Academy Junior Championship at Horseshoe Bay (227, +11) ... compiled 75.76 stroke average in nine AJGA tournaments during 2015 calendar year, posting six top-10 finishes, including runner-up showings at the Insperity Invitational AJGA Junior Championship (73, +1) and Lockton Kansas City Junior (220, +4) ... added four more top-10 finishes, including two tournament wins during 2014 AJGA season ... won 2014 AJGA Junior at Southwind and AJGA/CJGA (Canadian Junior Golf Association) Junior Championship ... finished 10th on points list during 2013 Legends Junior Tour season after posting four top-five finishes, including runner-up placements at Bluebonnet Championship (148, +4) and AJGA Abilene Junior ... registered 77.92 stroke average in 12 tournaments on Texas Junior Golf Tour during 2012-13 season, posting three wins and 10 top-10 finishes ... earned victories at 2013 Fazio Challenge at Stonebriar (153, +9), 2013 Hyatt Hill Country Championship (154, +10) and 2013 Traditions Spring Break Invitational at A&M (151, +7).
Two-time second-team all-state selection (2013-14 and 2015-16) ... three-time all-region choice (first team in 2013-14 and 2015-16, second team in 2014-15) ... three-time first-team all-district honoree (2013-14 through 2015-16) ... National Merit Commended Scholar and National Honor Society member ... as of June 27, 2016, she ranked No. 12 in Class of 2016 by National Junior Golf Scoreboard ... ranked No. 24 according to Golfweek
Power 50 ... ranked No. 26 by Golfweek
/Sagarin junior rankings ... ranked No. 27 by AJGA/Polo rankings.
Daughter of Dr. Kae Hosoda-Ayer and Dr. Christopher Ayer ... will be the third native Texan to play for Notre Dame, all within the past decade (Stacy Brown from The Woodlands from 2004-07, and Talia Campbell from Dallas from 2013-16) ... mother is assistant professor of piano at Baylor University School of Music and is a concert pianist ... father is professor of music at Stephen F. Austin State University and is a renowned clarinetist ... parents have performed together throughout North America and Asia as group called Duo Karudan ... enrolled in Notre Dame's unique First Year of Studies program, which offers students the opportunity to explore various areas of special interest and obtain a foundation in liberal education before declaring a major ... indicated an interest in studying biology at Notre Dame.