In recent months, Sterling Sports Management has added three promising young golfers to their clientele, including Jillian Hollis (Symetra Tour), Steven Ihm (Web.com Tour), and Lauren Stephenson (LPGA Tour). As some of the top amateur golfers in the country and in the world during their respective college careers, they each possess the drive to join the history of success at Sterling.
Hollis, 21, holds the University of Georgia’s all-time stroke average and low single round score of 65. She finished her three-year college career with four wins, 18 top-ten finishes, and an NCAA tournament record of 11-under par. As she emerged onto the professional scene, she made the cut at the 2018 U.S. Women’s Open, then joined the Symetra Tour halfway through the season. She earned three top-10 finishes in her first 11 events, and has proven herself as fierce competition on the road to the LPGA Tour.
Ihm, 26, earned his place as number 11 in the US Amateur Rankings during his time at the University of Iowa. He received a sponsor exemption to the 2013 John Deere Classic during his collegiate career, and made his professional debut with a sponsor exemption to the same event one year later, where he finished T27. Ihm finished the 2018 Web.com Tour season with two top-three finishes in only eight starts. His accurate drives, fine-tuned putting and level-headed game make him a strong competitor as he works his way toward the PGA Tour.
Stephenson, 21, a University of Alabama student, boasts an impressive collegiate resume as a member of the 2018 U.S. Curtis Cup and Palmer Cup teams, First Team WGCA All-American, First Team All-SEC and 2018 Annika Award finalist. As the record holder for the lowest women’s scoring average in the history of the NCAA, Alabama’s co-record-holder at with a low 54 score, and countless other accomplishments, she claimed her place as the number-four female amateur in the world. With her T8 finish at the 2018 LPGA Q-Series, she will tee off as a rookie on the LPGA Tour in the 2019 season.
Each with an impressive list of golf accolades and achievements, Hollis, Ihm and Stephenson are three excellent additions to the Sterling family. Their class and talent on and off the course are sure to contribute to their success on the PGA and LPGA Tours.