Women's Golf

 Jonelle Martinez
Jonelle Martinez


Santa Fe, N.M.

High School:
St. Michael's


2009 MWC Champion, All-MWC, Academic All-MWC

2009-10 (Senior): Thus far this season, Jonelle has competed in all five events and had her best round of the season at the UNM/Dick McGuire Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M., with her first round 76 (+3). Jonelle continues to be a leader on and off the course and has done a great job of teaching some of the newcomers the ways of the Cowgirls.

2008-09 (Junior): At the conclusion of the 08-09 season, Jonelle Martinez entered the last event of the year with nothing to lose. The Mountain West Conference Championship was led from beginning to end by none else than Martinez from Wyoming. Her opening 70 (-2) was her career best round and was good enough to keep her on top for the entire tournament. She ended the tournament with a 221 (+5) and the first Conference Championship in 10 years for the Cowgirls as well as earning all-conference honors. Jonelle was the most consistent player for the Cowgirls and finished with five top-25 finishes out of 11 events and led the team with a 77.87 stroke average. During the summer of her junior year Jonelle was crowned champion of the New Mexico Women's State Amateur Tournament, she shares the honor with Nancy Lopez and Rosie Jones, to name a few.

2007-08 (Sophomore): Jonelle continues to improve in her second season and has proven that she can be a consistently good player at Wyoming for quite some time. Jonelle competed in all seven spring events and shot her season best 73(+1) at the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic where she finished 15th out of 92 individuals. Martinez had the third best stroke average on the Cowgirl team this past fall, 79.93. Jonelle has shown the maturity, toughness and confidence of an upperclassman and was instrumental in the team's school record marks for single round and event total. She shot 76-75-76 at the MDA Invitational and finished sixth in a field of 84. Martinez played in all five fall events.

2006-07 (Freshman): Martinez contributed immediately as a true freshman and had the second best stroke average on the Cowgirl team, 81.14. She adjusted to the collegiate golf game quickly, had two top-25 finishes and played 11 of 12 events for UW. Jonelle shot a 74 in the first round of the Notre Dame Lady Irish Invitational and finished 19th in a field of 73. Her best finish came at the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic where she placed eighth.

High School: Martinez broke her foot her senior year at St. Michael's High School, but recovered in time to claim top medalist honors at the New Mexico State High School Championship with a come from behind victory. Jonelle was runner-up at the state golf tournament as a junior, placed third as a sophomore and sixth as a freshman. She was a five-year letterwinner in golf and a three-year letterwinner in volleyball. Her team won the state golf championship in 2004, 2005 and 2006. Martinez was active on the Sun Country Junior Tour, the New Mexico and West Texas state golf association junior circuit. She was the Sun Country Overall Young Female Player of the Year in 2004, as well as their Junior Tour Player of the Year and Pepsi Tour Player of the Year. In 2005 she was a member of the Sun Country America's Cup Team, which competed in Mexico, and was named the Northern New Mexico Female Golfer of the Year. Martinez was named All-District four times in golf and twice in volleyball.

Personal: Jonelle is the daughter of David and Robin Martinez and has an older brother Marcus and a younger sister Miquela. Her father played baseball for the New Mexico Lobos. She was born Sept. 24, and is majoring in kinesiology & health promotion at UW.

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