Lindsay Kuhle - Women's Golf - Kansas Jayhawks

Lindsay Kuhle

TITLE Head Coach
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Seven-time conference coach of the year and seven-time conference champion Lindsay Hulwick Kuhle was named the head women’s golf coach at the University of Kansas on July 1, 2021, by Director of Athletics Travis Goff. She completed her third season with the Jayhawks in 2023-24. 

In just three seasons at Kansas, Kuhle has re-written the KU women’s golf records book in addition to many other accomplishments. In 2023-24, Kuhle’s team earned back-to-back NCAA Regional at-large selections for the first time in program history, finishing sixth in the NCAA Cle Elum Regional. This marked the second NCAA Regional appearance for Kuhle in just three seasons at the helm. 

Also, in 2023-24, the Jayhawks snapped the 18, 36 and 54-hole program records at the Wisconsin Westbrook Invitational. At the Westbrook Invitational, Kansas won the event at -43 for the program’s first team title since 2017. 

The scoring records for Kuhle and the Jayhawks broken over the season include: 18 holes (-19, Wisconsin Westbrook Inv.), 36 holes (-30, Wisconsin Westbrook Inv.) and 54 holes (-43, Wisconsin Westbrook Inv.) 

Kansas placed seventh at the 2024 Big 12 Championship, posting a score of 876 (+24) in the 54-hole event, the lowest 54-hole total in program history at the conference championship. 

The team also finished the season with a 289.3 scoring average, the lowest in program history and a 6.1 stroke improvement from the previous season. 

Kansas finished the 2023-24 season ranked 48th in Spikemark, a three-spot improvement from last season. The team finished with the second-best end of season ranking in modern day program history, dating back to the early 1990’s. 

Kansas posted a 3.88 Team GPA for the fall 2023 semester, setting a new program record and leading all KU Athletics teams for the semester. In the spring 2024 semester, the team earned a 3.78 Team GPA. On the season Kansas earned a 3.83 Team GPA for the season, which is the best in program history. The team also set a program record with six players being named to the WGCA Academic-All Scholar team. 

In 2022-23, Kansas was an NCAA Regional at-large selection for just the second time in school history with the other time in 2014. KU would finish eighth in the 12-team field and was within five strokes from qualifying the NCAA Championship. 

The Jayhawks finished the season ranked 51st in Golfstat, which is up 28 spots from the previous season and was their second-best ever season ending ranking. Their strength of schedule ranking of No. 34 was up 18 spots from 2021-22. KU posted 10 top-10 finishes with four of those in the top five in 2022-23. 

Also, in 2022-23, KU had its lowest team stroke average of 295.41 in school history, a 3.38 stroke improvement from the previous mark set in 2018-19. Kansas broke the school record for 18 holes with a 279 (-9) in its final round at the Westbrook Invitational. The Jayhawks broke the school record for 36 holes at the UCF Challenge at 566 (-10) and the 54-hole school record with an 852 (-12) the same event. KU also had the most par or better team rounds in program history in a single season with seven, the lowest par 4 scoring of 4.1892 in school history and the lowest par 5 scoring average of 4.975 in program history. 

In the inaugural Big 12 Match Play Championship in April 2023, KU entered the event as the No. 7 seed and dominated pool play. The Jayhawks were the No. 1 seed entering the championship bracket and defeated Baylor in the semifinals before falling the eighth-ranked Texas in the title match. 

At the 2023 Big 12 Championship, senior Esme Hamilton tied for ninth becoming just the 10th Jayhawk to earn Big 12 All-Tournament honors and the first since 2017. Collectively, individuals posted 38 rounds of par or better and, as a team, the Jayhawks defeated five teams ranked in the Golfstat top 25 last season. 

As a team, Kansas recorded a program record of a 3.83 GPA in 2022-23. It’s 3.81 fall GPA set the semester mark only to be outdone with a 3.85 in the spring semester. All 11 women’s golf student-athletes were named to the 2022-23 Athletic Director’s Honor Roll recording a 3.50 or better GPA with four posting a 4.0 GPA in the fall and six having a 4.0 in the spring. Two players – Joahanna Ebner and Abby Glynn were named to the CSC At-Large All-District Team and six will be named to the WGCA All-Scholar team posting a 3.5 GPA or better. 

In her first year at Kansas, 2021-22, Kuhle’s team finished the season No. 79 in the country by Golfstat, which was up nine spots from the average ranking the past five years. KU’s strength of schedule ranked 53rd in the country in 2021-22. Her team set a then-program record with a 54-hole total of -1 at Westbrook Invitational in the spring 2022. 

Kansas set multiple records in Kuhle’s inaugural season, including the most par or better rounds at five, the low 54-hole total at -1 at the Westbrook Invitational, the best par 5 scoring average (5.05) and the lowest par 3 stroke average (3.20). Additionally, KU posted its then-second-best season-scoring average at 299.48. 

Kuhle Initiated the Coach Jerry Waugh Women’s Golf Endowment program, honoring the KU legendary coach and administrator. The endowment will be used to directly impact the student-athlete experience. It will create some new and exciting experiences for the team, like hosting tournaments, transportation, trips, and playing top courses around the country. 

In her first season, Kansas finished ahead of numerous ranked opponents in tournaments including No. 22 Texas Tech, No. 23 Virginia Tech, No. 29 Oregon State, No. 49 Oklahoma and No. 50 Denver. KU finished seventh at the 2022 Big 12 Championship, which ties the second-best KU finish since 2014 when the team placed fourth and ended the year ranked 38th nationally. 

Not only did KU show great improvement on the course, but the Jayhawks also excelled in the classroom in Kuhle’s first season. As a team, KU posted a program record 3.74 grade point average for the year and Its 3.79 GPA in the spring was a semester program high. All 10 women’s golf student-athletes were named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll recording a 3.50 or better GPA with five posting a 4.0 GPA. 

A veteran coach who has coached more than 35 WGCA All-America Scholars and six individual conference champions, Kuhle came to Kansas after nine winning seasons as head coach at the University of Denver. 

At Denver, Kuhle won seven conference team titles and the Pioneers qualified for the NCAA Tournament in each of the eight seasons where a postseason tournament was held. 

With Kuhle as head coach, Denver won 11 team titles and had 10 individual tournament victories, which included six conference championship medalists. While at DU, she was named conference coach of the year seven times, including 2020-21, in which DU ended the year ranked No. 39 by Golfstat/Golfweek. The Pioneers ended in the top 75 of the national rankings in all nine seasons with Kuhle at the helm. 

Individually, Denver had 34 all-conference performers and 32 Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-America Scholars with Kuhle as head coach. The Pioneers shined in the classroom, accumulating a team grade point average of 3.72 from 2015 to 2020. 

Kuhle first joined the DU staff in 2005 and spent seven seasons with the program, including three as associate head coach. In 2012-13, Kuhle served as an assistant coach at Georgia before returning to DU for the 2013-14 season as the head coach. 

In her 15 seasons on the DU staff, Kuhle mentored WGCA All-Americans Stephanie Sherlock and Tonje Daffinrud. Sherlock was a three-time All-American at DU from 2007-09 and Daffinrud earned the honor in 2014. 

Kuhle arrived at Denver to begin her coaching career after a successful college career at Tulane, where she was an all-conference performer all four years, including a first-team selection as a sophomore. She was also named Tulane Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2005. 

During her time at Tulane, Kuhle more than made her mark on the course, both for the Green Wave and individually. She qualified for three consecutive U.S. Women’s Amateur Championships from 2002-04 and finished as the low amateur at the 2004 Colorado Women’s Open. 

Kuhle has been an LPGA member since 2007 and is a Class A teaching and club professional. In 2020, she was named the LPGA Teaching and Club Professional Central Coach of the Year. Kuhle also serves on the NCAA women’s golf awards committee and is a member of the NCAA Women’s Coaches Academy and a graduate of the academy in 2019. 

A native of Littleton, Colorado, Kuhle earned her master’s degree in sport and performance psychology from Denver in 2014 after earning a Bachelor of Science in management with a concentration in finance from Tulane in 2005. 

Kuhle is married to A.J. Kuhle, who is a military veteran, played for the San Antonio Spurs and took his Air Force Academy college basketball team to the NCAA Tournament his senior year in 2004. He was a former assistant coach at Air Force and DU. 

The couple has a daughter, Lucy Elizabeth Kuhle, who was born in October of 2014 and son, Jordan William Kuhle, born in August of 2017.

The Kuhle File
Alma Mater: Tulane, 2005, B.S. in Management with a Concentration in Finance; Denver, 2014, Masters of Sport and Performance Psychology
Hometown: Littleton, Colorado
Husband: A.J.
Children: Lucy Elizabeth and Jordan William

2021-PresentKansasHead Coach
2013-2020DenverHead Coach
2012-2013GeorgiaAssistant Coach
2009-2012DenverAssociate Head Coach
2005-2009DenverAssistant Coach

Coaching Honors
LPGA Teaching and Club Professional Central Coach of the Year - 2011, 2020
Summit League Coach of the Year - 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019 and 2021
WAC Coach of the Year - 2013
52 All-Conference performers
5 WGCA All-Americans
81 WGCA All-Scholar Athletes
14 conference team champions - seven as head coach at Denver, seven as assistant/associate at Denver
4 individuals named conference Player of the Year
11 individual conference champions
17 NCAA Tournament appearances (2006-2019, 2021, 2023-2024)
6 NCAA National Championship appearances (2007-2009 as a team, 2010, 2014, 2021 with an individual)
Coached 5 All-Americans; 3x All-American Stephanie Sherlock (2007-09), Emilie Burger (2013) and Tonje Daffinrud (2014)
Coached 33 team wins and 29 individual tournament titles
Coached 11 players at the University of Denver and 3 from KU that turned professional

Playing Experience
Tulane 2001-05
All-Conference USA selection // Conference USA All-Freshman Honor (2002) // Conference USA First Team (2003), Second Team (2004) and Third Team (2005)

First Team 2003, Second Team 2004 and Third Team 2005
National Golf Coaches Association Academic All-American (2005)
U.S. Women's Amateur Championships - 2002, 2003 and 2004
Turned Pro in 2005 - Symetra Tour
Earned LPGA Teaching and Club Professional Class A Certificate (2009)
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