Summer of 2019:
Placed fourth overall at the Rolex Girls Junior Championship with rounds of 65, 77, 70 and 72 for a four-under, 284 … led after day one with an opening bogey-free, 7-under 65 … placed as the low amateur at the LPGA Marathon Classic with rounds of 72, 70, 69 and 68 for a five-under-par, 279, which was tied for 35th overall … helped lead the East Squad to a 27.5-22.5 victory at the Wyndham Cup in Winston-Salem, N.C. … notched rounds of 74 and 69 to finish one-under, 143, and tied eighth in stroke play at the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship … fell in the round of 64, 3&2, to Kelly Xu in match play.
Closed her storied prep career with two USGA Championships -- 2017 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship and 2019 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship along with Megan Furtney ... also won two AJGA titles -- 2016 AJGA Junior All-Star at The Virtues and 2016 AJGA Junior All-Star Invitational sponsored by NIKEGOLF ... as of Aug. 1 of 2019, ranked No. 7 in the Golfweek rankings, No. 3 in the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) in the class of 2019 listing ... a Rolex Junior All-America selection on four occasions, including two first team accolades ... collected 21 top 10 finishes and 17 top five placements on the AJGA over a span of five years ... runner-up at the 2019 Buick Shanshan Feng AJGA Girls Invitational, 2019 Kathy Whitworth Invitational, 2018 AJGA Polo Golf Junior Classic, 2018 The Ping Invitational and the 2017 Rolex Girls Junior Championship ... totaled a tied for 23rd finish at the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur (ANWA) ... competed in 12 USGA Championships including the U.S. Women’s Open (2018, 2016) ... has been on the national stage numerous times as she played on the 2018 Junior Ryder Cup, 2017, 2018 & 2019 Wyndham Cup, 2017 World Junior Girls Championship and 2017 Ping Junior Solheim Cup ... in 2018 alone, Shepherd tallied four top 10 finishes, including five rounds in the 60’s ... advanced to the semifinals of the 2018 Women’s Four-Ball Championship alongside Furtney ... also competed on the LPGA at the 2018 and 2017 LPGA IWIT Championship where she made the 36-hole cut both occasions and was low amateur at the 2019 LPGA Marathon ... was the 2015 and 2016 Indiana Girl’s State Junior Champion ... selected to the 2015 ACDS Junior All-Star Team.
Full name is Erica Leigh Shepherd ... born January 5, 2001 in Indianapolis, Ind. ... daughter of Matt & Jerlyn Shepherd ... has one brother, Ethan (20), who is a junior on the Indiana men’s golf program .. received the Center Grove High School Academic Achievement Award in 2016, 2017 and 2018 ... member of the 2017 AJGA Transamerica Scholastic Honor Roll.