Lakareber Abe is the newest No Laying Up Young Hitter!
Lakareber Abe, our newest Young Hitter, will be teeing it up this week at the Carlisle Arizona Women’s Golf Classic (presented by Her Majesty the Governor) in Mesa, along with fellow squad members Lauren Coghlin and Meghan MacLaren.
Lakareber turned professional in 2018 after a stellar career at the University of Alabama. Her 2018 and 2019 Symetra results include 50% cuts made and three top 25’s each year, the highlight being a T26 at the 2019 Symetra Tour Championship.
Lakareber had a hot start to the 2020 season with her high finish of T3 at Florida’s Natural Charity Classic in March just prior to the COVID shutdown. After the restart, she made 4 of 9 cuts, including a T25 and T28. She finished the year 41st on the Symetra money list.
While attending the University of Alabama, Lakareber’s honors included SEC All-Freshman (2014-15), Second Team All-SEC (2015-16), SEC Academic Honor Roll (2015-16), Third Team EGCA All-American (2015-16), SEC Academic Honor Roll (2016-17), and Second Team All-SEC (2017-18). She holds the school record for low tournament round after her 63 during the 3rd round of the 2016 Mason Rudolph Championship. In 2018, Alabama made it to the final match against the University of Arizona at the NCAA National Championship. The final team match included at least six current professional golfers, including Haley Moore who birdied the 19th hole for the win over Lakareber.
Currently, Lakareber reports her strengths are her irons and wedges, and her driving and putting have improved the last few years. She continues to work on her game around the greens, which you know…..tell me about it.
A native of the Houston area, Lakareber got introduced to golf through her family. Her father began bringing her and her older sister Tezira to the First Tee when they were 11 and 9, respectively. Lakareber first broke 80 about two years later, and first broke par around age 12 in a U.S. Kids event. Tezira played her college golf at the University of Texas and is now a lawyer. As the daughter of Ugandan immigrants, Lakareber is an important presence in the women's game and we’re looking forward to following her success.
No Laying Up could not be more excited to support Lakareber in all of her endeavors. If you want to #getinvolved and check out more of the story, follow these links:
Symetra Tour Profile: Link
University of Alabama Profile: Link