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Madeleine was born and raised in Boise, Idaho. She picked up golf at the age of five, influenced by her parents and the fun-filled junior golf program at Hillcrest Country Club. She also enjoyed basketball and skiing, but was bitten by the golf bug early. She graduated from Bishop Kelly High School in 2008 with her sights set on college golf.
Madeleine attended the University of Nebraska on a golf scholarship from 2008-2012. She was a four-time Scholastic All-American and earned Academic All-Big10 honors while pursuing a degree in philosophy. She recorded one collegiate win and ended her career with the second lowest career scoring average in program history. Madeleine cherishes her time in Lincoln and remains a proud Husker.
Madeleine decided to pursue golf as a career during her senior year at Nebraska. She attended LPGA Qualifying School in the fall of 2012 and earned full-time status on the Symetra Tour, the LPGA's developmental proving ground, in her first attempt. Out of 200-plus women, she finished 60th on the final money list her rookie year, 40th her second year, and 17th her third year. She earned her first Symetra Tour victory at the FireKeeper's Casino Hotel Championship in Battle Creek, MI in June of 2015.
In December of 2016, Madeleine earned partial LPGA status at Q-School. 2017 will be her rookie year on the LPGA Tour.
Away from the golf course, Madeleine enjoys practicing yoga, hiking, going to movies, spending time with friends, and writing biographies in third person. She considers herself an impressive crossword puzzler and above-average parallel parker. Her favorite superhero is Batman, and her greatest weakness chocolate. She is close with her parents, Max and Joni, and looks up to her big sister, Natalie. She now resides in Mesa, AZ.