Women's Golf



Women’s Golf Readies For NCAA Regional

The Irish are the No. 12 seed in Madison, Wisconsin


Irish Vault Into Top-10 After Two Rounds At Bryan National Collegiate

Ayer sits third overall after a 73-71 to open the tournament


Spring Season Continues For Irish Women’s Golf

Notre Dame will play in the Westbrook Spring Invitational for the fourth consecutive season


Women's Golf Finishes Seventh At The Florida State Match-Up

Emma Albrecht and Abby Heck led the Irish


Women's Golf In Sixth At The Florida State Match-Up

Emma Albrecht is tied for ninth with one round to play

As A Sophomore

  • Finished the 2017-18 season with a 75.96 stroke average (fifth-lowest on the team).
  • Carded one under par round and competed in nine tournaments for the Irish in 2017-18.
  • Tied for 36th at the 2017 Bettie Lou Evans Invitational (Oct. 6-8). Competing as an individual, she shot 81-71-78=230 (+14).
  • Made her season debut in the starting five for the Irish at The Landfall Tradition (Oct. 27-29), shooting rounds of 74-84=158 (+14).
  • Concluded the Florida State Matchup (Feb. 9-11) shooting rounds of 74-77-76 (+11).
  • Finished the Westbrook Invitational (Feb. 25-26) second among the Irish, shooting rounds of 74-71-71=216 (E) to tie for 33rd.
  • Shot rounds of 73-71-82=226 (+10) at the Bryan National Collegiate (April 6-8) to conclude the regular season.
  • Tied for 34th at the ACC Championships (April 21-23), shooting rounds of 75-79-73=227 (+11).

As A Freshman
  • Finished the 2016-17 season with a 77.08 stroke average (5th lowest on team).
  • Finished T-4th on team with even and under par rounds, carding two, one round under par and one round at even par.
  • Competed in eight of Notre Dame’s nine events in the 2016-17 season, starting in the top five all of those events.
  • 16 of her 24 rounds counted towards the team score.
  • Finished 59th at the opening fall tournament, The Schooner Fall Classic (Sept. 24- 26) shooting rounds of 77-80-79=236 (+23).
  • Finished T-48th at the Jim West Challenge (Oct. 9-10) shooting rounds of 71-77-76=224 (+8).
  • Finished T-25th at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational (Oct. 17-18) shooting rounds of 80-75-70=225 (+9).
  • Finished T-60th at The Landfall Tradition (Oct. 28-30) shooting rounds of 79-72-77=228 (+12).
  • Finished T-60th at the opening spring tournament, the Seminole Match-Up (Feb. 10-12) shooting rounds of 80-77-79.
  • Finished T-63rd at the Westbrook Spring Invitational (Feb. 26-27) shooting rounds of 76-74-81=231 (+15).
  • Finished T-46th at the Notre Dame Clover Cup (Mar. 17-19) shooting rounds of 77-75-75=227 (+11).
  • Finished T-89 at the Bryan National Collegiate (Mar. 31-  Apr. 02) shooting rounds of 84-73-86=243 (+27).


  • 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). 

  • 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. 
  • Majoring in Anthropology with a supplementary Japanese major.

Year Tournaments Rds/Tm Rds Count Strokes Average Top 18 Top 36 Top 54 BestFinish
2016-17  9 24/16 16 1,850 77.08 70 (-2) 148 224 (+8) T-25th Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational 
Totals 9 24/16 16 1,850 77.08 70 (-2) 148 224(+8) T-25th Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational

Mia Ayer
Mia  Ayer


Waco, Texas

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