Meet the Wildcats: Zoe Collins


LEXINGTON, Ky. – In preparation for the Kentucky women's golf team's return to the course in late January for the all-important spring season, UKathletics.com will be featuring a profile on each of the Wildcats in the "Meet the Wildcats" series. The weekly series is an opportunity to get to know a little more about the 2015-16 Kentucky women's golf team.

The series continues this week with freshman Zoe Collins.

Collins is in her first season at Kentucky after a standout junior career where she was a two-time tournament winner. She captured her first title at the Berkshire Girls Championship in 2014, won the IMG Golf Laurel Oak Country Club title in 2015 and placed third at the Stoke Park Ladies Open in 2014. 

Collins was a frequent competitor on the international scene as a junior. She tied for 19th at the 2014 Irish Girls Open and reached the semifinals of match play at the 2014 Irish Girls Close.

Over the summer, she posted a pair of top-five finishes at the Stoke Park Ladies Open and the Irish Ladies Interprovincials. She has not competed in a tournament yet as a Wildcat.

Here’s a bit more on Collins:

Bio Blast

Full Name: Zoe Collins
Date of Birth: Oct. 28, 1996
Hometown: Galway, Ireland  
High School: IMG Academy
Parents: Brendan and Joan Collins  
Siblings: Niall (20), Jade (16)
Twitter: @zoeecollins
Instagram: @zooecollins
Major: Biology
Nickname(s): None

Meet Zoe 


She chose Kentucky because ... of the amazing coaching staff, the team and the facilities. I felt that I would not only be able to improve my golf but be a part of something much larger.

Here favorite part about UK is ... the incredible Wildcat pride.

Her favorite thing to do when she's not playing golf is ... read. 

Her favorite golfer who she molds her game after is ... Jordan Spieth. 

Her favorite movie is ... Sunshine on Leith.

Her pre-tournament superstitions are ... she has to listen to the same songs before every round in a tournament.

Her most memorable moments as a golfer is ... her hole-in-one.

A talent she wishes she had is ... being able to whistle.

The one TV show she never misses is ... Modern Family.

The one course she wants to play is ... Augusta.

If she could play golf with a dream foursome, she would invite ... just Jordan Spieth and Annika Sorenstam. 

Kentucky returns to the course Jan. 31 vs. Louisville.

As always, fans can follow the team on TwitterFacebook and Instagram, as well as on the web at UKathletics.com, for the latest Kentucky women’s golf information.