Michaela isn't new to making headlines for her golf career. The full status Epson Tour player has been gathering her sport’s accolades long before turning professional in 2020. As an amateur, she competed in the prestigious inaugural Augusta National Women's Amateur in 2019, and was a three-time all-MAC for Kent State University, with 17 top ten finishes. As she transitioned from collegiate golf to the professional circuit, Michaela shot an 18-hole scoring record during the Epson Tour Championship in 2021. Most recently, she fired a 3-day total of -10 to finish the Island Resort Championship T3.
During Finn's collegiate career, she and her team at Kent State would regularly play in Teleri's team's home tournament, the Mercedes-Benz Intercollegiate, where Michaela would regularly shine. In her Sophomore season, she finished third, with a final round of 66 - the lowest round in the field. She is a determined athlete, who is always trying to find ways to improve with her "never give up" mentality and positive spirit.
We are thrilled to welcome our first international Brand Ambassador to lead Team Teleri. Michaela is a strong competitor who is continuing to play her best golf on the Epson Tour. Be sure to follow along on her journey and join us as we root her on as she goes after her dream of being on the LPGA!
- Played in 2019 Augusta National Womens Amateur Tournament
- Three-time all-MAC first team for Kent State
- 17 Top ten finishes while playing collegiate golf
- Ranked as high as 45th in the World Amateur Golf Ranking
- Made the cut in 5 of 7 events in her rookie season on the Symetra Tour (Epson Tour)
-Top 5 finish on Epson Tour
What is one of your favorite memories playing golf?
One of my favorite memories are playing the inaugural Augusta Women’s event 2019.
What's the best advice you have for a junior wanting to play collegiate golf?
I am a true believer that for you to succeed and play your best you have to have a balance in life. A balance between working hard, getting rest, being social and staying healthy.
Biggest takeaway from collegiate golf.
Biggest takeaway is that playing at a competitive school helped me perform under pressure during the tour but also helped me out with the time management.
What is the day in the life of a professional golfer?
What I usually get done everyday: Workouts, playing, practice, rehab (working extra in your weak spots in your body so I won’t get injured again) accounting and do all the travel plans.
What is the best golf advice you've ever received?
“Let it happen”. Staying patient, have a good attitude, prepare and then just let it happen. Can’t force anything in golf.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In 5 years I will be established on the LPGA.
Pick one: Junior Golf, Amateur Golf, Professional Golf, Collegiate Golf.
Favorite practice drill.
The ⭐️ - drill. 2ft-10ft, getting points for the ft you make and just hitting one putt from each distance. 5 different angles around the hole, similar line 2-10ft, tests your speed & read.
What is the best part of your game?
My strongest part of probably my mentality. I never give up. I’ve also gotten better in every part of my game and keep on improving every year since the competition just gets better and better.
What is the best thing you've gotten out of golf?
All the traveling and things I’ve experienced through traveling the world as a Junior player, college player and professional player.
Favorite Teleri Athletics piece.
That’s a hard one lol, but I really am I huge fan of the Ari Skorts, I get most compliments for those.