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 Golda Johansson Borst
Golda Johansson Borst

Position:
Head Coach


04/19/2013

Wildcats Tied for Third after Day one of SEC Championships

Freshman Sarah Harris tied for first overall at 1-over-par.

04/04/2013

Moir Named 2012-13 Davis SEC Female Community Service Leader of the Year

Louisville, Ky., native becomes second Wildcat to receive the award and will earn $10,000 post-graduate scholarship for her efforts in the community.

04/04/2013

Wildcats Head to Oxford for Rebel Intercollegiate

UK to compete in final tournament of the spring before SEC Tournament.

03/21/2013

Wildcats Prepare for LSU Tiger Golf Classic

Kentucky is set to compete in third tournament of spring season.

02/12/2013

Women's Golf Closes Strong, Finishes Eighth in Puerto Rico Classic

Wildcats equal the third-lowest round of the day as Albrecht paces the squad at even par.

09/05/2013

Kentucky Women's Golf Practice - 8/29/13

Action photos of the Kentucky women's golf team during a practice round at the University Club. (Chet White/UK Athletics)

Golda Johansson Borst enters her fourth season as the head coach of the women's golf team following a record breaking season in 2012-13 as the Wildcats broke the program season scoring average record while leading Kentucky to a third consecutive postseason appearance, the first time the program has made consecutive appearances in the NCAA Tournament since the Wildcats made four consecutive appearances from 1995-98.

In her third season at the helm, Borst's squad broke the program season scoring average by 3.63 strokes, which was previously set in 2011-12. Kentucky brought home a first-place finish in the very first tournament of the season, the Old Waverly Bulldog Invitational. For the season, UK finished with three top-five finishes, including fifth-place at the SEC Championship.

Borst wrapped up her second year as the Kentucky coach, continuing on the path of taking the program to new heights as the Wildcats improved their scoring average by 1.57 strokes. Kentucky earned an 8-stroke victory at the Bettie Lou Evans Fall Invitational, the first win for the program since 2009 and three top-five finishes, the most in a season since the 2005-06 team recorded five top-five finishes. The Wildcats' six top-10 finishes is the most since the 2008-09 team recorded seven.

Under the guidance of Borst, three Wildcats recorded scoring averages that place in the top-18 in program history, including Ashleigh Albrecht finishing her senior year with the best season scoring average in program history at 75.07. Albrecht also added on to her school record of par or better rounds, delivering eight in the 2012-13 season to increase her program career-best to 26. Liz Breed recorded five par or better rounds in her junior campaign as the Wildcats total par or better rounds reached 22 on the year.

Borst's first season at the helm exhibited a step in the process of bringing the Wildcats to new heights, using her wealth of experience as a player and coach on both the Southeastern Conference and national level. In just her first season, the Wildcats recorded their second and third lowest rounds in program history, shooting a 287 in the first round of the UCF Challenge, and a 288 in the third round of the Cougar Classic. Kentucky's scoring average of 306.30 was, at the time, the second best mark in program history; now third in program history as the 2011-12 posted the lowest at 304.73. As a team, the Wildcats finished in the top 10 in half of the tournaments they played in.

Borst joined the Wildcats from LSU where she served as assistant women's golf coach from 2007-10.

During her stay in Baton Rouge, La., LSU advanced to the NCAA regionals each of Borst's three seasons, highlighted by a 12th-place finish at the 2009 NCAA Championship.

With Borst, the Tigers recorded a 295.40 team-stroke average during 2009, improving upon the 300.40 posted in 2008. The 2009 season also saw LSU victories at the Bryan Park National Collegiate and Mercedes-Benz Championship, as well as two individual titles. During 2010, LSU earned an individual title while registering a 298.00 stroke average.

A four-year letterwinner for the women's golf team, Borst graduated from Tennessee in 2006 with a degree in communication studies. At Tennessee, Borst served as team captain in 2005 and finished with a 76.19 stroke average.

Additionally, Borst earned second-team All-SEC honors in 2006 and was named a three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll member. Borst's top collegiate finishes came when she placed second in both the 2005 Bryan Park National Collegiate and 2006 Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational.

Borst and the Lady Volunteers advanced to the NCAA Women's Golf Championship during the 2004-06 seasons.

A native of Visby, Sweden, Borst competed for the Swedish National Golf Team from 1999-2003. With Borst, the team claimed medalist honors at the Girls Team European Championship in 2000, second at the Lady's Team European Championship in 2001 and third in the Lady's Team European Championship in 2002.

Prior to coaching at LSU, Borst worked at the Ritz Carlton Golf Club in Sarasota, Fla., assisting in course and tournament operations.

Borst, formerly Golda Johansson, is married to Steve Borst.

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