Retamoza, Violeta

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    retamoza.jpgVioleta Retamoza was a professional golfer who played on the Futures and LPGA Tours.  She was born in Aguascalientes, Mexico. 

    Violeta attended Hamilton High School from 1998 to 2002.  During that time, she was a semifinalist at the 2000 Junior Girls National tournament.  As a senior, she helped the Hamilton High Girls Golf team win the 2001 State Championship.  She also won the individual 2001 State Championship.  For her efforts, she was named the 2001 Arizona Golfer of the Year.

    Violeta attended the University of Tennessee, where she competed on the golf team.  Among her many honors in her first collegiate season was the SEC Freshman of the Year, All SEC Conference honors, and a spot on the NGCA All American 2nd Team.  As a sophomore she earned All SEC Conference honors.  She added to her trophy shelf as a junior, earning 1st Team All SEC and All American honors, was the SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year, and was named the SEC Player of the Year.

    She joined the LPGA Futures Tour in 2007, finishing in the Top 4 and earning an exemption to play on the 2008 LPGA Tour.  While expectations were high for Violeta, with comparisons to Mexican golf legend Lorena Ochoa, she suffered through a miserable season making only one cut.  She returned to the Futures Tour in 2009.

     

    Violeta Retamoza

     

    Inducted into
    Chandler
    Sports
    Hall of Fame
    Feb 13, 2016
     

    Sport School/ Affiliation Accomplishments
    Golf Hamilton High
    1998-2002

    Soph- Semifinalist at the 2000 US Girls Junior

    Senior-  Individual State Champion (2001)
    Senior- Arizona Golfer of the Year (2001) 

    Golf Univ of Tennessee
    2002-2006

    Recorded 15 top ten finishes in collegiate competitions
    4 collegiate tournament wins

    Freshman-  1st Team All-SEC (2003)
     Freshman- SEC Freshman of the Year (2003)
    Freshman- NGCA 2nd Team All American (2003)

    Soph- 1st Team All-SEC (2004)

    Junior-  1st Team All-SEC (2005)
    Junior- NGCA 1st Team All American (2005)
    Junior- SEC Player of the Year (2005)
    Junior- SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year (2005)

     

    Golf Qualifying School  
    Golf

    Futures Tours
    2007

    Duramed Futures Tour Rookie of the Year (2007)
    Won 2007 Alliance Bank Golf Classic (1st career win)
    Three runner up finishes on 2007 Futures Tour
    Finished  Tour Top 4, earning exempt status for 2008 LPGA Tour
    Golf LPGA
    2008
    Made 1 cut, earned $2,150
    Golf Futures Tours
     2009
    competed in 24 events, made the cut in 8, best tournament finish of T24
    Golf Coach Coaches young professional golfers
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